A higher education student information system (SIS) stores and tracks all student data that faculty and staff need to manage their university campus operations. Information such as grades, attendance records, admissions information, and financial aid are tracked through these platforms. Faculty and staff can benefit from these portals. Many higher education SISs have a portal for students to obtain information that is vital to them, specifically their own grades. The ability for students and faculty to communicate with each other is hugely important in a higher education SIS, so that professors can answer questions regarding assignments and exams. These tools are not to be confused with a K-12 SIS, which typically offer a parent portal that is not necessary for a higher education SIS. A higher education SIS can typically integrate with a learning management system (LMS) and a classroom management tool, so that faculty have the ability to manage all aspects of student data.
To qualify for inclusion in the Higher Education Student Information System (SIS) category, a product must: