With always-on connectivity, superior campus security, and the access students demand, higher education institutions can attract and retain students in an evolving competitive landscape. In order for campus leaders and IT teams to build unique and differentiated programs that will improve student experiences, a reliable network is required. Cisco Meraki provides colleges and universities with the power, flexibility, and control they need to keep campuses connected and secure, while providing students with the connectivity and digital resources they expect.

Cloud-managed wireless enables students taking an online exam in a packed lecture hall to have the same experience as students playing video games in their dorm rooms. Plus, IT teams can solve Wi-Fi issues faster and with more accuracy with improved visibility for anomaly detection, troubleshooting, and connection quality. Using location analytics and Bluetooth beacons, schools can deliver personalized, real-time notifications and interactions to help improve student experiences across campus.

How to Improve Student Experiences with Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi on Campus: Student Experiences Vs. IT Perceptions

Two surveys were recently conducted, one of higher education leaders and one of college students, to better understand students’ needs regarding network use and technology. The surveys found large discrepancies between students and leadership perceptions about device usage, connectivity locations, and Wi-Fi reliability. Read the survey report to learn more.

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Wi-Fi 6 in Education: The Next Generation of Wireless

Many education institutions are already preparing for what the future of technology will bring. Wi-Fi 6, the latest wireless standard, not only promises to bring higher density, throughput, and reliability to networks, but ensures that students can focus on collaborating and learning. Read this whitepaper to learn more.

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7 Reasons Why Your Campus’ Success Hinges on Wi-Fi Reliability

More than 500 college students were surveyed on their perception of Wi-Fi on campus. The survey confirmed Wi-Fi is and will continue to be a critical component to student success. But it also revealed that Wi-Fi has a larger role in ensuring the overall success of higher education institutions.

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Rethinking Dorm Wi-Fi

Students have high expectations for campus connectivity, and Wi-Fi in dorms is no exception. To attract and retain students and remain competitive, many higher education institutions are rethinking their approaches to dorm Wi-Fi. Read this paper to learn four things IT teams should consider when deploying residence hall wireless.

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Examples from Higher Education Institutions

Higher Education Institutions Prepare for Wi-Fi 6

Three higher education institutions are already preparing for Wi-Fi 6 by identifying where bandwidth problems already exist, learning what the new standards offer, and thinking through a Wi-Fi 6 strategy. Read the blog post to learn more from these innovative institutions.

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Customer Story Video: Butler University

Butler University is determined to ensure all of its students succeed, both while enrolled and beyond. With a focus on personalized learning, unique opportunities, and innovative technology, the school provides the best educational experience for every student through reliable, always-on wireless. Watch the video to learn more.

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Customer Story: Albany State University

In order to provide the best experience for its students and faculty members, Albany State University wanted to adopt new technologies to improve learning, collaboration, and security. Read the case study to learn why they chose Cisco Meraki to future-proof their network and prepare for Wi-Fi 6.

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