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A scalable software platform for all budgets.

Recruit students, help parents stay connected, and empower your staff to easily update content with premium communications products and tools.

Award-winning designers bringing your school to life online.

Schools love how Finalsite finds what makes them unique and translates that into an authentic digital experience.

School marketing experts at your service.

Schools turn to Finalsite's consultants for their decades of experience developing and executing a digital marketing strategy.

Improve School-to-Home Communications with Password-protected Portals.

Portals provide a safe and secure place for your community to access information that's just for them on every device.

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A best-of-breed approach to give you the "all in one" solution you need.

We focus on the critical function of marketing and communication, while leveraging relationships and integrations with 70+ partners to provide a more seamless experience between the school and your constituents.

A team of 200, Finalsite has been serving schools worldwide for 20 years.

Our business has been for and about schools since the beginning, which is why 95% of clients stay with us year over year.

Save Time and Enhance Data Integrity

Our secure integrations with popular SIS providers mean you can replace timely manual data uploads with our automatic transfers for a seamless solution.

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Web Design and CMS for Colleges and Universities

Improve Your College's Digital Marketing Strategy with Finalsite.

Gain a Competitive Advantage and Increase Website Conversions

Our custom, scalable solutions for colleges and universities help you attract students and engage donors with inbound tools, and empower your staff to build and maintain an awesome, responsive website with no coding knowledge required. 

With award-winning designs for partners like Vanguard University, we help colleges and universities gain an edge in competitive markets with tools to boost conversion, share their value on social media, improve search rankings, and engage alumni and donors with custom microsites.

Award-Winning Websites

Finalsite's design team is the most decorated in the industry, helping your college stand out to increase enrollment and improve communications. 

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Tools to Boost Enrollment

From Social Feeds that show all the exciting things happening on and off campus to Inbound tools to target campaigns and measure what works, our modules are built for your school's success. 

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Simple, WYSIWYG CMS

Composer's drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG interface ensures that webmasters of all skill levels can build beautiful web pages in minutes.

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Tiered Admin Access

Whether you're a small shop or a college or university with 100 admins, Composer's tiered admin settings put you in control of who can edit, delete, and publish content on your site.

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ADA Compliant Design

Our team is trained in accessible design, and our 80-point QA process ensures your design, navigation and site structure meet WCAG 2.0 requirements.

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Create Once, Publish Everywhere (C.O.P.E,)

With Finalsite's CMS and modules, you only have to edit content — such as news or calendar and event details — in a single location, and it is automatically updated anywhere it appears on your college's site, making it simple for you to 

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BY THE NUMBERS

99.9%

Hosting Uptime

Our iron-clad secure hosting very rarely skips a beat to ensure a seamless experience.

96%

Client Retention

Higher Ed who choose Finalsite, stay with Finalsite.

3.8/4

Star Ticket Rating

Finalsite's in-house support team answers your requests in a timely manner and is just an email away to help you in a pinch!

80+

Design Awards

For our design work with Vanguard University and schools and colleges worldwide!  (And another 80 awards for our work in other markets!)

Vanguard University

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"Thanks to Finalsite, we now have site architecture that actually enhances our value proposition, which is a big win for us as a Marketing Department."

Linsey Carbone, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications 

Bethel College

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“We selected Finalsite, in part, because of their design-first approach; rather than having to select a design firm and then make that design work with a new content management system, Finalsite is creating a design that will reflect our school’s mission and culture.”

Susan Miller, Director of Web Strategy

College of Coastal Georgia

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“Finalsite provides our users with a familiar interface that makes it easy for a novice user to get up and running in about an hour. At the same time, it’s rich enough to satisfy the needs of our most demanding users.”

Paul Hearn, Web Developer

Free School Website Audit

Want feedback on your college or university's website and how you can improve? Request a free website audit and consultation with one of our in-house website experts! 

College and University Web Design Portfolio

Our team works hard to enable colleges and universities to showcase the flavor and robust nature of their school while also showcasing what makes them truly unique.

Cleveland University Kansas City
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Cleveland University-Kansas City turned to Finalsite to share its broad offerings to the outside world. The University offers a personalized approach to education for a rewarding career in chiropractic, a baccalaureate in health sciences or a masters in health promotion — all of which Finalsite needed to capture via a compelling and engaging design and an interactive responsive website. The Finalsite Platform is a perfect fit for colleges and universities like CUKC with software that's quick, easy and flexible, allowing the team there to spend that much more time telling its unique story.

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Vanguard University
Vanguard University

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Vanguard University, with a mission to pursue knowledge, cultivate character, deepen faith, and equip each student for a spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service, turned to Finalsite to revamp its website to reflect the richness and diversity of the student experience.  A fundamental goal of the design was to give users a path into each of the three divisions (undergraduate, graduate and professional studies), which provides a coherent aesthetic and navigational devices. A best-in-class design with a variety of interactive elements and special treatments propelled the University's online presence to something as unique as they are.

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Misericordia University
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Misericordia University, in Dallas, PA, has been a Finalsite client for nealy five years and a frequent user of the Finalsite platform to update their website easily, advance their communications goals, and grow the site as their needs change. A responsive website means that mobile users have an equally compelling experience on their phone as they do on their desktop, which is fundamental to Finalsite's "Mobile First" approach to web development.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University
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Lenoir-Rhyne University's website redesign began with a two-day design onsite, where out team was able to immerse themselves in the community to get a real feel for what made LRU stand out. While the campus is quickly growing and expanding, to consolidate the campuses under one "roof," while maintaining a clean interface and navigation structure. The site features numerous compelling design elements, including an interactive content dropdown that personalizes homepage content based on the visitor's desire, an infographic, and a custom social media mash-up. Additionally, special attention was paid to the academic majors and admission sections to engage the site visitors with the site for a more interactive experience.

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St. Francis College
St. Francis College

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A client for over seven years, St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NYC, turned to Finalsite recently for a best-in-class redesign, while still being able to use the latest tools and technology to update content, leverage critical functionality, and build their web presence. Infographics, featured testimonials, great photography and an intuitive navigation all come together into a great homepage and interiors that drive engagement. Finalsite's 24/7 support is always there when the college needs it and ongoing webinars, blogs, white papers and a deep knowledgebase ensures that staff can stay current with trends and best practices.

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College of Coastal Georgia
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With a compelling homepage video, simplified tier one navigation, great design and an intuitive, responsive interface, the College of Coastal Georgia's website helps them stand apart from the crowd. The Finalsite Platform makes page and content editing easy, with extended functionality to handle a variety of unique scenarios.

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Baruch College Alumni
Baruch College Alumni

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This microsite for Baruch College Alumni provides all the information the 100,000+ alumni need to stay connected with the business school. The College has been working with Finalsite for many years, leveraging Composer and other modules to assist with its alumni program, update content easily, build pages and manage important functionality to keep communication levels high.

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Free eBook: Ultimate Website Optimization Guide for Higher Ed

Learn how to optimize your website to increase inquiries, traffic, conversions and donations! 

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Interested to find out if we're a good fit? Chat with a consultant today to see if our platform and services pair well with your goals.