ORU 2-1

Increasing Student Success by Leveraging Mobile Technology

student retention

Fluid technology allowed for a 97% retention rate between freshman and sophomore students.


Allowing students to feel that they "owned" the app encouraged a 96% platform adoption rate.

laundry checks

The app integrated with ORU's laundry system so students could check machine availability and laundry status - allowing for better time management.

social interactions

Students connected with each other via the campus wall, and private messaging over 50K times.

The Problem

Like most schools, ORU had many disparate systems. They wanted to offer students a seamless experience that brought all of their services to one user-friendly place.

The Cost

  • There was a gap between students' expectations and their reality
  • Students were underutilizing available resources.
  • A lacking off-campus, digital community
  • Students isolated from each other were at greater attrition risk


The Solution

Oral Roberts University worked with Ready Education to build a customized app that brought together those siloed resources, including ORU's laundry system, on an engaging mobile app that students were excited to use.

Seamless integrations that would bring all of their resources and communications to one place.

Peer-to-peer and student-to-staff engagement that could keep students feeling connected to campus.

A customized mobile experience that would uniquely meet ORU students' on-and-off campus needs.

The Outcome

ORU's freshman to sophomore retention rate was 97%, much greater than the 78% national average.

96% of students adopted the app, sustaining the mobile campus ecosystem.


The app has helped encourage ORU's whole-person philosophy of body, mind, and spirit, by giving students a direct line to their campus at all times.

“The Ready team hit the mark every time.”
Mike Mathews - AVP of Innovation and Technology

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