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College Alert Center is a recovery service for missing college students that quickly creates and distributes the student's information in mass numbers and to the right resources. We have been doing this at Child Alert Center since 2005, so we understand the key elements in the process. We have a 100% recovery rate at both companies. If your son or daughter went missing while at college, you want the best available service for them.

Our capability to send up to 20,000 text links per minute of a mini-poster to our mobile network is very important.  Our call center will send the text link to campus security, who can forward it to the entire student population, if necessary. By distributing this information quickly in mass numbers we greatly increase the chances of recovery of the student. If the student is traveling abroad, the text link can be converted up to 42 languages.

College Alert Center provides parents, campus security and local law enforcement with the best tool for recovering a missing student and would be a value-added benefit for any college to offer to the parents.

Parents Should Know

Most students go missing while away from campus, thus the onus falls on the parent to start the recovery process, not the college. It doesn't matter if they are on a holiday break, spring break, traveling abroad or even out to dinner, if they are off campus, then they are likely on their own. This is why you need our service. 

Missing students often go unreported until tragedy strikes. While the Department of Justice keeps crime statistics like colleges, neither keeps statistics for those that go missing. After researching the last 100 missing college students, we established some interesting statistics. This can happen anytime, anywhere, to anybody.

  • 96% of the missing were away from the college campus 
  • Only 10% were found alive and the others were unknown or worse.
  • 10% were traveling abroad when missing.    
  • Enrollment size varied; smallest of 1,340 students to over 60,000 for the largest.

For only $15 per year, our valuable service may help bring home your child to your family and friends. 

Below are recent stories of missing students that show how real this is to the parents, colleges and communities. 

Recent Missing Student Stories

Oct 13 2015 Search underway for missing college student
Authorities are trying to locate a Nevada college student who was reported missing after a visit to California.The student from Sierra Nevada College near Lake Tahoe reportedly was in Santa Barbara County to meet friends. A sheriff's statement says Thacher was seen checking out of her motel room on Oct. 6 and on the same day her vehicle was found with a flat tire on a roadside.
Sep 7 2015 Tampa police find missing college student dead
Tampa police said the body found in the Hillsborough River has been tentatively identified as Bruce Rivera. Police say Bruce Kevin Rivera, 19, had been missing since yesterday morning. Rivera attended Hillsborough Community College.
Jun 10 2015 Body found in Austin, Texas identified as missing UNT student
Julio Santos III, a 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of North Texas, was found dead in Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas on June 7, 2015. According to KVUE, Santos was reported missing the following day and was last seen at Barbarella, a downtown dance club, on Friday around 2:30 a.m.
Apr 26 2015 Missing IU Bloomington student died of blunt force trauma
A missing Indiana University - Bloomington student found in Brown County Friday died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the coroner. The death of Hannah Wilson has left the entire IU community in shock.
Mar 28 2015 Minneapolis police ask help finding missing college sorority sister
A sorority sister at the University of Minnesota student has vanished, prompting the Minneapolis Police Department to issue a public appeal Saturday for help in locating the missing woman. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen at closing time at the Blarney Bar, a popular student hangout near the campus of the UM Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis.
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