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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

Mar 8 2016 Chicago Student Missing After Taking Morning Jog
Police are searching for a college student who went missing after a morning jog two weeks ago in the city's West Rogers Park neighborhood. The 21-year-old left her home on the 6000 block of North Talman to go for a jog at the beach around 6 a.m. on Feb. 25 and hasn’t been seen since. “It hurts, the not knowing, that's the worst part just sitting here feeling helpless,” sister Maricela Suarez said.
Feb 21 2016 College Student Missing After Plane Lands in a Long Island Harbor
The police searched on Sunday for a 23-year-old City College student from Queens who was aboard a small plane that made a forced landing in the frigid waters of Setauket Harbor off the North Shore of Long Island after its engine malfunctioned, the authorities said.
Feb 15 2016 Onondaga Community College freshman found dead
Alex Hendry, a freshmen pitcher for the Onondaga Community College baseball team, was found dead early Monday morning. After noticing Hendry had not come home, his roommate reported him missing Sunday, Syracuse.com reports. Temperatures Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y., ranged from -16 to -23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feb 9 2016 Missing UGA student found dead near College Station Road
University of Georgia police say a student who went missing Monday was found dead near College Station Road. Police said in an alert emailed to the university faculty and students sent Tuesday evening at about 6 p.m. that Lei Wang, 35, was found deceased at about 4 p.m.His body was found off College Station Road near the river, police said in the email.
Jan 11 2016 No Signs of Foul Play in Death of Missing College Student
Investigators have found no signs of foul play in the death of a college student whose body was discovered near the Hudson River last month after he went missing in Inwood weeks earlier, authorities said.
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