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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. 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. For those traveling abroad, the poster can be translated in 42 languages (see list). In addition, we 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.

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

Almost all students that go missing do so while away from the college campus, thus the onus falls on the parent to start the recovery process, not the college. Think of it much like your own job. While you are at work, the employer is responsible for you but once you leave, then you are responsible for yourself. Same applies to your child at college. It doesn't matter if they are on 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 just like colleges, neither keeps statistics for those that go missing. After researching the last 100 missing college students, we established 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.
  • 12% 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 per student, this 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

Sep 15 2014 Missing UVa student's last text said she was lost
A University of Virginia student for whom authorities spent much of Monday searching might have gotten lost on her way home from a party early Saturday, authorities said. Police prepared Tuesday to adjust their search area for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years.
Sep 14 2014 Body of missing Appalachian State University student found near North Carolina campus: police
Police said the 18-year-old freshman history major from High Point was in personal crisis and was "anguished" when she was last seen taking a van to a school dorm the night of Sept. 2, reports the Charlotte Observer. She did not live at the dorm where she was last seen, the newspaper reported.
Aug 29 2014 Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho mountains
A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday.
Mar 3 2014 California college student vanishes
Adilene Munguia, 19, went missing after she boarded a bus from California State University Los Angeles to downtown L.A. on Thursday, police said. A college student in California vanished late last week, and authorities suspect her disappearance may be connected to a man she met on the popular dating app Tinder.
Feb 21 2014 Bates College student studying abroad goes missing in Rome
A 21-year-old Bates student studying in Rome has been missing since early Wednesday morning, his family said Friday. He is studying this semester in Rome through a program offered by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
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