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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 (see demo).

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 that go missing do so 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. Several students have gone missing recently and very little acknowledgement from their colleges. 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 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 per student, 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

Feb 19 2015 Missing University of Pennsylvania student
The New Jersey parents of Timothy Hamlett, an Ivy League track star who’s been missing since December. Timothy was a well liked track champ at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in philosophy.
Feb 6 2015 Missing Leadville student found dead near college campus
The body of a missing college student in Leadville was found Friday morning with the help of Colorado Forensic Canines. Colton Wilson was last seen Thursday, January 29th. His body was found about 50 yards off a popular trail in a remote area on the campus of Colorado Mountain College.
Jan 15 2015 Major search for missing university student
A search is under way in Durham for a university student who has not been seen since the early hours of yesterday morning. Euan Coulthard, who is 19, and a law Student at St Mary’s College, was reported missing this afternoon by a friend who was concerned when he could not make contact with him. Euan, who is from Nottingham, left his home in the city on Wednesday 14th January and later went for a meal at the Spaghettata restaurant in Saddler Street to celebrate a 21st birthday with friends.
Jan 7 2015 Georgia college student vanishes from home
Police in Georgia are searching for a 25-year-old college senior who vanished from his Gwinnett County home early Monday morning. Kelly Nash, a Georgia Gwinnett College student, was discovered missing by his girlfriend around 7:00 a.m. from his home on Jimmy Dodd Road in Buford.
Jan 3 2015 Missing college student's body found in river
Shane Montgomery's parents say the body pulled from the water Saturday was his, but authorities had not yet confirmed the identity pending a review by the Philadelphia medical examiner's office. Shane, a 21-year-old senior at West Chester, had been out with friends until the early-morning hours of Thanksgiving and never made it home. His mother has said he was escorted out of Kildare's Irish Pub in the city's lively Manayunk neighborhood around 2 a.m.
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