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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

Dec 17 2015 Body found in alley during search for missing Va. college student
Family members and police say a body found Thursday is a Virginia Commonwealth University student from Reston, Virginia who went missing on Tuesday night after going out with his cousin in Adams Morgan.His uncle told us that he doesn't know how McGuiness’ parents will survive this pain. "It's the worst nightmare any parent could ever have,” said Nicolai.
Nov 21 2015 Missing Washington College student found dead in Pennsylvania
Jacob Marberger, the student at Washington College in Maryland whose disappearance prompted a suspension of classes, has been found dead in Pennsylvania, state police there said.
Nov 17 2015 Missing college student found dead in New Hampshire river
The body of a missing Plymouth State University student from Massachusetts was found Tuesday morning in the Pemigewasset River. Jake Nawn, 23, was a English major at Plymouth State University from Holden, Massachusetts.
Nov 3 2015 Montgomery County Community College student missing again
A Montgomery County Community College student, Sheba Queen Funches, 20, was reported missing Monday by the Whitpain police. Her belongings were found on the grounds of the college, police said, adding she does not have a cellphone.
Oct 28 2015 Body of missing Minnesota college student found in cornfield
Authorities confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Grundman had found the body of Laura Ann Schwendemann, last seen nearly two weeks ago at a gas station in Alexandria.Schwendemann, a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Morris, who has lived in nearby Hancock and Starbuck, had been missing since the night of Oct. 14.
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