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Can Predictive Analytics Boost Graduation Rates?

Can Predictive Analytics Boost Graduation Rates

Can Predictive Analytics Boost Graduation Rates

Higher education is in the business of bringing students to their school and ensuring they get a degree. But graduation rates are suffering across the country, with one in three students never finishing college and over half of students finishing college in six years rather than the traditional four. Predictive Analytics could be applied to identify who is likely to fail and help them on their journey before they begin drifting. But just how are the insights generated being applied to help students succeed? And does Predictive Analytics stand to be the next big wave on campus or is taking on this weight just a part of the Freshman 15?


Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner, Co-Founder, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework,

Dr. Ellen Wagner is co-founder of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework and serves as chief research and strategy officer. PAR is a non-profit provider of learner analytics as a service, focused on institutional effectiveness a... More   View all posts

Ashutosh Nandeshwar

Ashutosh Nandeshwar, Director, Advancement Information Systems & Analytics, California Institute of Technology

Author of Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook, Ashutosh R. Nandeshwar is one of the few analytics professionals in the higher education industry who have developed analytical solutions for all stages of the student life cycle (from recruitm... More   View all posts

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