Graduation. It’s that exciting time of year. All the pictures on social media and from friends – all celebrating the students’ success. It’s also a time for many universities to celebrate the strides they’ve made to improve graduation rates.

Administrators around the country are using the information gleaned from data to determine things such as, “What is the likelihood of a student dropping out?”, “What can I do to help retain students?”, “Do we have the courses, instructors and facilities in place to ensure students graduate in a timely manner?” and so much more. There are teams of analysts that work at institutions to delve into the data and investigate patterns and analyze trends to try and improve graduation rates and other areas.

Analytics can help improve graduation rates

Here are four universities using analytics to improve student success and ultimately working to improve graduation rates and help student success.

About the Author:

Georgia Mariani is principal product marketing manager for education for SAS, an analytics and business intelligence provider with nearly four decades of experience working with educational institutions. A SAS veteran of more than 19 years, Mariani works with customers to share best practices, successes, and recommendations that enable education institutions to get the most productive insights from their data.