Predictive analytics can help with student retention and tell us the moment students disconnect with their goals, their coursework, and their classes—before they leave campus

Let’s write a new ending for the college dropout story


Data can tell us the moment students disconnect with their goals, their coursework, and their classes—before they leave campus


Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the best-selling books “Made to Stick” and “Switch,” once said, “Data are just summaries of thousands of stories.” Indeed, but the summaries are not the stories themselves, particularly when it comes to student retention.





The stories are more complex and nuanced. Analyzing data leads to information--a better understanding of the stories. It also can predict what’s to come

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