Administrators and staff at Wayne State University are dedicated to helping students succeed. But accessing student-level data to guide their strategy was challenging. Pre-formatted online reports provided limited insight, and working through IT was time-consuming. To solve these issues and quickly create and share interactive reports, Wayne State uses SAS® Visual Analytics with Hadoop.

Located in Detroit, Wayne State serves more than 27,000 students. Using SAS Visual Analytics to dig into massive amounts of data stored in Hadoop, the university analyzes details on enrollment, demographics, classes, students and more. Among the dashboards the university creates are retention and graduation...

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