New Guide Helps Colleges Choose a Predictive Analytics Vendor

Especially for institutions that lack the resources to develop their own tools, partnering with vendors experienced in analytics is a common way to gain access to the tools and services necessary to optimize the use of data. However, there are a number of factors to consider when selecting a vendor, according to a recent report from New America.

Economic Value of International Students at U.S. Community Colleges

Data recently released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators shows that the nearly 100,000 international students attending U.S. community colleges contributed $2.4 billion to the economy and supported more than 14,000 jobs during the 2016-17 academic year.

Analysis Traces Trends in Graduate Student Debt by Race and Ethnicity

Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, recently wrote a blog post using the newly released NPSAS:16 data investigating graduate student debt by race and ethnicity.

AIR Releases Report on Using Data and Analytics for Student Success

AIR released a report, in partnership with NASPA and EDUCAUSE, examining the role of data and analytics in higher education, specifically capturing their use in increasing student success.

University of Texas Online Tool Presents Data on Student Outcomes

The University of Texas System, in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau, has developed a first-of-its-kind, user-friendly tool called seekUT to present up-to-date student outcomes data across the system’s institutions and their varying programs.

ACE2018: How Data, Collaboration, and Partnership Drove Enrollment Gains at Wyoming

By Philip Wilkinson On March 12, Rosemaria Martinelli of the Huron Consulting Group and Kate Miller, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Wyoming, presented a joint session at ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting. The session, “How Data, Collaboration, and Partnership Drove Enrollment Gains at Wyoming,” detailed how the University of Wyoming… Read more »

ACE2018: Harnessing the Data Analytics Revolution for Student Success

Harnessing the analytics revolution presents an opportunity for colleges and universities to create a campus-wide culture of data-informed decision making, while increasing the success of the students they serve and strengthening institutional sustainability. The ACE2018 session, “Enabling the Data-Informed CEO” sought to unpack the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in their efforts to harness the analytics revolution.

Mapping Snapshot: Defining Global Learning Outcomes

As internationalization gains traction on U.S. college and university campuses, leaders move to think globally about every aspect of academia—including the curriculum.

NCES Releases Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015–16

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a First Look report that illustrates some key findings regarding financial aid based on data from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NAPSAS:16).

Moneyball for Higher Education: How Federal Leaders Can Use Data and Evidence to Improve Student Outcomes

Moneyball for Higher Education, a new report recently released by Results for America, is rooted in the strategic use of data to better help students succeed. Authors James Kvaal and John Bridgeland present three major themes on how data and evidence can be used to help students learn and graduate.

Big Data on Campus

As drivers of social mobility, economic growth, and community development, U.S. colleges and universities have long been regarded as among the best in the world. However, some stakeholders have begun to question whether that will remain true in the future. Can the better use of data help?

Serving Post-traditional Learners

What do we know about post-traditional learners, and how can we better help them earn the higher education credentials they need to succeed? Jonathan Gagliardi and Louis Soares on the results of a new ACE report, The Post-traditional Learners Manifesto Revisited.