When it comes to predictive models or any other of kind of data analytics study, a single type of model based on a data sample can have prejudices and a fairly high amount of discrepancies. Ensemble learning methods are techniques that are built on many… Read More »Ensemble Learning Methods for Predictive Accuracy
Fundraising is crucial for the higher education industry. 33.8 billion dollars was raised by higher education institutions in 2013 with a growth rate of 9 percent to the previous year. Although the gross fundraising amount is increasing, the amount of donors is decreasing. In the… Read More »Predictive Fundraising Analytics for Higher Education Institutions
In the past 40 years, enrolment management has gone from conceptual to a rational, data-informed and systematic approach. “Technology improvements allow us to reach more students in ways that were unimaginable”, says Steven Klein, the Associate Vice President for Enrolment Management at Angelo State University,… Read More »Higher Education Enrolment Management with Business Analytics
U.S. News recently published the 2015 Best College rankings which includes the latest rankings for all US colleges and universities. However, if you pay attention to the details, one thing may surprise you – crime data, or more precisely campus security, were not factored into the Best Colleges rankings methodology.
Read More »Using IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics to Gain University Campus Security Analysis
In a climate of cost-cutting competition for top students and staff, less public funding, and more stringent compliance requirements, college and university administrators must be able to define long-term growth plans while analyzing trends and scenarios to prepare for future excellence. This being said, budget management and planning is undoubtedly the most important step in this process.
Read More »Budgeting and Planning with IBM Cognos TM1 For Higher Education Institutions