Predictive Modeling in Higher Education

Can Artificial Intelligence Automate College Admissions?

Can Artificial Intelligence Automate College Admissions?

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Although variants of the technology have been around for decades, the excitement is driven…

What Is A Data Scientist?

What Is A Data Scientist?

This past fall, Capture Higher Ed’s very own Dr. Thom Golden and Dr. Brad Weiner debuted The Weight List, a podcast dedicated to data, enrollment…

Envision Success: Real-World Accuracy

Envision Success: Real-World Accuracy

Last spring, the scientists in Capture Labs — the technology development team of Capture Higher Ed — started building applicant models for our partner universities…

A Simple Primer on Predictive Modeling

A Simple Primer on Predictive Modeling

Sometimes it’s good to stop, take a deep breath, and get down to brass tacks — in this case, the basics of predictive modeling in…

Is Enrollment Prediction Experiencing a Flattened Innovation Curve?

Is Enrollment Prediction Experiencing a Flattened Innovation Curve?

Given the critical importance of accurate predictions, it is alarming that the lion’s share of prediction methodology used by enrollment managers is (charitably) decades old,…

Introducing: The Dejargonizer

Introducing: The Dejargonizer

Pop quiz: If you were to get the following email, would you know what to do? ** Brad, My SQL transistor is down, our only…

How Does Envision Work?

How Does Envision Work?

We know that Envision makes predictions. We know that Envision needs student record data to make those predictions. But what happens between feeding student data…

Eight Questions To Ask Your Predictive Modeler

Eight Questions To Ask Your Predictive Modeler

A lack of competition in the market tends to favor long-standing, entrenched products and services. Just a few years ago, taxis were the only way…

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: Part 5

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: Part 5

(This is Part 5 of a series looking at how enrollment predictions are putting higher education institutions at risk. Don’t miss our previous entries, the…

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: Part 4

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: Part 4

(This is Part 4 of a series highlighting some of the ways enrollment predictions are putting higher education institutions in peril. Don’t miss our previous…