Predictive Modeling in Higher Education

​Predicting At The ZIP Code Level

​Predicting At The ZIP Code Level

Capture Higher Ed recently created a new product for making search predictions. It involves a machine learning approach that is similar to the way we…

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: Part 1

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: Part 1

(The following is a Part 1 of a series on how the strategic enrollment management industry is putting higher education at risk. You can read…

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: An Introduction

How Enrollment Predictions Are Driving Colleges Out Of Business: An Introduction

(The following is an introduction to a multi-part series on how the strategic enrollment management industry is putting higher education at risk.) Strategic enrollment management…

Why Enrollment Management Needs Machine Learning

Why Enrollment Management Needs Machine Learning

Most higher education consultancies rely on a toolbox of prediction methods that belongs to social science. These prediction tools are good for explaining why certain…

Data Considerations for Predictive Admissions Products Part 2

Data Considerations for Predictive Admissions Products Part 2

Part 2—Measurement and Coding The following is Part 2 of a two-part blog series overviewing four components of good and bad quality data for predictive…

​Data Considerations for Predictive Admissions Products

​Data Considerations for Predictive Admissions Products

Part 1—Time and Pools (The following is Part 1 of a two-part blog series overviewing four components of good and bad quality data for predictive…

Being Less Wrong: The Competitive Advantage of Machine Learning

Being Less Wrong: The Competitive Advantage of Machine Learning

We have chosen a difficult prediction problem. We predict the future in an ever-changing market, using inconsistent institutional data that were collected for other purposes.…