UCF Uses Analytics to Help Students Complete College

The University of Central Florida will be contributing to a groundbreaking effort to use analytics to identify trends that contribute to student success, program momentum, and online course completion.

UCF is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET), which Tuesday announced it received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will expand the cooperative’s work exploring effective uses of big data predictive analytics to improve opportunity and success for low-income and first-generation students. The project is called the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR).

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