Student Success in Higher Education

Wrangle student data. Predict student needs. Improve student outcomes.

How SAS® Impacts Student Success in Higher Education

Institutions that rely on our expertise in education can revolutionize their ability to integrate and analyze student data in innovative ways that generate new perspectives on common problems. Whether it's forecasting student enrollment, predicting retention and graduation likelihood, or optimizing financial aid, SAS transforms data into insights to improve the overall student experience.

Data management

  • Connect to the data you need quickly and easily, wherever it resides within the institution.
  • Ensure consistency over time by improving the quality and reliability of student data.
  • Provide better data faster with a comprehensive platform that integrates, governs and cleans data from disparate systems to create one version of the truth.
  • Take advantage of education-specific governance processes and data models to allow for consistent and accurate decision making.

Analytics for student success

  • Discover trends in student outcomes and determine what factors affect student success.
  • Analyze program effectiveness and recommend personalized outreach and actions for identified students.
  • Optimize scenarios to understand the potential impact of new policies, procedures and protocols on students and across the campus.

Industry expertise

  • Take full advantage of more than 40 years of analytics experience with higher education data systems.
  • Benefit from dedicated education industry experts who work alongside you and your team.
  • Rely on SAS' proven track record of successfully delivering analytics solutions to more than 3,000 education customers.

Faster time to value

  • Increase positive outcomes with prebuilt, industry-specific visualizations and analytical data models.
  • Get up and running quickly with out-of-the-box data processes on-site or in the cloud with solutions tuned to your requirements.
  • Access a wide range of reports to help you forecast student enrollment and retention and to predict graduation likelihood and career readiness.

Why do educational institutions choose SAS® for student success?

SAS helps you have a positive impact on student success by making reliable analytical insights available across the institution. You can confidently make decisions – based on trusted information – that anticipate student needs, nurture student engagement and boost student achievement.

Automate analytics

Attract the right students and ensure degree progression and completion to help students reach their educational goals and career aspirations.

Anticipate student trends

Identify trends and tailor strategies to improve student outcomes.

Enrich institutional strategy

Analyze education data in innovative ways to solve complex problems regarding recruitment, enrollment, retention and persistence.

Ensure consistency & accuracy

Ease your compliance burden and provide organizational accountability to ensure that your data is accurate and used consistently across your institution.

Modernize infrastructure

Update legacy systems and processes with a modernized infrastructure throughout the institution to reduce the number of ad hoc requests.

Analytics is essential to student success.

Customer Success in Higher Education

Working Smarter With SAS®

  • Championing the value of analytics for all

    SAS helped Oklahoma State become a model of institutional research by transforming the way it delivers information through the use of advanced analytics and predictive modeling.

  • Improving student outcomes and achieving million-dollar savings

    SAS helped University of North Texas adopt a strong data focus that provides the foundation for student and university success.

  • Giving users fast access to valuable data via self-service analytics

    University of Central Florida, a preeminent research university, uses analytics and data visualization from SAS to uncover insights for increased student success.

  • Using interactive data analytics to boost enrollment and student success

    Sinclair Community College uses SAS to better understand student registration, success and outcomes in order to increase enrollment numbers and ensure degree progression and completion.

  • Canterbury Christ Church University

    Improving the academic performance of 17,000 students, including 1,000 international and EU students

    SAS helped Canterbury Christ Church University gain reliable access to student data that feeds into almost every aspect of the university's academic, operational and financial administration.

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