We are one of the first universities to use data mining for retention and all the way through the cycle to include intervention as well as recruitment. I don't know how we would have done this without help from SAS.
Analytics provides the intelligence we need to implement strategies that fuel economic competitiveness, while at the same time matching our students' highest potential to real job and internship opportunities. SAS Visual Analytics will help us make those connections and show the public and decision makers how our universities are performing, and how we can grow Louisiana competitively.
We need graduates to have the critical skills that are in demand by industry today. They need to be able to quickly add value by using their firm business background combined with their solid analytics knowledge.