The University of Arizona

UA Use Data to Up Student Retention

The University of Arizona is one of the leading institutions utilizing data to make real progress in student success and retention, according to a recent article by KJZZ.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, student retention at the UA reached an all-time high in school history at 83 percent. Strong retention rates indicate that greater numbers of students who enter the UA stay and eventually graduate.

A big part of this success can be attributed to the UA’s use of data and advanced analytics. Through a partnership with Civitas Learning, the University leverages dynamic, living data to identify areas of improvement and points of intervention in the student experience in real time.

Mark Brodie of KJZZ has full coverage of the story. You can listen to his interview with Melissa Vito, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Strategic Initiatives, here