In January of 2011, IBM Watson made its debut on Jeopardy; since then the Watson technology platform has been applied to education, customer engagement, financial services, IoT, and the medical industry.
Finances play a significant role in student success, which we define as degree completion and skills mastery. Students need to feel secure in their ability to pay tuition in order to focus on the meat and potatoes of college life: academics and extracurriculars.
Higher Education is in the process of flux, of swift change that is set to take place over the next couple of decades, with dramatic effects felt as soon as the late 2020s.
Higher education is in financial crisis. The price of tuition for a four-year university degree increases each year while the annual income of families with college-aged students remains mostly unchanged.