As higher education continues to leverage student data and make predictions as to whether students will enroll, be retained, and graduate, the inevitable question that comes up is … why do students behave the way they do?
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.
Higher education institutions have been under scrutiny in the public eye and are challenged to find and implement efficient business practices.