For many, the typical image of a U.S. college student remains locked on an 18-yearold, attending his or her first post-high school institution, living on campus, taking 15 credits or more each semester, and graduating in four years. National profiles, federal reporting, and most accountability measures such as college score cards have also typically reflected this traditional perception. Retention rates, graduation rates, and financial aid averages all reflect the first-time, full-time cohort model.
Federal systems are just beginning to include part-time student and online students among their records. Open data sources offer new insights about the interests and needs of this previously invisible student segment. Clearly, there is a significant role for analytics to deeply analyze interventions, costs, and outcomes.
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