DePaul University Taps Predictive Analytics Technology to Support Student Success

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CHICAGO, IL – DePaul University, one of the 10 largest private universities in the U.S., today announced a partnership with Civitas Learning® that will leverage data science and predictive analytics to support data-informed decision-making by university leaders and faculty.

“By unlocking data trapped across disparate systems on campus, this work will generate new insights into student course taking patterns to ensure that we have critical courses and faculty available when students need them most,” said Dr. Julie Artis, an associate professor of sociology and director of the university’s course scheduling analytics project. “Civitas Learning will help us bring data to the front lines so that we can intervene early and provide advising and planning support necessary for students to graduate on time.”

“We clearly see the two-fold benefits of this investment in predictive modeling: enhancing student success and academic progress and improving efficiency and cost management in our course offerings,” said David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “Our partnership with Civitas Learning will advance and accelerate our achievement of both strategic goals simultaneously.”

Civitas Learning’s unique approach integrates complex data sources from across the campus to help institutions understand often-hidden factors that make a difference for students. Through this partnership, DePaul University leaders will develop predictive models that enable faculty to anticipate student demand for courses and understand the unique challenges that students face in completing degree requirements.

“Through its comprehensive approach, DePaul serves an incredibly diverse population from traditional undergraduates to adult learners and first-generation college-goers. As one of the most innovative schools in the country, they have championed the application of technology to increase access and help all students achieve college success,” said David Kil, Chief Data Scientist at Civitas Learning. “They understand the transformative potential of data to improve decision-making, and are committed to translating complex patterns into insights that can shape behavior across the entire institution.”


About Civitas Learning®: Civitas Learning partners with colleges and universities to provide a scalable analytics infrastructure to transform disconnected data into actionable insights that help every student succeed. Our Student Insights Platform™ provides administrators, faculty and advisors with a 360-degree view of student behavior and engagement, and the ability to identify and deploy interventions through intuitive apps. Our network includes more than 880 campuses reaching more than 3.2 million students worldwide. For more information,

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