Education analytics: The impact of using SAS and analytics


In my first post of this blog series, we learned how three education customers are using SAS. Today, we'll hear about the positive impact that SAS and analytics are providing for users and the education institutions. In this post, you'll hear from:

  • Linda Sullivan, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Knowledge Management, University of Central Florida
  • Tim Schuldt, Director of Statistical Delivery, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
  • Daniel Ralyea, Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis, South Carolina Dept. of Education

At the University of Central Florida, having the data and reports available at their fingertips, they now can make data-informed decisions quickly. For example, they can more quickly identify what's contributing to attrition in individual colleges and make decisions to prevent it. Watch the video to hear more:

For Ruffalo Noel Levitz, their client’s confidence has increased in the decisions they make. In particular, institutions can now set realistic boundaries and expectations around financial aid. Watch the video to learn more:

At the South Carolina Department of Education, data scientists can now partner more proactively with school districts and support the schools to get data in time to make decisions. Watch these video below to hear how:

Interested in more? Read how The University of Alabama makes better decisions through education analytics. Also find out how Ruffalo Noel Levitz helps customers meet their student enrollment goals by optimizing their financial aid strategy. In addition, learn Ten Tips for Using Data Visualization and Analytics Effectively in Education.

I hope you enjoyed learning more about how education customers use analytics. Please feel free to share this post and these videos with your colleagues and friends. Also, stayed tuned for videos more to come.


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.

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