AI and predictive analytics tools are helping U.S. universities fight what once seemed like intractable problems, OZY reports. Concerns about registration, housing and financial aid — often significant hurdles for struggling students — could be addressed with just a few clicks. And predictive tools could identify students who need additional support, potentially helping to reverse declining graduation rates.
How serious is the problem? Nearly half of U.S. college students don’t complete their degree in six years, while graduation rates for minorities, low-income learners and first-generation students are even lower.