Colleges are using big data to identify when students are likely to flame out

 

Virginia Commonwealth University, like lots of U.S. colleges, has worked to keep its freshmen around for sophomore year. Now the school is turning to big data to help it identify students who are most at risk of falling through the cracks.

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