Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

December 12, 2017

Big data could solve the college-dropout problem

Colleges have access to extraordinary amounts of data — not just on students’ academic performance, but also on their eating habits, social life and daily routines. Administrators could use such data to identify which students are at risk of dropping out and could then intervene to give them additional support.

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November 7, 2017

Paying for College Shouldn’t Be This Complicated

The number of Americans attending college has increased by nearly 20 percent over the last decade. Millions more low- and middle-income students could afford to go if they simply applied for aid they're eligible for. Making it easier for them to do so would be a cost-effective investment in America's future.

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