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Test-Optional: Who Needs Test Scores?

By Zach Varga | October 14, 2020

Test-optional admissions is not a new discussion in higher ed. According to FairTest, the list of colleges going test-optional for admissions is growing. Higher ed institutions have cited several reasons why they do and don’t use test scores for admissions and merit aid [...]

Addressing Affordability Amid COVID-19 with Data and Analytics

By Zach Varga | April 14, 2020

Like many organizations and industries, your institution and the entire higher education community are facing significant challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Whether you are trying to enroll your class or you are working to ensure your current student body retains and [...]

Changing the Game in Strategic Enrollment

By Dave Babst | October 25, 2019

Othot’s Second Annual Partner Experience and Innovation Summit The people crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do. Steve Jobs Othot’s Second Annual Partner Experience and Innovation Summit welcomed attendees from colleges and universities across [...]

Customers Achieve Value Using Othot’s Advanced Analytics Platform

By Zach Varga | April 25, 2018

In previous Customer Success posts, I’ve talked about our proven process to deliver value to our customer and how we can expedite time to value. However, I haven’t thoroughly discussed what “value” our customers are realizing. Given the time of year, especially as your [...]

Product Sneak Peek: Dashboards and Rewind

By Bob DiMaggio | April 17, 2018

In a couple of weeks, Othot will release its first software enhancements for 2018. We’ve included a number of new developments to help expand a higher education institution’s ability to assess its current cohort status and make tactical and strategic decisions to improve [...]

What is Important to Prospective Students?

By Dave Babst | April 3, 2018

If you’re already familiar with Othot, then you know that we’re an advanced analytics company that provides higher education institutions with enrollment and retention solutions. Through machine learning, we develop predictive models that identify key influencers around a [...]

How to Impact Enrollment with Predictive Analytics in Advance of Yield Season

By Zach Varga | February 27, 2018

It’s that critical time of year. Winter vacations are over and you’re hard at work driving toward your enrollment goals. You’re probably comparing this year’s progress to last year’s or to internal benchmarks. You may have prospective students in various lifecycle phases, and [...]

Analytics Solutions for Colleges and Universities

By Mark Storch | March 3, 2016

Keeping up with enrollment, retention, and recruiting. Colleges and universities today are facing a one-two punch of rising costs and dwindling enrollment. Tuition has increased at a rate that has consistently outpaced inflation, the rate of median family income growth, the [...]