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Original Thoughts Blog 2017-10-17T13:17:42+00:00

Use Data and Analytics to Drive Your Retention Strategies

Higher education institutions are being challenged to balance their mission as educators and their need to support that mission financially. They are also seeing more scrutiny around justifying the value of an education, which can have far reaching implications. Today, many states are reconsidering how they fund higher education and are seeking to link [...]

By | April 19, 2018|Predictive Analytics|

Product Sneak Peek: Dashboards and Rewind

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 enrollment outcomes. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into [...]

By | April 17, 2018|Data Science, Predictive Analytics|

What is Important to Prospective Students?

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 student’s likelihood to enroll. This gets even more interesting when you consider which variables are most [...]

By | April 3, 2018|Data Science, Predictive Analytics|

Making the Build vs. Buy Decision for Predictive Analytics

The build versus buy decision is significant for higher education institutions, especially when it involves data and analytics software. There are a number of factors to consider, including costs, technical proficiency, domain experience, time and others. Here are a few things to consider when determining if build or buy is the right decision for [...]

By | March 27, 2018|Data Science, Predictive Analytics|

How Othot Accelerates Time to Value

Time to value is a key differentiator in the marketplace. It’s not only important to receive the best product or service for your money, but also to gain value as quickly as possible after your purchase. And let’s not forget, the initial delivery still needs to be high quality. At Othot, we deliver on [...]

By | March 19, 2018|Data Science, Predictive Analytics|

Projecting Enrollment Throughout the Student Lifecycle

Let’s imagine that we’re about halfway through our enrollment process. Now, think about some of the questions we may be asking ourselves: Are there enough total applicants to meet our enrollment target? Do we need to admit more students to increase our chances of securing more deposits? What programs could help specific prospects transition [...]

By | March 6, 2018|Predictive Analytics|

How to impact enrollment with predictive analytics in advance of yield season

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 you’re trying to figure out: how to transition more inquiries/prospects; how [...]

By | February 27, 2018|Predictive Analytics|