A series of Qlik apps and data analyses have been developed to help system and campus administrators in the University System of Georgia (USG) to better understand their data. The apps provide new analytical capabilities and expanded data access.
Qlik apps created for USG users include the following:
First Time Freshmen app: Connects enrollment patterns of first-time entering students into USG institutions from Georgia counties and public school districts
Market Share tool: Provides insights into what Georgia public high schools may have additional prospects for USG institutions
Adult Learners App: Identifies potential adult learner populations by county and census tract, also includes Georgia Department of Labor employment projections
Georgia High Schools App: Visualizes data on Georgia’s public high schools
Semester Enrollment Report: Visualizes enrollment data collected from USG’s Semester Enrollment Reports
CCG Enrollment: Visualizes undergraduate enrollment (excludes dual enrollment) for fall terms & student demographics
CCG Graduation: Visualizes undergraduate degrees awarded by academic year
CCG Retention: Visualizes retention rates for undergraduate degree seekers by entering fall cohort
CCG Degrees Awarded: Visualizes graduation rates for undergraduate degree seekers by entering fall cohort & student demographics
Enrollment by Academic Program: Visualizes by program enrollment by institution as of the most recent fall census date, includes enrollment benchmarks
Degrees Conferred: Monitors degree productivity by program relative to USG minimum requirements
IPEDS App: Provides degree completion data for all colleges and universities in the United States by institution and program from 1987 to 2019
The Institute of Government data science team also develops and consults on custom statistical and visualization services for Georgia institutions of higher education. By harnessing internal data sources (e.g., student and course data platforms and learning management systems) along with external data vendors and product, our data science team can answer questions ranging from admissions decisions to graduation. Here are some examples of custom applications we have developed:
Course Performance Tracker
Retention, Graduation, and Performance Outcomes Comparison Tool
These trackers and tools can provide customized views based on department, special initiatives, and student demographics.
Additionally, our data science team also provides statistical and technical support for Georgia’s public colleges and universities. Here are some examples of contracts and grants we have worked alongside our partners:
Postsecondary enrollment projections: Provides ten-year projection of enrollments for colleges and universities using institutional retention outcomes coupled with state demographic
Policy analysis: Provides statistical assistance and expert knowledge on postsecondary education policies and programs including program/policy evaluation and strategic planning
Data analysis: Provides data science and machine learning technical and substantive guidance for developing and implementing ethical predictive capabilities
The Institute of Government provides basic training for the Qlik users it works with. The following trainings were done for users with the University System of Georgia.