General Education Course Enrollment Predictions and Allocations

Topics: Student Retention and Success, Course Scheduling, Academic Calendar, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How do administrators determine student demand for general education courses?
  • What software systems or technology tools do administrators use to determine student demand, availability of resources, or course allocation?
  • What improvement have contacts observed in the alignment of resources and demand for general education courses?


As institutions are being held more accountable for student success and retention, enrollment administrators are searching for new tools to help increase the availability of courses that allow students to graduate sooner and persist at an institution. This brief examines how enrollment administrators use data analytics degree map tools to determine student demand for courses and predict future enrollments. The brief also examines outcomes and assessments from implementing new tools and systems.