Ellucian and The Burning Glass Institute to Collaborate on Data-Driven Insights to Inform Student Success

World-class research and data analytics will empower higher education leaders to improve equity in student outcomes

RESTON, Go. and BOSTON, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ellucianthe leading provider of technology solutions for higher education, and The Burning Glass Institute (BGI), a nonprofit center advancing data-driven research and practice on the future of work and workers, today announced a new collaboration to harness the power of data to deliver new insights into what makes students successful.

The higher education landscape is increasingly competitive and demands a data-driven approach to decision-making. Using advanced data analytics can help illuminate the best pathways for student success, improve student retention, graduation rates, and employability, as well as optimize the use of institutional resources .

Ellucian will partner with BGI’s world-class data scientists to analyze data from Ellucian’s higher education clients who opt into research. The analysis has the potential to shed light on critical questions related to student outcomes, including the level of alignment between what students are studying and where the opportunities lie, and which student journey factors have the most impact. impact on post-graduation trajectory.

The insights generated could help improve student enrollment and retention, as well as employment outcomes for students of all backgrounds. A long-term goal of the collaboration is to inform new key performance indicators and dashboards that would help Ellucian customers track their progress against student success factors identified through research.

“Data has the power to transform student success and we look forward to working with The Burning Glass Institute to gain valuable insights that will guide how our solutions support the future of higher education,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian. “BGI is uniquely positioned at the intersection of learning and working, and its expertise and analysis will enable our clients to meet the needs of tomorrow’s workforce. Working with BGI would allow us to create pathways to ensure students have employability opportunities.

“Ellucian serves millions of learners each year at more than 2,700 institutions across the student lifecycle,” said Matt Sigelman, president of the Burning Glass Institute. “We look forward to working closely with Ellucian to gain unprecedented insights into the factors that determine student outcomes. Ultimately, we believe the research that Burning Glass Institute and Ellucian will conduct together can help colleges and universities to provide a more effective academic experience and help achieve better outcomes for their students throughout their careers.”

All information will be shared with the higher education community at large.

About Ellucian

Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analysis; fundraising opportunities for alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

Working with a community of over 2,700 customers in more than 50 countries, Ellucian continues to innovate as higher education evolves. Leveraging its business acumen in higher education and range of services, Ellucian guides its clients through a manageable and sustainable digital transformation, so that every type of institution and student can thrive in the landscape by today’s rapidly changing. To learn about the next solutions and services for higher education, visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

About the Burning Glass Institute

Located at the intersection of learning and work, The Burning Glass Institute is a fully independent, nonprofit organization that advances data-driven research and practice on the future of work and workers. We work with educators, employers and policy makers to develop solutions that enhance mobility, opportunity and equity through skills. Using our expertise in exploring new datasets to gain actionable insights, Burning Glass Institute’s discourse formation research draws attention to pressing issues and defines the potential for new approaches. Through project-based engagement and collectives, we put ideas into practice, delivering high-impact and repeatable solutions.

Building on a legacy of groundbreaking innovation in labor market analysis, the Institute serves as a trusted source connecting industry, educators, policymakers and workers. As rapid change increasingly challenges employers and workers, the Institute provides insightful analysis of labor market trends and develops innovative models for economic mobility and labor equity.

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