About Us—The Company

Actionable Data for Today’s Needs and Tomorrow’s Opportunities 

Colleges and universities are increasingly motivated to rely on evidence versus intuition to guide their decision making for the short term and the long term. While institutions are inundated with data, finding the actionable pieces can seem like finding needles in a haystack. We have developed a frictionless automated approach to collecting, analyzing, and reporting the most relevant and actionable data to better support the safety, security, success, and satisfaction of all campus stakeholders. 

Combining these data sets with proprietary machine learning algorithms, Degree Analytics provides leading indicators into behavioral insights that helps college and universities improve operational practices and drive the future of campus experiences.

Hear from Founder and CEO, Aaron Benz share insights on the future of behavioral analytics and how data-driven decisions can prevent students from falling through the cracks.
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Success Begins with Safety and Security

Many questions arise from students across the country regarding their safe return to college campuses. Having a clear communication of campus strategy, plans, remediation should a COVID-19 outbreak occur and metrics to act on the plan potential threats are critical. Degree Analytics’ Campus Pulse offers a frictionless and affordable path to manage physical distancing, analyze density mapping, and model contact or contamination tracing — all with existing system data systems. and analytical insights with Campus Pulse.

Student Success Begins with STUDENTS

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the resilience and innate  flexibility students have to adapt to changing conditions, online classes and interruptions to their way of life. Students were abruptly pulled from their college dorms, in-person classes and relationships. All the while, continuing their education online with questions as to when they would return and under what conditions. In our conversations with hundreds of college students, we found that anxiety is high among many. Many have shared concerns for the uncertainty of their future education and their need for maintaining strong relationships.

Degree Analytics is committed to the power of Student Voice. We build systems that are grounded in their success and dreams for their future. 

Hear from students across the country — Student Voice

Focus Drives Innovation

Our collective impact happens when we bring together engaging thought leaders, innovative partners, and a commitment to grow and change for the better.

At Degree Analytics, we challenge each other to create a vision that supports student success through positive post-secondary experiences. When we are able to provide actionable data to improve processes, systems, and self-management, we know that we are making a difference. Our team is comprised of highly-engaged, mindful and sought-after leaders from the ed tech, research and machine learning communities. We bring the very best to our team so that we can offer you the very best.

Why We Exist

Aaron Benz, Founder and CEO

To understand my passion and our purpose, you must understand my story… I was born in Kentucky from entrepreneurial parents, attended a private high school, had good grades, and was recruited and played lacrosse in college at Eastern University… hardly a rough life right? By all normative accounts, there was not a reason in the world why anyone would flag me as being “at-risk.”

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Our Mission

Create scalable solutions that provide students with more enriching relationships, more experiences, and a diploma.

Our Values — The Four T's

TRUST

We are a valued partner to Higher Education Institutions and the students they serve. We maintain the highest standards for data privacy and data security and only use student data to advance the agenda of student success.

TRANSPARENCY

We know that each student and each higher education institution is unique, with its own sets of expectations, opportunities, and challenges. We work to make the data that drives this diversity visible and actionable to each stakeholder in the Higher Education value chain.

TRUTH

We believe in evidence over intuition. Our team is dedicated to using all available data, advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to deliver the most accurate and complete models for student success at each of our partner institutions.

TRANSFORMATION

We are committed to turning information into action. Through the early identification of students who are at risk, we are able to empower intervention plans that drastically increase the likelihood of student success.

On-Demand Forum: Planning for a Successful Reopening

View a recorded virtual forum with Leading University Presidents on Campus Reentry.
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