Predicting Course Enrollment

This semester we (Berit Johnson and Sarah Strohkorb) set out to answer some predictive questions about Olin courses, students, and majors. More specifically, we’re attempting to answer the question, “can we predict what one student will take for any given semester based on their course history?” which easily expands to, “can we predict Olin’s total course enrollment for Spring 2014 based on all of the students’ course histories?”

Our preliminary results show promise, but there is significant room for improvement. We’d like to share our work with the Olin community and also welcome feedback and suggestions.

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