Algorithm predicts which students will drop out of math courses

In the so-called MINT subjects—mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology—up to 40 percent of students drop out of their studies in the introductory phase. A research team from the Methods Center of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Tübingen has now developed a statistical method with which students can predict on average eight weeks in advance whether they will drop out of their studies.

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