August 21, 2006, Conway, NH — Rapid Insight Inc. (, a leading provider of data mining and predictive modeling software and solutions, today announced that Nashua, NH based Rivier College has selected Rapid Insight® Analytics to help them gain the intelligence necessary to more effectively recruit students.

Rivier will be using Rapid Insight® Analytics to examine their student enrollment data and to build analytic models to predict enrollment probabilities for inquiries and applicants. These models will take into account data such as students’ high school GPA, SAT scores, ACT scores, student gender, major, and state of residence. The resulting information will be used to segment inquiries and applicants into different groups so that they can decide where Rivier College recruiters should focus their efforts and how their marketing efforts and budget should be spent.

“In higher education we are always looking for ways to make more effective use of our resources,” said David Boisvert, Executive Assistant to the President for Enrollment. “We were very impressed by how easy to use Rapid Insight Analytics is and how, with very little work, we can quickly get the information we need to make important decisions.”

Rivier College is a Catholic institution offering liberal studies and professional programs located in Nashua, NH. Established in 1933, they are a fully accredited institution enrolling approximately 2,200 students in two schools — the School of Undergraduate Studies and the School of Graduate Studies. Their largest major is education, which comprises 30% of the undergraduates, while the second largest major is nursing, which comprises 26% of the undergraduates. As the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashua, Rivier is recognized for the development of programs which serve the needs of both traditional and nontraditional age individuals and remains faithful to its original mission: the education of the whole person.

Rapid Insight delivers sophisticated admissions and enrollment solutions designed to significantly impact enrollment management. By simplifying and automating the data mining process, Rapid Insight® Analytics allows college admissions offices to understand and predict critical, cost-effective information. Rapid Insight develops state-of-the-art analytic software that enables companies to thoroughly explore, visualize, and understand their data. It automates significant portions of the data mining process, finding relationships in data and presenting them graphically.

“We’re in the business of helping colleges like Rivier take the guesswork out of enrollment forecasting,” said Mike Laracy, President & CEO of Rapid Insight. “We’ve boiled it down to a simple process, enabling college admissions depar”ents to analyze their enrollment data and easily build predictive models.”

About Rapid Insight Inc.
Founded in 2002 and based in Conway, New Hampshire, the Rapid Insight team has years of experience helping corporations analyze the past and more accurately predict the future. A leading provider of data mining and predictive modeling software and solutions, they have clients and partnerships with organizations throughout the United States. For more information, visit or email

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