[caption id="attachment_35984" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Data mining could be one way Kansas officials address a decline in student retention."]Data mining could be one way Kansas officials address a decline in student retention.[/caption]

University of Kansas officials are considering working with a data-mining company to pinpoint strategies to keep students enrolled after a recent report showed that 28.7 percent of freshmen from the fall 2007 semester have left the campus.

Five months after University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little formed a task force that would examine ways to increase student retention and graduation rates, task force...

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