Analysis of Student Desertion in a Systems and Computing Engineering Undergraduate Program

Luis Fernando Castro, Esperanza Espitia P., Sergio Augusto Cardona
2019 Revista Colombiana de Computación  
Data mining techniques are mainly focused on supporting the decision makers in a specific organization. Student attrition is a common phenomenon that worries public and private universities, which are affected financially and socially. Several studies have addressed this issue. However, they have mainly focused on academic, social, demographic, and economic aspects. In this paper, we propose a method for analyzing academic desertion in the context of a Systems and Computing Engineering
more » ... ngineering undergraduate program by providing a view of this issue from a KDD (knowledge discovery in databases) perspective and using techniques for identifying students' behavioral patterns. Unlike other proposals, we also consider variables provided by the BADyG test. This proposal is important because it will support higher education institutions in decision-making and creating action plans to reduce the high rate of student attrition.
doi:10.29375/25392115.3608 fatcat:ifo7tyuxmnbkhhgayktneqt2jy