We have to keep in mind that not all data is for the good of students. Even though I am sure all administrators will say so. All universities especially for-profit need to make a profit. I have worked at two and both use data to figure out how long a student needs to be enrolled for them to make a profit. The last school which I taught in a Masters of Education program figured out it was between 3 and 4 months for a one year program. Students were encouraged to keep enrolled, even if they had not completed assignments, and even had flunked classes. It was very obvious that these students would not be able to complete the program. But money rules... not education.