Dominant Requirements for Student Graduation in the Faculty of Informatics using the C4.5 Algorithm

  • Alvina Tahta Indal Karim Institut Teknologi Telkom Purwokerto
  • Sudianto Sudianto Telkom Institute of Technology Purwokerto
Keywords: C4.5 Algorithm, Data Mining, Graduation, Prediction, Root


Graduating on time is one of the indicators in the achievement and ranking of educational institutions. The achievement of graduating on time in educational institutions is essential to balance incoming and graduating students. The problem that occurs, the attributes for graduating on time have varying weightings, so the determinants of the attributes for passing on time need to be known so that the anticipation of achieving graduation on time can be met. The purpose of this study is to find out the dominant attributes in the prediction of graduating on time for students. The attributes used are credit scores (Semester Credit Units), GPA scores (Grade Point Average), and English scores (TOEFL). The method used is the C4.5 Algorithm which is one of the classification methods in data mining. The data used was 262 data, split randomly with a composition of training and testing data of 80:20. Data is processed using the data mining process by creating decision trees. The decision tree results using the C4.5 Algorithm show that the GPA value is the most influential attribute in predicting a student's graduation time. In addition, predictions based on the decision tree of the C4.5 Algorithm with criterion = 'gini' and max_depth = 5 showed an accuracy result of 77%.