The development of innovative education in universities is influenced by many factors inside and outside the system. It is important to identify the key factors of innovative education in universities, and it is helpful to promote the practice of innovative education and the development of entrepreneurship education. This paper takes Jiangsu Province as an example to study innovative education in universities. Based on research ideas of data envelopment analysis, fifteen factors from two angles of input and output are designed. According to the relevant statistics of Jiangsu Province from 2006 to 2015, the grey relational model is used to analyze the factors that affect the development level of the innovative education in universities, and the key factors are identified and evaluated. Based on quantitative results, countermeasures are put forward from the aspects of educational concept, management system, teaching practice and so on.
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