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Evaluating Student Demand and Labor Market Data for Academic Programs – If You Build It, Will They Come?

Explore the relationship between academic program success, student demand, and labor market data through real-world examples. From Actuarial Science to Hospitality Administration, uncover insights into employment prospects, enrollment trends, and strategic decision-making in higher education. Learn why understanding metrics like student demand and international interest is crucial for investing wisely and ensuring program success.

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We Need Anthropologists Everywhere—Especially in AI

Hear from Lorlei Boyd, Developer at Gray Decision Intelligence, as she shares her journey from humanities graduate to AI software leader. Lorlei challenges stereotypes, highlighting how her humanities background equipped her for success in STEM. Discover her unique perspective on prompt engineering, app development, and the intersection of disciplines.

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Why You Need Three Sources of Student Demand Data

Discover the power of student demand data in shaping academic programs. Explore how tracking IPEDS completions, enrollment trends, and Google keyword searches can offer a comprehensive view of student preferences and guide strategic decision-making in higher education. Dive into real-world examples and actionable insights that illuminate the path to meeting evolving student needs and maximizing institutional success.

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Want Enrollment Growth? Here’s Your Strategic Program Playbook

Discover how to achieve enrollment growth and financial stability in today’s competitive higher education environment with our strategic program playbook. Learn how to utilize data-informed decisions, optimize programs, and foster collaboration for success. From revealing hidden potentials to confidently navigating tough decisions, equip your institution with the tools for a thriving future.

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Beyond the Two-Year Degree: Community Colleges Embrace Bachelor’s Programs

Discover how community colleges are redefining higher education by expanding their offerings beyond traditional associate degrees. Explore the latest trend in which community colleges nationwide are introducing bachelor’s degree programs in high-demand fields and uncover the benefits for both students and institutions, from increased affordability and accessibility to enhanced enrollment and reputation.

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The Future of Student Demand: Google Searches Reveal Shifting Trends

What programs are students searching for when making enrollment decisions? Explore the most popular and fastest-growing academic programs by Google keyword search volumes, which can provide a roadmap for institutions to track ever-changing student demand. From Aesthetician programs to Business Administration, find out which programs are experiencing the highest search volume.

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March’s New Program Launches Address Future Demands

Discover the new programs launched by colleges and universities in March 2024, spanning healthcare professions, technology, business management, and interdisciplinary studies. From advanced nursing initiatives to cutting-edge cybersecurity programs, witness how institutions are shaping tomorrow’s leaders and innovators to meet diverse societal and economic needs.

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New Enrollment is Growing, But Where?

Explore Gray DI’s latest analysis of Fall 2023 enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, revealing a four percent increase in new college enrollment nationwide. Discover the diverse array of program interests driving enrollment growth, from health-related fields to tech and liberal arts, and uncover the intriguing disparities between states like Louisiana and Washington.

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