Program Alignment

Keep up with the dynamic needs of your region

Our economists and data scientists provide predictive analytics and consulting to guide your institution's program alignment efforts. Their work leverages data to identify the programs your region needs and whether or not they’re feasible for your college to offer.

Helping Institutions Answer:

Which of our programs should we scale and prioritize?

What are the best new program opportunities based on the labor market?

Which employers do we need to work with and what are their needs?

Which programs might be oversupplying the market?

Program Demand Gap Analysis

The results of the Program Demand Gap Analysis provide colleges with a robust starting point for their program alignment initiatives.

Program Demand Gap Analysis

Supply of graduates from your institution and competing institutions

Demand of job openings from regional employers


New program opportunities

Growth opportunities

At-risk programs

Why Emsi

Our unique method of eliminating double-counting overcomes the weaknesses of the government’s program-to-occupation mapping.

We take into account graduates being supplied by other institutions, to show the most comprehensive picture of the labor market.

We'll survey key businesses in your region to validate the potential of new programs and quantify exactly what employers look for in graduates.

To ensure your new program is a worthy investment, we estimate the impact it would have on your region. If you’re building it from the ground up, we factor in the cost of building new facilities, hiring new faculty, and recruiting new students.

Employer Demand Analysis

An in-depth analysis of the demand for graduates of academic programs under consideration for expansion or growth initiatives

Student Interest Assessment

A customized web-based research project to gauge student interest in programs you are considering to grow or expand into

Marketable Skills Report

Insight on what skills are in-demand with employers and what skills successfully employed graduates possess

Competitive Landscape Analysis

Understand who your competitors are, what courses they offer, who their students are, and how many students they graduate

Alumni Careers & Pathways

Insight into which companies and in what fields your graduates find employment

Success Stories

See how some of the most innovative colleges are partnering with Emsi