Director of Institutional Research
Quinsigamond Community College
Quinsigamond Community College used EMSI’s analysis to explore the possibility of a second campus location by getting critical labor market information on the area surrounding the new site. With booming enrollment and space constraints in the existing campus, it makes sense for QCC to branch out, and a natural landing spot is southern Worcester County. Current QCC students who live there commute up to 45 minutes to class. However, administrators still needed to show there were ample employment opportunities near the new site. Using ZIP code-level data and analysis from EMSI, Ingrid Skadberg, Director of Institutional Research, was able to show local job growth in manufacturing, home health care services, and publishing. This information will inform program development when QCC goes forward with expansion.