While expanding online programs can be an effective way to serve more students and boost enrollment, informed decision-making is crucial for strategic, sustainable growth. In this case study, see how the University of Florida Office of Distance Learning (ODL) is using labor market data from Analyst to discover new program opportunities, forecast demand, focus marketing efforts, and more.
When educators connect their institution’s mission to the needs of their regional economy, employers thrive, communities prosper, and students’ lives are transformed. In this industry partnership masterclass, Jeff Spain and Scott Wegeng of Columbus State Community College offered a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies and best practices they’ve used to develop thriving “earn and learn” partnerships with 26 leading employers in their region, including household names like Honda and Target. Watch the full recording, or jump to a specific part of the presentation using the detailed outline.
As enrollment across higher education continues to decline, colleges and universities face even greater pressure to bring in new students and offer a compelling return on investment. In this environment, Widener University is proactively using labor market data to offer relevant, responsive programs and ensure long-term financial sustainability.
Adam Fein, assistant provost for educational innovation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, shares how he uses labor market data to evaluate new program offerings for continuing online and certificate programs.
Armed with relevant data and a willingness to explore it, the Sandbox ColLABorative and Southern New Hampshire University are fulfilling their mission to challenge the status quo and transform students’ lives. Sandbox is SNHU’s in-house consultancy and “academic R&D” unit, focused on innovation and emerging trends in education and the marketplace. Using tools from Emsi, the Sandbox team produces deliverables for a variety of committees and groups at SNHU.
By the time they graduate college, students have typically spent at least 16 years in school. They know what to expect in academia. But they have little knowledge of the workforce—especially when it comes to salary. Broward College’s solution: career ladders that give students practical expectations and guide them into the labor market, bringing graduate and employer together.