“It’s interesting information, but what do we do with it?” When it comes to alumni outcomes data, this is the question many institutions face. Is it merely nice-to-know information? Or can it help move the needle on mission-critical priorities? To help answer this question, here are six of the top ways colleges and universities can put their outcomes data to work.
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.
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.