2017 September GrayReports – Student and Employer Demand Trends

Every month, Gray releases the latest student and employer demand trends in higher education.  Here are a few of the trends from September of 2017 that we released in October:

  • Overall student demand for higher education through September has dropped 11% in 2017.
  • The job postings for Graphic Design, the Program of the Month, since 2015 have been volatile.
  • The student demand for only one (Los Angeles) city in The Big 5 grew year-over-year.
  • Student demand for on-campus programs is down 21% year-over-year.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate’s degree had the most completions in 2016.


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