Higher-Education Demand Trends March: Results Through February

Posted by Ned Caron on May 3, 2021 7:55:51 AM

Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the GrayReports Webinar for current data on student demand and employer requirement trends.  Every month, we release the latest data on a free GrayReports Webinar.  Gray covers on-campus and online programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.  Gray's data includes, by academic program and location, student inquiries, Google search volumes, and job postings.  If you miss the Webinar, please feel free to download the presentation or watch the replay.  To whet your appetite, below are highlights from the March Webinar going over results from February:

Inquiry volume for programs decreased in February

  • Inquiry volumes have declined year-over-year for a year.
  • Inquiries for online programs increased 3% year-over-year.
  • Inquiries for on-campus programs were flat year-over-year.
    • Inquiries where modality was not indicated declined.
  • Inquiry prices rose year-over-year.

Higher-Education Demand Trends February: Results Through January

Posted by Ned Caron on Mar 26, 2021 8:53:58 AM

Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the GrayReports Webinar for current data on student demand and employer requirement trends. Every month, we release the latest data on a free GrayReports Webinar. Gray covers on-campus and online programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees. Gray's data includes, by academic program and location, student inquiries, Google search volumes, and job postings. If you miss the Webinar, please feel free to download the presentation or watch the replay. To whet your appetite, below are highlights from the February's Webinar going over results from January:

Inquiry volume for programs decreased in January

  • Online program inquiries increased 3% year-over-year.
  • On-campus program inquiries increased 15% year-over-year.
  • This means that inquiries where modality was not indicated declined.
  • Inquiry volume and growth continue to be dominated by healthcare fields.


Google search volume for programs decreased by 3% year-over-year.

  • Searches for Criminal Justice programs increased 185%.


Student Demand for Associate Biology programs in Ohio is strong

Job Posting volumes related to Biology programs in Ohio have fluctuated over the past year

As always, good market data enables better decisions.
Better program and course decisions increase margins.
Higher margins ensure viability and enable investments in your mission.

You can watch the video below.

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Topics: Higher Education, Student Demand, Labor Market Data, Google Search Volume, Academic Program Demand Trends


Higher-Education Demand Trends January: Results Through December

Posted by Ned Caron on Feb 18, 2021 4:18:59 PM

Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the GrayReports Webinar for current data on student demand and employer requirement trends. Every month, we release the latest data on a free GrayReports Webinar. Gray covers on-campus and online programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees. Gray's data includes, by academic program and location, student inquiries, Google search volumes, and job postings. If you miss the Webinar, please feel free to download the presentation or watch the replay. To whet your appetite, below are highlights from the January's Webinar going over results from December:

Student demand for academic programs increased in December.

On-ground program inquiries increased 4% year-over-year.
Google search volume for programs increased 6% year-over-year.
Online program inquiries increased 13% year-over-year.
The COVID-related decline seems to be less than in previous months:
Inquiries in December were down 7%, the smallest decline since March.Price per pay-per-inquiry is over $55, the highest since May.
Inquiry volume and growth continue to be dominated by healthcare fields.
Political Science has strong student demand and healthy employment opportunities.
Many institutions offer the program, and median program size is large and increased year-over-year.
As always, good market data enables better decisions.
Better program and course decisions increase margins.
Higher margins ensure viability and enable investments in your mission.

You can watch the video below.

January Demand Trends

Topics: Higher Education, Inquiry Volumes, Student Demand, Demand Trends, Gray Data


Higher-Education Demand Trends December: Results Through November

Posted by Ned Caron on Jan 21, 2021 3:35:57 PM

 

Topics: Student Demand, Job Posting, Demand Trends, December Student Demand


Higher-Education Demand Trends November: Results Through October

Posted by Ned Caron on Dec 18, 2020 9:53:18 AM

Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the GrayReports Webinar for current data on student demand and employer requirement trends.  Every month, we release the latest data on a free GrayReports Webinar.  Gray covers on-campus and online programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.  Gray's data includes, by academic program and location, student inquiries, Google search volumes, and job postings.  If you miss the Webinar, please feel free to download the presentation or watch the replay.  To whet your appetite, below are highlights from the November Webinar going over results from October:

Topics: Inquiry Volumes, Job Postings, Labor Market Data, Demand Trends, Online Courses


Higher-Education Demand Trends: October Results

Posted by Ned Caron on Nov 23, 2020 9:38:21 AM

Interested in previous webinars?  Search the archive.

Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the GrayReports Webinar for current data on student demand and employer requirement trends.  Every month, we release the latest data on a free GrayReports Webinar.  Gray covers on-campus and online programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.  Gray's data includes, by academic program and location, student inquiries, Google search volumes, and job postings.  If you miss the Webinar, please feel free to download the presentation or watch the replay.  To whet your appetite, below are highlights from the October Webinar going over results from September:

COVID continues to hurt demand in several sectors:
  • Overall inquiry volume: -11%
  • Inquiries for on-campus programs: -10% - REVISIT
  • Google brand searches: -5%
But many large sectors continue to grow:
  • Inquiries for online programs: +1% - REVISIT
  • Google program searches: +9%
The cost to acquire students seems to be rising.
  • Inquiry prices are up sharply: +13%
Conversion rates appear to be stabilizing.
Inquiry growth is fastest in Computer Systems Networking, Behavioral Sciences, and Computer Programming.
  • Medical Insurance Coder had the largest year-over-year increase in September inquiry volume.
  • Business Admin/Mgmt had the largest year-over-year increase in September Google search volume.

As always, good market data enables better decisions.
Better program and course decisions increase margins.
Higher margins ensure viability and enable investments in your mission.


You can watch the video below.

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Topics: Labor Market Data, Demand Trends


Higher-Education Demand Trends: July Results

Posted by Ned Caron on Sep 25, 2020 10:41:12 AM

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Higher-Education Demand Trends: June Results

Posted by Ned Caron on Aug 25, 2020 9:17:28 AM

 

Topics: Labor Market Data, Demand Trends


Higher-Education Demand Trends: May Results

Posted by Ned Caron on Jul 28, 2020 9:50:55 AM

 

Topics: Labor Market Data, Demand Trends


May GrayRepots

Posted by Ned Caron on Jun 29, 2020 9:52:33 AM

Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the GrayReports Webinar for current data on student demand and employer requirement trends.  Every month, we release the latest data on a free GrayReports Webinar.  Gray covers on-campus and online programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.  Gray's data includes, by academic program and location, student inquiries, Google search volumes, and job postings.  If you miss the Webinar, please feel free to download the presentation or watch the replay.  To whet your appetite, below are highlights from the April  Results GrayReports Webinar:

Topics: GrayReports, Student Demand