Leading post-secondary institutions rely on the Gray Reports 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 December Results GrayReports Webinar:
There are signs that the long decline in college enrollment is coming to an end. A growing economy, concerns about student debt, and a declining number of high-school graduates drove down demand for higher education during the last five years. However, for the second month in a row, the number of student inquiries for higher education programs rose year-over-year, increasing 7% in November 2018.
This demand is not evenly distributed. Some programs are growing, some are not. Online and on-ground demand also varies. And demand varies significantly from market to market in the U.S. To help higher education institutions make smart program choices in this complex environment, Gray has developed a Program Evaluation System that provides local data, by program, on Student Demand, Employment, and Competition.