Emerging Programs Blog Series: Cannabis

Posted by Bob Atkins on Mar 12, 2020 12:56:20 PM

I started this series on Emerging Programs with the caution that one of the programs I’m sharing may not be legal in your state. Today, at long last, you’ll find out which one: Cannabis. The legalization of Cannabis in many states has created new opportunities, and higher education is responding.

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Does Cannabis fit your mission?

When you're thinking about starting programs, Cannabis is definitely one that you have to think about in terms of mission fit. For many, the moral issues will dictate their choice about the program. Legal issues may deter many others. As shown below, many states have legalized Cannabis, but it remains illegal under federal law. On the other hand, the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment prohibits federal prosecution of individuals complying with state medical cannabis laws.

Topics: Higher Education, Online Programs, On-Ground Programs, Emerging Programs, How to Choose a new academic program, Cannabis


Biomedical Sciences: A Program Review

Posted by Bob Atkins on Apr 30, 2019 6:18:41 PM

There is a lot of buzz around Biomedical Science programs and many schools have recently entered the field. In this month’s webcast, Gray decided to take a deeper dive to see if all the hype is justified. What we found was somewhat surprising...students are showing interest in the program...but will they be able to find jobs when they graduate?

Topics: Higher Education, Conversions, On-Ground Programs, Inquiry Volumes, Programs and Cities


What’s Up?  Not Demand for On-Campus Programs. [Chart]

Posted by Jeff Chin on Jan 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Inquiries for on-campus programs have been falling for years but rose in October and November 2018.  Sadly, they resumed their fall in December, dropping 6.5%. The worst may still be ahead for on-ground programs.

Topics: Higher Education, On-Ground Programs, 2016, 2017, 2018


Sudden Drop in Conversion Rates for Student Inquiries. [Chart]

Posted by Jeff Chin on Jan 22, 2019 6:15:28 PM

Sudden Drop in Conversion Rates for Student Inquiries Nov18

Topics: Inquiry Source, Higher Education, Conversions, On-Ground Programs, Inquiry Volumes, Programs and Cities, Job Postings, Google Search Volumes, 2018


This Downward Trend for On-Campus Programs Is Accelerating.

Posted by Bob Atkins on Aug 14, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Student Demand for On-Campus Programs

Topics: On-Ground Programs


In 2017, Demand for On-Ground Programs Fell 15% and Continues to Fall in 2018.

Posted by Bob Atkins on May 17, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Student Demand for On-Campus Programs

Topics: On-Ground Programs


In 2018, the Demand for On-Campus Majors Has Fallen 14%.

Posted by Bob Atkins on Apr 16, 2018 5:45:00 PM

Student Demand for On-Campus Programs

Topics: On-Ground Programs


January Inquiry Volumes Fell 11% YoY for On-Campus Programs.

Posted by Bob Atkins on Mar 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Student Demand for On-Campus Programs

Topics: On-Ground Programs


In the Last Two Years, August Demand for On-Campus Programs Slipped 37%.

Posted by Bob Atkins on Oct 18, 2017 7:30:00 PM

Student Demand for On-Ground Programs

Topics: On-Ground Programs


21% Decline in Inquiry Conversions for On-Campus Programs.

Posted by Bob Atkins on Jul 18, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Inquiry Conversions for On-Campus Programs

Topics: On-Ground Programs