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Academic Program Evaluation
Robert Atkins

Why Do You Need a Program Evaluation System (PES)?

A sound Program Evaluation System (PES) marshals the data, software, people, and decision-making processes that enable fast, well-informed, and broadly supported program decisions. Several of the largest and most successful participants in higher education now use a Program Evaluation System (PES) to guide their program decisions.

International Student Demand
Gray Associates

Top 5 Academic Programs with High International Student Demand

Just a year ago, media pundits declared that the US was losing its place as a beacon for international students and that the demand would not recover. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Gray data shows that post-COVID, international student demand is healthy, and new programs offer promising growth.

Athletics
Vlad Landaverde

USC, UCLA Big Ten Playbook

At Gray, we follow stories that are important to our higher education community, and when UCLA and USC announced their plan to move to Big Ten Conference, they changed the landscape of college sports in the US. We focused on looking at the impact beyond football; using our new Athletics Evaluation Software, we made a list of strategic decisions that would allow USC & UCLA to assimilate with the Big Ten without compromising sports unique to their current footprint.

Humanities
Mary Ann Romans

Fall Back Careers for Humanities Majors

Humanities majors continue to take a bit of a beating in the press. Nevertheless, we decided to delve deeper into what humanities majors do after they graduate from college. What we found was a little surprising.

Academic Program Evaluation
Mary Ann Romans

The Multiple Dimensions of Program Evaluation

When planning your academic program portfolio, labor data is indeed important, but your market data should not only include labor market demand. A successful academic program evaluation is not based on one dimension of data. The fallacy of that has gotten many a school into trouble.

Humanities
Gray Associates

A Case For the Humanities

Many people view liberal arts, humanities, and social science programs, as a one-lane highway to low-paying jobs. We decided to take a look at what people actually earn based on their college majors. What we found may surprise you.

Top 10 Blogs on Academic Program Evaluation

Top 10 Blogs on Academic Program Evaluation

The most wonderful time of the year is here - a time for friends, family, and being thankful. This is the perfect opportunity to relax,…
Three Approaches to Getting Started with an Academic Program Evaluation System (PES)

Three Approaches to Getting Started with an Academic Program Evaluation System (PES)

As you go through the process of evaluating your current programs and new opportunities, you will need to decide on the best approach for your…
October Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through September 2022

October Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through September 2022

Our October Program of the Month is quickly growing in student demand, yet in 2020, only 85 campuses graduated students from it. Get the data…
Associate Enrollment is Declining, But Not Everywhere…

Associate Enrollment is Declining, But Not Everywhere…

Declining enrollment is an issue facing community colleges across the country. According to data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse, total enrollment in associate programs…
Is Your Academic Program Portfolio Missing Economic Analysis?

Is Your Academic Program Portfolio Missing Economic Analysis?

Having internal and external data is critical when evaluating your academic programs. If your institution looks at external market data for your academic programs, you…
Bachelor’s Programs: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

Bachelor’s Programs: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

While large programs continue to be popular among bachelor’s students, some smaller programs are experiencing healthy gains in the number of students enrolled. We analyzed…