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Curricular Efficiency

What Drives Curricular Efficiency?

Academic leaders routinely make decisions about course offerings, course scheduling, staffing, releases, and other topics that drive curricular efficiency.  However, Deans and Chairs often lack

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How to Identify Competition for Your College Programs

How to Identify Competition for Your College Programs

IPEDS misallocates most online completions, reporting them in the home market for the institution. This reporting bias can be addressed using NC SARA data for…
Why You Need Varied Data Sources:  Evaluating Student Demand Data for Associate Programs

Why You Need Varied Data Sources: Evaluating Student Demand Data for Associate Programs

Enrollment is only one student demand metric you need to evaluate your program portfolio. Low completion rates are harmful to institutional finances and students.
No Matter What the Future Holds, Understanding Program Economics is Vital

No Matter What the Future Holds, Understanding Program Economics is Vital

When it comes to fixing an academic program portfolio or running a healthy institution, understanding program economics is vital.  The goal is typically not to…
April Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through March

April Higher Education Demand Trends: Results Through March

Would you be surprised to know that the graduates of this month's featured program become lawyers, judges, elementary school teachers, and more?
Georgia On My Mind:  Atlanta Cracks Top 5 in Job Postings

Georgia On My Mind: Atlanta Cracks Top 5 in Job Postings

At Gray, we use our Job Postings data in a variety of ways. Recently, we discovered a new use of the data: a predictor for…
Using Employment Data:  The Direct Prep Fallacy

Using Employment Data: The Direct Prep Fallacy

Some assume clear links between academic programs and occupations for graduates, which are neatly embodied in the NCES crosswalk between programs and occupations. In theory,…