Gray Insights for Higher Education

Economics
Mary Ann Romans

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 are halfway there. But to complete a sound program evaluation, you also need to look inward at program economics and academic outcomes.

Athletics
Ned Caron

Is the Secret to Growing College Enrollment a New Flag Football Team?

Adding a new sport could help institution’s boost enrollment in specific programs. The academic programs that benefit from athletic enrollment vary by sport, so the right sport may be able to increase enrollment in a specific program or discipline.

We took a deeper look, first at major sports in Division 1, then at “Other Sports.”

Academic Program Evaluation
Robert Atkins

Determining Market Saturation for Academic Programs

Higher education is becoming more competitive, but there are still many opportunities for growth – if you know how to look for them. One secret is distinguishing between competition, which is ubiquitous, and market saturation, which is rare.

Academic Program Evaluation
Robert Atkins

What Is an Academic Program Evaluation Process?

An academic program evaluation process is data-informed, transparent, collaborative, and intensive when done correctly. Having a strong analytical foundation and a clear, inclusive process for program evaluation leads to better decisions, strengthens relationships across the campus, and is consistent with the principles of shared governance.

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.

Top 10 Blogs on Academic Program Evaluation

Top 10 Blogs on Academic Program Evaluation

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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…