The Most Recent Demand Trends for Higher Education

Through October, the year-to-date student demand was down 10% (see chart below) when compared to 2016.  Download our monthly update for all of the latest student and employer demand trends derived from Gray's Program Evaluation System (PES).  Here are a few of the highlights from October:

  • Since we began tracking new program announcements, most are for health and business programs. 
  • The year-over-year decline in total inquiries slowed from 10% to 3%.
  • Online programs led the turnaround.
  • Only one of the five cities with the most inquiries since January of 2012 (The Big 5 Cities) grew year-over-year.
  • 62% of job postings for Human Services cite a Bachelor's as the minimum level of required education.

Are you interested in accessing all of the demand trends from October?  Please fill out the form to download the presentation or watch a recording from our live webcast on November 16th.

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