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Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Launches Four-Year Program with Hanover’s Analysis

Aultman College partnered with Hanover Research for assistance in completing a community readiness assessment for their new program.

The Challenge: Assess Program Readiness

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Aultman College) sought accreditation for its newly created 4-year health sciences degree program, required by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). However, Aultman College needed assistance in completing a community readiness assessment for the program.

The Solution: Accurate Analysis of Student and Labor Market Demand

Aultman College partnered with Hanover Research to produce an in-depth Program Demand assessment of the market for a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, considering potential student and labor market demand across a variety of specialization areas.

The Outcome: Successful Accreditation and a New Degree Program

Hanover’s analysis revealed that both labor market demand as gauged by employment projections for graduates of four-year health sciences programs and student demand as gauged by degree conferrals were both trending favorably.


Using Hanover’s analysis, Aultman College:

  • Successfully received accreditation from the HLC for its four-year health sciences program.
  • Will launch the college’s first four-year health sciences degree program in Fall 2017.

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Hanover was integral in preparing our case with the HLC. Through Hanover’s research, Aultman College had a foundation that led to HLC approval with no monitoring required. We are thrilled to be able to offer this high-demand  program to students.

— Amanda L. Espenschied-Reilly, Ph.D., Dean of General Education & Online Learning

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Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Higher Education


Canton, OH

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