Academic Program Development Solutions evaluate your institution’s academic portfolio and identify improvement opportunities for existing programs and new programs for exploration. Launch new programs with confidence and ensure they help position your institution competitively.

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • Does our academic portfolio include the most compelling, in-demand programs?
  • How could our current programs be improved?
  • What program offerings should we consider launching?
  • What are my competitors’ most successful degree offerings?
  • What specific skillsets are employers looking for?

Hanover’s Academic Program Development Solution

We will customize an approach for your institution that leverages the expertise of our team and multiple methodologies to support your institution’s goals.

Market Analysis Report

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Enhance existing academic programs.

Evaluate course structure and core components of academic programs relative to peer and competitor institutions.

Academic Program Benchmarking

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Assess the health of your current academic portfolio.

Map degrees according to conferral volume and growth rates to help guide institutions in adding high-growth, high-potential new offerings to their portfolios and closely evaluating investment in lower growth, lower potential programs.

Market Opportunity Scan

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Launch new academic programs.

Explore an in-depth assessment of a specific program’s attractiveness through an analysis of market demand, market saturation, employment outlook, and competing institution offerings.

Outcomes

  • Identify high-growth, high-potential programs
  • Evaluate go/no-go decisions to continue investment in specific academic programs
  • Assess new program attractiveness in terms of student demand, employer demand, and market saturation
  • Compare structure and core components of academic programs to peers/competitors

A Word from One of Our Higher Education Clients:

When deciding to engage with Hanover Research, I was impressed with several of their reports and what I perceived as quality research and succinct and precise reporting. Our goal for the coming year in this partnership is, first and foremost, to gain confidence that our hypothesis about the nursing shortage is valid so we can continue to grow our flagship program. But in addition, we would like to conduct further market research on healthcare programs and employment as we consider how to continue developing outside of nursing. To the degree that our competence meets market demand, we will flourish, and obtaining further clarity about market demand for the programs we offer, and other healthcare related programs will be important in our planning process.

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Dr. Jeb Egbert, Co-president and CEO, Academics and Chief Learning Officer

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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