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:

We have a long relationship with Hanover. Their work is uniformly excellent, and has become more detailed and more insightful as its number of associates has increased during our relationship. The quality and the amount of useful information we get far exceeds the cost for the engagement. For less than the cost of hiring an institutional research position, we get a considerable amount of data and analysis that supports decision making at the highest levels of the organization. Hanover's people are easy to work with, smart, and really listen to our needs, often giving us more than we thought we needed. Hanover is an excellent value.

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- Game Quan, Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, Claremont School of Theology

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

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