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.


  • 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:

Prince George’s Community College’s (PGCC) decision to work with Hanover stemmed largely from the implementation of the college’s new strategic plan, which includes new key performance indicators and goals focused on student success, regional impact, and our organizational excellence. To achieve the new goals, research and analysis are important to provide the data we need to measure our success as well as define our value proposition in the county and the region.
This upcoming year is going to be critical in setting the first data points of our key performance indicators. We’ve participated in research initiatives before as part of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, so when deciding to engage with Hanover, it was important for us that they be able to replicate the types of studies we’ve done in the past. Working with Hanover will help us acquire baseline data that will shape how we implement our strategic plan. That is our focus now – we are interested in seeing what opportunities exist to create better learning environments for our students to succeed, meet workforce labor demands for businesses in the county and region, and strengthen the college’s overall value proposition.

Dr. Nassim Ebrahimi, Ph.D, Associate Vice President, Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness

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

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