Increase Student Enrollment with the eLearning Index

By: Katie Tomlinson Jun 20, 2023

Increase Student Enrollment with the eLearning Index

Importance of Using a Data-Driven Resource to Increase Student Enrollment

When new parents take their little ones for a monthly checkup, the doctor uses a pediatric growth chart to assess their growth. It doesn’t tell the whole story of a baby’s development, but it helps spot any trends or issues with their growth.

To tackle enrollment challenges, colleges and universities focus on understanding today’s students’ needs and preferences. These students value flexible programs and courses leading to in-demand careers.

EducationDynamics’ 2023 eLearning Index is one of many data-driven resources institutions leverage to identify opportunities to diversify and evaluate their current offerings. With the eLearning Index, higher education institutions can make informed decisions that align with current trends, which is critical to the institution’s ongoing health. With the eLearning Index, higher education institutions are making informed decisions and can self-serve and fine-tune their program offerings.

Using the eLearning Index for Data-Driven Decisions that Will Increase Student Enrollment

Gathering and analyzing extensive student data to identify trends and make well-informed decisions can be pretty challenging for higher education institutions. To streamline this challenge, EducationDynamics created a ranking system called the eLearning Index score, a valuable tool that utilizes National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data.

By leveraging the eLearning Index, colleges and universities can be more efficient and effective in making data-driven decisions that position institutions toward achieving student enrollment growth.

Getting Started With the eLearning Index to Improve Your Program Offerings

The eLearning Index Report is an essential first step for using the web app developed by EducationDynamics market researchers. Schools can familiarize themselves with the areas of crucial growth within each degree level and the job prospects for each industry. This serves as a guide for predicting future trends and assessing how your program performs compared to other programs within the web app.

To make the most of the eLearning Index web app and optimize your educational offerings, consider the following tips:

  1. Consider the question you want to answer for your program. Here are a few to get you started
    • What are the job outcomes?
    • Where are program completions highest?
    • How diverse is the program?
  2. Explore the dashboard most related to your question
  3. Use filters to compare your program to other programs

Uncover Top Programs for Enrollment Growth Potential with the eLearning Index

An infographic showing the highest enrollment growth opportunities by degree level according to the 2023 eLearning Index

The eLearning Index provides valuable insights into the highest opportunity programs currently available. To give you an idea of what they’ve uncovered, here’s a brief overview:

Top 3 Certificate-Level Business, Healthcare, and Computer Science Courses

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender & Gender Studies, Other
  • Health and Wellness, General

Top 3 Associate Degree-Level Business, Healthcare, and Computer Science Courses

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Computer Science

Top 3 Bachelor’s Degree-Level Business, Healthcare, and Computer Science Courses

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • Computer Science

Top 3 Master’s Degree-Level programs Business, Healthcare, and Computer Science Courses

  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Management Science
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration

Top 3 Doctorate-Level Business, Healthcare, and Computer Science Courses

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Enhance Enrollment Management with eLearning Index Report and Web App

With access to the eLearning Index Report, schools can effectively offer in-demand courses that appeal to students eager to enter the workforce. And higher ed institutions dig a little further into identifying opportunities with the help of EducationDynamics’ eLearning Index Web App. These resources empower higher education leaders to analyze trends, segment data, and filter results based on specific criteria, ultimately leading to better enrollment management and increase student enrollment.

An image of colleges student with an overlay of the 2023 elearning Index report. The bottom left of the image shows a red button that says to download the report.

Measure the relevancy of your program offerings by downloading the report or reaching out to EDDY’s team of market researchers to learn more, or exploring the rankings in detail.