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Trusted by the nation's top colleges and universities, UPCEA Research and Consulting provides the best value in the industry today. UPCEA's industry experts have years of experience in Online and Professional Continuing education - put them to work for you!

UPCEA Research and Consulting offers a variety of custom research and consulting options through an outcomes-focused pricing model. Find the option(s) that best suit your institution.

UPCEA Custom Consulting

UPCEA Custom Consulting

Does your institution need guidance on organizational structure, portfolio strategy, or other pressing issues? UPCEA can draw upon an unparalleled bench of higher education leaders to provide clear direction and insight for your unique situation.

Portfolio Decision-Making Model (PDMM)

Portfolio Decision-Making Model (PDMM)

Have you assessed your portfolio programs for the new economy? Are they in line with employer/consumer demand? Perhaps you have legacy programs that may no longer be relevant. Make sure your programs are strong for the future and meet the needs of the changing marketplace.

UPCEA Expert Speakers

UPCEA Expert Speakers

Need an expert speaker in the field of online and professional continuing education? UPCEA experts are available to speak about current trends in higher education, benchmarking research, sharing key insights on emerging opportunities, and building awareness on your campus.

Occupational Opportunity Model (OOM)

Occupational Opportunity Model (OOM)

What are the occupational trends in your market area? Is your portfolio competitive enough? Are you aware of what market needs are not being met in your region? Explore the best opportunities for your institution to expand and grow your programs.

Online Asset Assessment (OAA)

Online Asset Assessment (OAA)

The online environment is now the front door to an institution, so it is imperative that online and professional continuing education units have an established online presence. The OAA can help to better understand and accurately measure the presence and quality of online assets. It can identify weaknesses in websites and social media accounts to allow for improvements.

Feasibility Analysis

Feasibility Analysis

Do you need to determine the long-term feasibility of a new or existing program? A feasibility analysis goes beyond a surface-level review of labor and competitive data and provides real-world perspectives from employers, potential students, inquirers, or alumni to enrich data and better inform decision making.

Environmental Scan

Environmental Scan

Are you considering adding new programs or in the early stages of program development? Do you need a snapshot of the competitive and forecasted labor markets to determine potential program viability? Environmental scanning is ideal for gaining baseline information about a program or is in the early stages of program development.

Occupational Mapping Analysis (OMA)

Occupational Mapping Analysis (OMA)

Higher education in the future will change. Our economy has changed, and the learner has changed. What can your college or university do to prepare? Are you meeting the needs of professionals throughout the entirety of their career trajectory?

Estimated Market Size Analysis

Estimated Market Size Analysis

Do you need to determine the viability of new or existing programs based on enrollment potential? Has your institution set realistic (and achievable) enrollment goals? UPCEA can leverage data and demographics to isolate and identify estimated market sizes.

Enrollment Process Review

Enrollment Process Review

How effective is your enrollment funnel? How does it compare to your peers? Do you know where you are converting or losing your leads and why? UPCEA can help you engage your leads at the right time with the right information.

Custom Benchmarking

Custom Benchmarking

Online and professional education unit portfolios are just as diverse and unique as institutions themselves, yet they often share similar processes and operations. Lacking best practices in operational areas that rarely see the light of day, you may wonder how others are handling things like revenue sharing, hiring non-credit instructors, providing learner services, etc. UPCEA can help.

Seeking timely, expert advice—or, a “second opinion?” Our lead consultants are available to provide brief, rapid responses for members who have questions about all aspects of online and professional continuing education programs and strategy. Members can request a thirty-minute phone consultation free of charge.

Meet Our Experts
We know the challenges you face and we have the solutions you need. UPCEA consultants are current or former online and professional continuing education professionals who are experts in the industry. In addition to our talented staff who have deep experience in the field, UPCEA consultants include leading deans and chief online learning officers in the field today. Learn more.

 

Pricing

Consulting engagements vary by project, scope, and duration, and are customized based on institutional needs. An UPCEA representative can discuss your needs and provide pricing and a scope of work for all consulting efforts.

 

Let's Get Started!

Ready to put UPCEA's expert consultants to work for you in your online initiatives? Just say the word and we'll hop on a call to discuss your needs, no obligations.

Call 202-659-3130 or email [email protected] to get started today. 

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Explore our Research Blog The Pulse of Higher Ed and recent studies from UPCEA Research and Consulting

Stay up-to-date with the latest in online and professional continuing education research and benchmarking. UPCEA Research and Consulting helps you stay informed and at the forefront of the field though our research and benchmarking blog, The Pulse of Higher Ed The blog features data-driven posts on the latest trends, and the results of the studies conducted each year for the benefit of UPCEA members and others in higher ed.

Read the UPCEA 2023 research year in review blog, Migrating the Headwinds of Higher Education: How UPCEA-Partnered Research Helps Guide the Way, by Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer, UPCEA.

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Seeking timely, expert advice—or, a "second opinion?" Our lead consultants are available to provide brief, rapid responses for members who have questions about all aspects of online and professional continuing education programs and strategy. Members can request a thirty-minute phone consultation free of charge.

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Leadership in Online Learning

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