EAB releases annual Future of Online and Professional Education Survey results

career-outcomesImproving how institutions track career outcomes has emerged as the highest priority for senior executives of online and professional higher education programs, according to the annual Future of Online and Professional Education Survey from EAB.

This is a shift from previous years, when organizing and funding a new program launch was the top priority. EAB provides research, technology, and services to more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

In the survey, 95 percent of respondents expressed interest in better tracking graduates’ career outcomes. Schools are seeking to develop more sophisticated and inclusive metrics for career success.

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