Higher Education Workforce Development

Analyze supply and demand trends. Predict future workforce needs. Align academic programs.

How SAS® Helps You Address Higher Education Workforce Challenges

Align academic programs to meet future workforce job demands. Predict enrollment and degree attainment. Realign resources to support an adequate and skilled workforce. Measure and visualize past, present and potential economic factors. Understand supply and demand, predict gaps, and monitor reskilling and upskilling opportunities.


  • Foster collaboration with different communities, such as provosts, economists, financial analysts and others.
  • Integrate data from multiple agencies, such as K-12, postsecondary, labor and workforce agencies, and departments of revenue.
  • Inform policy changes that encourage economic stability.

Analytic insights

  • Assess current and future economic and demographic conditions in the evolving workforce.
  • Provide insight into changing industries and geographic regions.

Addressing the talent gap

  • Analyze the workforce gap to inform leaders of upskill and reskill opportunities.
  • Identify the skills necessary to fill current and future jobs.
  • Pinpoint training needed to change jobs as demand shifts.


  • Enable higher education decision makers to forecast degree and course offerings that meet labor market demands.
  • Anticipate future job opportunities for students who will be entering the workforce.

Why choose SAS® for higher education workforce development?

SAS provides an analytics-centric approach in postsecondary education that enables you to quickly derive meaningful insights. Decide which majors, certifications and programs are critical and make essential changes to ensure the best workforce outcomes for students and surrounding communities.

Implement a data strategy

Integrate disparate data from postsecondary education, state workforce agencies and employers to strategically manage the skills gap.

Match certificates & degrees to job demand

Evaluate the future demand for employees by business sector, education level and occupation.

Forecast enrollment & degrees

Project enrollment, retention and degree attainment by program and degree throughout the region and state.

Anticipate gaps

Gain holistic, data-driven insights that identify the state of the workforce, project future needs, and identify gaps in supply and demand.

Improve strategic planning

Plan for evolving workforce trends based on skills, training, diversity and education.

Align with industry

Equip postsecondary education leaders with quantitative and qualitative evidence to collaborate with business leaders on making critical workforce decisions.

Customer Success in Higher Education

Working Smarter With SAS®

  • Having a defined enterprise data strategy

    University of North Texas used SAS to develop a data landscape approach that it believes is vital to future success. UNT believes that leveraging data is critical for higher education to maintain its role in helping future generations be successful.

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