Student Analysis

Starting a Pipeline also requires understanding the amount of students that local public universities can provide on an annual basis.

Since one of the goals of our model is to support the development of a sustainable pipeline of talent, this student analysis will provide insights into the current sources of talent, as well as areas of study for university partners to focus on expanding enrollment in.

Matching Majors to Careers

The student analysis entails identifying, on an annual basis, how many students might meet the educational requirements for the Pipeline.

All universities collect data on the number and types of degrees awarded each year. This analysis is extremely straight-forward and merely consists of compiling the number of undergraduate degrees awarded for each major, and then matching the majors to each of the job types identified in the workforce analysis.

Case Study: New York City

The City University of New York's (CUNY) Office of Institutional Research and Assessment produces a report on the enrollment and graduation rates by college and by majors within each college.

We looked at this data from across CUNY's eleven colleges to identify which job types would have large talent pools to draw from and which might not. For instance, the table below shows some of the data from Baruch College. The college produces a massive number of finance majors each year, but has a significantly smaller number of public affairs majors.

However, combined with the other ten colleges in the university system, CUNY had more than enough graduates to funnel into each of the job types we had identified.

Baruch College Graduates Matched to Job Types

Major Graduates Job Type
Computer Systems 191 Technology Development
Finance 867 Admin, HR, and Finance
Management 234 Program Management
Marketing 360 Communications and Outreach
Public Affairs 52 Policy, Planning, and Strategy