Education Consumer Pulse

Listening to the voice of education consumers and shaping the future of postsecondary education.

Nearly every other major industry has embraced and benefited from the transformative information that comes from consumer insights. It’s time to look at a new data source for the innovation to transform postsecondary education and make it work for the student.

That’s why Strada Education Network℠ has partnered with Gallup Inc. to establish the Education Consumer Pulse (ECP) — a groundbreaking research platform set to become the most extensive database of education consumer insights to date.

Through 350 interviews conducted daily, a representative sample of U.S. adults age 18-65 share their thoughts on their educational paths and what shaped them. This three-year project will gather more than 360,000 individual interviews and look at student satisfaction and the nuances behind educational choices.

The ECP will provide education stakeholders a better understanding of the vastly different paths education consumers take.

How does this benefit education stakeholders?

  • Postsecondary institutions and providers: Hearing directly from consumers helps create a postsecondary experience that benefits both the student and the provider.
  • Employers: Consumer insights can strengthen leadership’s understanding of employees’ education experiences and drive the way organizations communicate their needs for upskilling.
  • Policymakers and leaders: Listening to consumers can better inform policy decisions that drive improved return on investment for students as well as greater college completion rates.
  • Consumers: Understanding the experiences of others on similar paths is critical to determining what education or training is needed to achieve a rewarding career and fulfilling life.

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