Higher Education | Burning Glass Technologies

Higher Education

Preparing students for the real world includes readying them for the job market. Our products help educators track demand, align programs with what employers need, and give students a roadmap to a satisfying career.

Driving Successful Career Outcomes

Learning institutions have a powerful and direct impact on students’ career success when partnering with Burning Glass Technologies. Our real-time labor market data, career outcomes insights, and breakthrough planning tools help you create programs and engage students.

By using Burning Glass Technologies’ superior expertise, organizations will engage students with impactful curriculum, increase student completion, achieve higher placement rates, and help students learn and master the exact skills they need to successfully enter the job market.

Details about Our Solutions

Labor Market Analytics Warehouse

Our leading technology collects, mines and codes millions of job postings from close to 40,000 online sources daily.
We create a standardized, structured database language (i.e., taxonomy) to support quick access analytics from our data warehouse.

Our proprietary taxonomy and unrivaled system processes standardize and curate detailed skills, experience, and credential data that is continually changing and varies by local region.

API protocols to access our database and system processes are also available as a subscription sale with the following use cases: education and workforce, student and job seeker, employer.


Products and Services

Labor Insight provides the most accurate, in-depth portrayal of current and future job market needs, allowing you to dive deep into data analysis and identify new opportunities for program development.

Program Insight enables you to make data-driven program decisions quickly, from validating a decision on new programs to assessing the contents of an existing one.

Job Pulse shows education levels, skills, and certifications that employers are seeking and provides insight into what students need in order to become better-qualified candidates.

Our Solutions

We help you deliver meaningful curricula that enhance students’ employability, giving you essential information that helps build innovative, cutting edge programs. On point learning will increase the school’s reputation and rankings, outpacing the competition while increasing revenues through high enrollment and graduation rates.

Our solutions track local demand for skills and industry credentials, recognize new and emerging roles not yet tracked by public or lesser data sources, help you quickly identify and understand local employer activity, and assist you when engaging with employers as you research market needs. As you work with students, we help you uncover the exact skills, certifications, or credentials needed for a pre-selected job set and show possible gaps between the two sides.

Labor InsightTM

Skills Research to develop new curriculum

Program InsightTM

Executive insight for strategic planning and program development

Job PulseTM

Real-time Jobs data curated to help  answer specific job market questions

API Protocols

Delivering real-time job market analytics to your User Interface

“Instead of sending our graduates out into the workforce and hoping for the best, we can now enhance placement services by providing students with detailed job listings in a highly targeted manner.”

Christopher Steele

Interim Vice President for Professional Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

See How Educators Use Burning Glass Data

Case Studies

Colleges Drill Down on Job Listing Terms

This Wall Street Journal story profiles colleges that are using real-time labor data in their decision making.

How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs

The Chronicle of Higher Education examines how community colleges, particularly the Kentucky Community and Technical College system, are using job posting data to deal with a changing marketplace.

Case Studies

Northeastern University: Rapid Growth Guided by Real-Time Jobs Data

Lone Star College: Keeping Pace With a Changing Local Job Market

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Identifying Where the Jobs Are

Program Insight

New Product: Program Insight™

Developing the right academic programs is more important than ever.  Program Insight™ is the first one-stop software solution to combine a tested program development process with all the necessary data to ensure success.

Previously, program validation—the process of assessing proposed programs—has required dedicated research teams or consultants. Program Insight combines Burning Glass’ database of real-time job postings with data from multiple other sources, like the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IPEDS. The easy-to-use software walks educators through a step-by-step process to assess market needs, scope out the competition, understand the latest skills in demand, and gauge students’ job prospects. Program Insight gives every learning provider the tools to assess a program’s potential for success—and convince trustees, accreditors, and potential students that the institution can deliver.

We have a 21st century economy. Why do we have a 20th century labor market?

Contact our sales team to find out more about how Burning Glass Technologies uses big data to close the skills gap by connecting supply and demand.