Fixed Rate Higher Education Market Research Program
Market research doesn’t have to be so expensive – but it does have to be quality work filled with actionable recommendations that can help your institution achieve its goals. That’s why we are offering you an Annual Customized Research Program for an affordable, fixed fee.
The following table presents some typical research projects and some typical pricing that we have seen from other firms.
Notice that our annual fixed fee is substantially lower than the competitors!
How You Save Time and Money
Up until now, you had to do a lot of work in order hire a researcher or research firm – but not anymore.
With DWS Associates, before an agreement is signed, we spend some time working with you in order to identify what initiates you need to address in the coming year. Once identified, we work together in order to agree to the objectives, methodology, time line and order of the initiatives.
This is where our experience in higher education really delivers for you. We understand what you need to accomplish, and we’ve done this work …so we can make recommendations that help you get that little bit extra value that helps you enjoy greater success!
If you were to hire a dedicated staff member or research firm to perform five or six of these projects, you could easily be spending $50,000 to $100,000+ depending on the specifics.
All this for just $3,999 per month.
That's right - $3,999 per month (based on annual pre-paid discount rate of $47,988 - more than a 20% savings).
Customized to Your Unique Wants and Needs.
Now, the above table is, obviously, an example that’s based on a 5 to 6-week time line for each initiative. In reality, some of your initiatives may prove shorter or longer – but hopefully you get the point which is DWS Associates Annual Customized Research Program with fixed fee offers you a cost effective option.
Here's how it works...
We sit down and identify the questions you want answered, and we develop an annual research plan customized for your needs. This includes:
- Goals and objectives
- Project time line
- Key milestones
We also include regular project status updates, quarterly strategic planning meetings and unlimited telephone and email support.
The annual program maps out each project to be performed during the course of the agreement in an agreed upon sequential order. Once everything is agreed upon and the paperwork is signed, we get to work!
Projects commence at the start of the agreement term and are completed sequentially across the year. Some clients want to be involved in the construction of research methodologies; some want nothing to do with it. Some want us to provide many updates; some only want to see the final deliverable. We accommodate any partner preference, and that flexibility characterizes the entire relationship – our focus can change as quickly as your needs do.
You're every possible research need is covered...
Here’s a quick overview of the services we provide:
- Primary and secondary, quantitative to qualitative research;
- Surveys and in-depth interviews that gives you actionable insight into various audiences – prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff and more – so you can improve recruitment and retention performance;
- Competitive intelligence that provides you with ways to gain an advantage in the market
- Market demand research that identifies the programs and services you need to offer in order to achieve your enrollment goals;
- Recruitment and retention process audits and optimizations that analyze your current processes, identify opportunities for improvement and provide you with practical recommendations for bringing those opportunities to life.
And these are just a few of the more popular services we can provide to you!
We offer you two options - this fixed fee model which provides you with customized, actionable research, when you need it at a fixed annual fee or project based fees that allows you to secure our services when you have have a need,
To discuss your specific needs and how we can provide you with the solutions you require, call us at 651-315-7588 or email with "Fixed Fee" as the Subject.
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