Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is one of the most venerable institutions in the United States of America. Founded in 1781 by a group of pioneering Presbyterian ministers, the College is located in Washington, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, and provides undergraduates with a top-ranked liberal arts and sciences education. The pre-law and pre-health programs at Washington & Jefferson, in particular, are internationally recognized.

In 2012, W&J requested that Tripp Umbach provide consultation and a quantitative assessment of a variety of post-baccalaureate programs that would enhance the institution’s reputation as a high-quality, residential, liberal arts college, and extend the institution’s strengths.

Tripp Umbach worked with the Office of Academic Affairs and an appointed faculty task force to conduct the market assessment analyzing all aspects of the development, implementation, and marketing of post-graduate programs.

Tripp Umbach presented its final report including an analysis of the local, regional, and national market for such post-graduate programs at national liberal arts colleges and other competing institutions, and the determination of at least three programs that would offer Washington & Jefferson a competitive advantage, positive revenue, and an extension and enhancement of institutional reputation.