Tuition Pricing: When the Road Less Traveled May Not Be the Best Solution
Some institutions have addressed the tuition pricing problem by instituting across-the-board tuition resets. A better approach is one that combines evaluation of the competitive landscape with a careful analysis of the institution’s current academic product mix.
Regaining Control: Risk Avoidance in Higher Education
Higher education is facing a crisis of confidence in the value of a college degree, with risk implications for enrollments, tuition pricing, and capital spending. Avoiding these risks begins with finding and quantifying the appropriate “corridor of control” for your institution.
Financial Reserves and Strategic Financial Planning
Financial reserves are essential to the sustainability of any college or university. Integrating reserve goals to strategic planning through development of a strategic financial plan helps ensure that sufficient reserves will be available to meet the institution’s needs.
Financial Reserves and Credit Management in Higher Education
Issuance of tax-exempt debt is one of the most affordable ways for institutions to finance large capital projects. The affordability of debt is partly contingent on an institution’s credit rating, and unrestricted financial reserves are a significant component of that rating.
Financial Reserves Build Institutional Resilience for Colleges and Universities
Anyone unfamiliar with the financial structure of not-for-profit colleges and universities may question why these organizations often carry significant financial reserves on their...
How Many Swings Can You Afford to Get a Hit?
The environment in which higher education is operating is creating the need for new thinking and strategies. Institutions may need to swing big and hope for a home run.
Optimize Your Academic Program Mix Before the Academic Catalog Is Due
Publication of the academic catalog for the 2024-2025 academic year may seem a long way off right now, but now is the time to start thinking about an academic portfolio review to ensure...