Higher Education

Higher education institutions, both public and private, are facing unprecedented challenges. With unparalleled industry expertise and resources, Huron designs and implements sustainable performance improvement solutions, tailored to be successful in the higher education environment.

Our professionals draw from their experience working in the strategic, financial, operational, and regulatory aspects of higher education to develop and implement the most effective solutions. Our focus on execution enables institutions to plan more effectively and increase their ability to leverage opportunities and manage risks. We have helped more than 95 of the nation’s top 100 research universities and more than 50 of the top 100 institutions globally continue their traditions of extraordinary achievement.

Higher Education INSIGHTS
Whitepaper: Academic Innovation Incubators: Emerging Models and Strategic Considerations for Leaders
Huron Consulting Group and American Council on Education Address How Institutions can Leverage Innovation to Improve Student Success in Higher Education» MORE

Case Study: Increasing IT Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Alabama Birmingham
The University of Alabama Birmingham decided to evaluate its IT environment and design an updated organizational model that balances the need for central and locally provisioned services, optimizes university resources and promotes increased collaboration and communication.» MORE

Whitepaper: A Successful Enrollment Partnership: Getting the Right Students and Making a Commitment to Student Success
Attracting the right students at the right price to come to a college or university and enroll, thrive and graduate has gone well beyond the original concept of “enrollment management.” The process of identifying and enrolling those students has evolved to include the entire campus. To be successful, the process should join admissions and financial aid with analytic tools, support services, academic and financial planning, and a multidisciplinary focus consistent with institutional mission and strategic objectives.» MORE


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Jim Roth

James H. Roth

President and Chief Executive Officer

Laura A. Yaeger

Laura A. Yaeger

Executive Vice President

Whitepaper

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Public universities, long immune from budget cutting, have become a target for legislators in these lean economic times. In this transcript of a conversation, two Huron Education experts, both of them former top financial officials and executive officers at major universities, talk about what institutions can do to regain their financial equilibrium. Universities must be willing to look rigorously at every item in their budgets, and prioritize what they are willing to support, based on the strategic interests of the institution. This approach is more business-like than most universities are accustomed to being, but it will set them up well for facing new economic realities.

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