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: Social Media Enters the Mainstream: Report on the Use of Social Media in Advancement
A new survey shows how pervasive social media use has become in higher education, with college leaders using it for many causes and just to keep in touch with students and others.» MORE

Perspective: The Advantages of Using Fringe Benefit Rates
Fringe benefit rates can make accounting for grants and contracts much simpler than direct charging. It’s important for project leaders to decide up front if fringe rates are appropriate.» MORE

Perspective: Higher Ed Today: The Value of a College Degree
As skepticism over the value of higher education grows, colleges and universities must do more to demonstrate linkages with employers, and tracking the success of their graduates.» MORE


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Jim Roth

James H. Roth

Chief Executive Officer and President

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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