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
Resource: Future of Higher Education: Volume 5, Issue 10
The Future of Higher Education newsletter is a monthly compendium of the most compelling and innovative thinking about how higher education is evolving to serve new students and methods of learning.» MORE

Resource: Clinical Research Management Briefing October 5, 2015
The Clinical Research Management Briefing (CRMB) is a weekly newsletter that Huron Consulting Group sends out to clients and interested parties. This week's topics include the FDA's leadership changes, clinical trial participant compensation, and how wearable technology is changing clinical R&D.» MORE

Perspective: Higher Education Today: 5 Ways to Promote a Successful Merger
Many higher education institutions are facing financial hardships, limited prospects for enrollment, and a decline in net tuition revenue. As a result of these conditions, more colleges and universities are considering mergers and acquisitions as a viable option and consideration for survival.» MORE

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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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