Boosting the Bottom Line Through Athletics

Collegiate Consulting 2023

When the University of Arizona’s men’s basketball team takes on California State University, Long Beach today, it will mark the beginning of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s wildly popular and lucrative men’s basketball tournament known as March Madness. The Wildcats—a contender to make a run for the national championship given their high seed and strong […]

Unleashing Innovation and Improvement

Collegiate Consulting 2023

The Great Depression The Great Depression, while primarily associated with economic hardship, also sparked a period of “creative destruction,” a concept credited to economist Joseph Schumpeter. This was a time when innovation and creativity led to the phasing out of old products and outdated methods, giving rise to more dynamic businesses and new and improved […]

Course Correction Needed in College Athletics

Collegiate Consulting 2023

Course Correction Needed in College Athletics It’s never business as usual when you don’t know what you’re selling. Are college sports a scholarship program, an entertainment industry or a muscled arm for institutional fundraising? Regardless of the product, sales have been booming for more than a century – and with that money comes the power […]

What Makes Your College so Special?

Collegiate Consulting 2023

In the increasingly competitive arena of higher education, a growing number of colleges are closing due to a chronic decline in enrollment and ensuing financial troubles. The impending “enrollment cliff” and rising skepticism among students, parents, and employers about the value of a college degree paint an even bleaker picture. Nevertheless, amidst this gloomy trend, […]

Wanted: Students Who Want to Learn

Collegiate Consulting 2023

In their seminal book “Academically Adrift,” authors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa bring to light an alarming trend in higher education known as the art of college management. The term denotes the increasing number of students who prioritize earning a degree over genuine learning, focusing solely on the fastest and easiest route through the college […]

It’s Time to Measure What Matters

Collegiate Consulting 2023

Recent trends indicate a significant decline in the number of high school graduates choosing to attend college. In 2020, only 63% of high school graduates enrolled in college in the fall, a drop from 70% in 2016. This decline is part of a broader skepticism about the value of higher education, with less than 53% […]

Who’s Making Money at Your College – and Who Isn’t?

Collegiate Consulting 2023

In the current financial climate, colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly focused on the economic sustainability of their academic programs. This has led to the adoption of various models that aim to assess the financial contributions of different academic offerings, going beyond simple enrollment numbers to examine the return on investment (ROI) […]