Collegiate Consulting Provides Comprehensive Benchmarking Study for Florida A&M University

TALLAHASSE, FL (June 5, 2020) – As part of Florida A&M University’s examination of conference membership and June 4 announcement of its intention to move from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and join the Southwestern Athletic Conference effective for 2021-22, Collegiate Consulting completed a comprehensive conference benchmarking analysis to assist FAMU.  

Elements of the study included athletic and sports operating budget comparisons; administrative/coaching staffing & salaries; scholarship comparisons; sports sponsorship; travel analysis; competitiveness; institutional comparison and source of revenue analysis for the Atlantic Sun Conference, MEAC and SWAC.  It was projected the move from the MEAC to the SWAC would save FAMU approximately $400,000 in travel expenditures for its sports programs.

“In the past three months we have witnessed a significant increase in conference benchmarking projects and are thankful for the opportunity to work with FAMU, Kortne (Gosha) and his staff,” stated Russell Wright, Managing Director of Collegiate Consulting.

In the past 12 months, Collegiate Consulting has completed similar projects for North Carolina A&T, University of Maryland – Baltimore County; Merrimack College and Nova Southeastern.  Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate marketplace.  Collegiate Consulting was founded in 2005, and since its inception, has worked with more than 550 institutions.