Higher Education

Higher Education Expertise to Help Your School Keep Financially Stable and Plan For the Future.

Day in, day out you bring your commitment, innovation and heart to drive your school’s mission. But in an era of decreasing state support, aging campus infrastructure and changing student demographics, making a college or university thrive is no easy task. That’s why public and private colleges and universities nationwide are turning to BKD for the support they need.

Our goal is to help your institution be financially stable and compliant with regulatory standards, so you can take advantage of opportunities, meet student needs and prepare for what’s next. Our knowledgeable advisors work with schools of all shapes and sizes, offering audit, tax and consulting services, including financial sustainability support. Learn more about our offerings below and let us know how we can help shoulder the load.

Ready to submit a proposal request? Email us at highereducation@bkd.com.

Financial Services Symposiums

Annual Higher Education Outlook

The Higher Education survey series covers five key themes: leadership, external environment, labor costs, resources and facilities and capital.

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Audit, Accounting & Assurance

Financial analysis is more sophisticated than ever. BKD professionals can help you with your accounting and assurance needs. 

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Cybersecurity & IT Risk

Are your network security defenses strong enough to withstand a cyberattack? We can help remedy weaknesses in your systems or respond to a breach if you've already been hit by hackers.

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Enterprise Risk Management

A solid enterprise risk management framework can help your organization reduce risk, control costs and streamline reporting. BKD's consultants are on top of the latest trends and can help develop a strategy that works for you.

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Financial Sustainability Services

As the cost of providing education continues to rise while funding sources decline, many higher education institutions are exploring new business models for improved financial sustainability.

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Forensics, Investigation, Litigation

Our trusted advisors understand the role that consultants, damages experts and fraud investigators play in litigation. BKD has some of the leading experts in services like forensic accounting, digital forensics, Big Data & Analytics, litigation support and more! Learn about all of our services.

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BKD annually prepares thousands of tax returns for individuals, all types of businesses, trusts and tax-exempt entities. We also provide a variety of tax planning and consulting services.

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Uniform Guidance / Single Audit & HUD

Compliance auditing at BKD is often found in our not-for-profit and governmental practice or in our banking and real estate practices where U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversight is present. BKD is ranked as one of the largest providers of Single Audit services and our familiarity with those requirements make us a great fit for organizations requiring compliance.

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How can we help you?



We have 38 offices in 17 states, with trusted advisors who offer solutions for clients across the country.

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