Higher Education Consulting Firm

Financial Sustainability Services

Use Your Academic Program Data to Power Your Long-Term Strategies

Higher education leaders face consistent pressure to address changing student demographics, drive efficiencies and identify new programs to grow and maintain enrollment. These challenges are leading colleges and universities to review their academic portfolios, streamline operations and redesign economic models and forecasting methods. Due to resource and technology constraints, however, many leaders aren’t using their school’s data to guide their decisions and long-term strategies. You need a better solution to help with these critical decisions and discussions. You need BKD Financial Sustainability Services.

Our Higher Education Consulting solutions include Program Economic Analysis, an affordable solution that helps institutions evaluate the demand and financial performance of their academic programs, as well as Academic Portfolio Review, a review of all your current and potential new programs, allowing you to decide which programs to start, stop, sustain or grow. Review the following tabs to learn more, or contact us at

How BKD Can Help

Financial Sustainability Services Overview

As institutions continually look for ways to drive efficiencies and grow enrollment, using academic program data is more important than ever. BKD's financial sustainability solutions can help you review financial performance of your current academic programs and evaluate potential new programs.

Program Economic Analysis

Program Economic Analysis is an affordable solution that helps institutions evaluate the demand and financial performance of their academic programs. In an easy-to-navigate platform, you can view the institution’s financial performance at a variety of levels, including college, program, department, course and faculty. In addition to our margin analysis dashboards, we include details on program demand, tuition discounts, trends and more. Contact us at for a private demonstration.

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Academic Portfolio Review

Every year, strategic higher education leaders decide which programs to start, stop, sustain and grow. However, it’s not easy to decide where to invest or sunset. Improving an institution’s portfolio requires a review of all current and potential new programs. BKD combines rigorous data analysis, experienced advisors and a facilitated process to help improve and accelerate the evaluation of current and potential programs. Contact us at to learn more.

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Case Studies: How Universities Are Using Program Economic Analysis

Read how Program Economic Analysis gave universities the insight they needed to make some big changes.

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