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Using Data to Fuel Your Decisions & Further Your Mission

Higher education leaders are expected to address changing student demographics, drive efficiencies, and identify new programs to grow and maintain enrollment. You need better solutions to help create and sustain success in these critical areas.

BKD Financial Sustainability Services can help you evaluate financial contributions, make informed operational decisions, and better meet student demands and workplace needs.

How We Can Help You

  • View financial performance at a variety of levels, including college, program, department, course, and faculty
  • Evaluate demand and financial performance of academic programs
  • Review margin analysis dashboards and industry trends
  • Make data-informed decisions and communicate with the board and other leadership

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Financial & Scenario Modeling

Financial & Scenario Modeling is a dynamic, agile forecasting tool that helps higher ed leaders visualize the institution’s financial future based on tailored strategic scenarios:

  • Compare the financial forecasts and ratios of multiple initiatives and scenarios 
  • Stress test strategic decisions in real time 
  • Forecast multiple initiatives at the same time

Want to see financial and scenario modeling in action? Watch our next live demo!

Program Economic Analysis

Program Economic Analysis is an affordable, analytical solution that helps institutions evaluate the financial contribution of each student, section, course, department program, or campus:

  • Interactive Program Economic Analysis dashboards
  • Focus on programs (majors) economics/margin analysis
  • Review trends and forecasts for your programs
  • Assess the economics and financial performance

Want to see Program Economic Analysis in action? Watch our next live demo!

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Financial Health Assessment

BKD can provide a detailed assessment and financial report card with key metrics your leadership team can monitor moving forward. This assessment may include:

  • Historical trends
  • Ratio analysis
  • Benchmarking operating expenses, department costs, and revenue streams
  • Tuition revenue analysis
  • Athletic return on investment and benchmarking
  • And more!


BKDpulse™ houses data from existing market tools in one convenient location. This dashboard suite has tools to help you understand your market landscape and referral patterns, perform geographic needs assessments, and identify opportunities for quality enhancement.

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Customized Consulting

BKD can provide customized consulting to assist academic and administrative leaders in making sound operational and strategic decisions.

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Want to learn more? Fill out the form below and our BKD Trusted Advisors™ will contact you. You also can contact us directly at HigherEducation@bkd.com.


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