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Balancing the Business of Higher Education With Your Educational Mission

In light of the economic downturn, and in spite of the benefits yielded from the economic stimulus plan, institutions of higher education continue to face significant operational challenges, including:

  • Reduced endowment spending draws and the impact on scholarships;
  • Increasing competition for qualified students;
  • Increasing institutional operating expenses;
  • Meeting debt covenant compliance requirements; and
  • Compliance with Department of Education composite scoring.


With more than 25 years of industry specialization, Crowe Horwath LLP professionals understand the unique challenges educational institutions face and are recognized for their industry thought leadership. Our extensive experience can help identify your institution’s specific needs, which serves as the foundation for delivering solutions focused on financial compliance and internal control issues.

As a proud National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Corporate Circle Sponsor, Crowe works with NACUBO in support of its mission to “Advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions.”

Our higher education professionals work with more than 100 four-year degree institutions, community colleges, and seminaries across the country and are recognized for their thought leadership. Download an overview of our higher education client list and office locations.

Learn more about our range of services and solutions. We can provide a full complement of audit, tax, risk, advisory, and performance services.

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Cynthia A. Pierce
Higher Education/Not-for-Profit
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+1 312 899 7019
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