Higher Education

Balancing the Business of Higher Education With Your Mission

Institutions of higher education continue to face significant operational challenges, including:

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

With more than 25 years of industry specialization, Crowe Horwath LLP professionals understand these unique challenges. Our higher education specialists work with more than 170 higher education institutions and community colleges across the country, and are distinguished by their appointments to the committees of leading national standard-setting bodies and regulators.

Our extensive experience can help identify your institution’s specific needs. This analysis serves as the foundation for delivering solutions focused on financial compliance and internal control issues. Our services include:

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NACUBO Distance Learning Studio Sponsor

As one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States, Crowe serves more than 150 four-year degree institutions, community colleges, and seminaries across the country. With more than 25 years of industry specialization, we understand the unique challenges educational institutions face and recognized for our industry thought leadership and technology systems. As a NACUBO Distance Learning Studio Sponsor, Crowe supports the NACUBO Mission to "define excellence in higher education business and financial management."

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Cynthia A. Pierce


Partner, Higher Education/Not-for-Profit
Services Leader