Helping Higher Education
Colleges and universities face a number of challenges in today’s environment, including combating declining enrollment and increased competition with trade opportunities. In the higher education industry, the demand for graduate courses is expected to increase as individuals return to school when the labor market is weak. As a result of COVID-19, institutions will need to implement online education programs to keep costs low and meet the needs of an entirely different population. Additionally, budget shortfalls and enrollment issues have many institutions considering collaborations, mergers, and affiliations.
The Hill Group works with our higher education clients to consider their strongest path forward and prepare for a successful future.
The Hill Group helps our higher education clients navigate through today’s complex environment while providing the tools they need to proactively plan for the challenges of tomorrow. Whether your needs include strategy development, strategic planning, or help discussing a merger or affiliation, we’re here to help. The Hill Group offers a variety of services to help your institution with its needs, both immediately and long-term.
Increased demand for innovation in the delivery of programs and services has forced institutions of higher education to balance their delivery methods with declining revenue streams. The Hill Group can help you assess your practices, offer turnaround assistance, implement an enrollment management plan, and align spending with strategic priorities to stretch your budget without compromising education.
Institutions of higher education need accurate, timely information to make assessments because data-driven decisions are necessary for success. The Hill Group can assess your practices in a number of areas, identify issues, and recommend corrective action plans to ensure long-term success.
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Related Case Studies
The University and its Alumni Association engaged The Hill Group to evaluate its position within the market environment, determine the desired state of the Alumni Association, assess other organizations to identify areas for internal improvement, and develop a strategy that will provide a roadmap for three to five years.
The Hill Group was engaged to aid the The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and related system in responding to a legislative mandate requiring the identification of efficiencies within the system for reinvestment into areas that will improve student outcomes.
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) was looking to enhance southwestern Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness by identifying potential high-growth industries and related emerging workforce needs.
Manchester Bidwell was in a position to enhance the capacity and sustainability of the organization. Hill Group Consultants, with support from The Heinz Endowments, completed a three-phase project, including an organizational capacity review, strategic planning process, and business planning process.
Our client, a mid-sized university with over 5,000 students, was searching for answers on the feasibility of a potential esports program at their institution and a plan for program implementation.
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. ECSU was in need of a strategic plan that captured the unique value proposition of the University, while also creating buy-in across campus and within the community.
Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania engaged The Hill Group to facilitate its strategic planning process from 2016 to 2017 with ongoing advice and counsel through 2018.