Edvantic’s mission is to make high-quality education more affordable and reliable across the globe. We have a vast network of education institutions, credentialing bodies, training organizations and public and private partnerships that help make this a reality. This network continues to grow every day so we can bring new and better ideas, programs and frameworks to fruition. As such, our capabilities in education management are the cornerstone of not just our success, but the success of our clients and their stakeholders as well.

The challenges that colleges, universities, and professional schools face rarely fit neatly into one department. Each institution is an intricate ecosystem, and our services are set up to intersect and tie together key areas of this ecosystem to improve the overall effectiveness of the institution. Each of our services can be delivered at a school, campus, or system level and offer implementation services. We are dedicated to working alongside our clients throughout the process; from the diagnosis of a challenge to the delivery of results.

Educational institutions are always under the microscope of public opinion. They are criticized for graduates lacking relevance in a dynamic and highly competitive job market, for the rising cost of a degree and burdensome student debt, and for being slow to change and adopt new approaches and technologies in education. We enable institutions to respond to these challenges by helping them develop a clear and evidence-based strategic plan that is aligned with their mission and market position so that they can achieve their short-term goals while ensuring long-term sustainability.

WE WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
  • Comprehensive Strategic & Academic Planning
  • Market Research & Competitive Analysis
  • Rankings Assessment & Strategy
  • Organizational & Operational Transformation
  • Academic Portfolio Strategy
  • Online Strategy
  • Technology Services

Financial Sustainability

Many higher education institutions’ financial models are failing – private institutions are overly dependent on tuition revenues and public institutions are suffering from a steady decrease in funding. Edvantic provides critical insights into financial health and market factors that can help stabilize financially-stressed institutions and formulate a plan for how resources should be invested in the future.

WE WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
  • Financial Sustainability Analysis
    • Revenue Optimization & Net Tuition Revenue Modeling
    • Tuition Pricing & Structural Alternatives
    • Cost Analysis & Management
  • Budgeting Methodology Assessment & Strategy
  • Institutional Resource Assessment & Strategy

Enrollment Strategy

Admissions teams are struggling to adapt to demographic shifts, social media and new technologies, student and employer expectations, and parental involvement. In this dynamic context, schools must develop and quickly adjust to a higher education enrollment strategy that is tailored to their target populations.

Edvantic’s team of enrollment specialists helps colleges and universities identify gaps in their enrollment funnel and implement new and best practice strategies so that they can exceed enrollment growth. Here are several ways we do that.

WE WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
  • Operational and strategic review of enrollment functions
  • Market research and segmentation
  • Competitive analysis
  • Yield analysis and scholarship strategy
  • Comprehensive recruitment planning
  • Organizational and operational design of enrollment functions
  • Rankings assessment and strategy: impact assessment, improvement and investment strategy, and reporting audits

Technology Services

Technological innovation is transforming daily operations at colleges and universities across all functional areas including enrollment, academics, student affairs, facilities, and finance and administration. New solutions hit the market every week and many, including those designed for higher education, require customization to accommodate each institution’s specific needs.

Technology can have a huge impact on your efficiency and your results, but only if it is integrated with a thorough understanding of your processes, policies, and the needs of your people.

WE WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Strategy
  • Technology design and readiness
  • RFP creation, vendor assessment, negotiation support and contract management
  • Enrollment and student services enhancement and integration with CRM systems
Audit and Assessment
  • Department/function process assessment and redesign
  • Technology audit for function & efficiency
Implementation
  • New CRM technology implementation
  • Existing CRM technology optimization
Communications
  • Communication strategy development and communication flow planning
  • Incorporating texting and other modes of communication
Training & Coaching
  • Staff training and accountability related to the use of CRM and other technologies
  • Coaching new CRM administrators in technology, leadership and higher education dynamics
  • Implementation of recruiting best practices
Enhancements
  • Enhancements and customizations of existing CRM technologies
  • CRM workflow automation and report development

Academic Portfolio Strategy

The education landscape is changing. The “be everything to everyone” strategy is not sustainable for most institutions. To thrive in this new context, schools must reevaluate the composition of their academic portfolios and ask themselves the following questions:

  • What has built (and will build) your brand?
  • What is core to your mission?
  • What will drive revenues?
  • What should be pruned or transitioned out?
  • What existing assets and common curricular elements enhance the value of this offering?
WE WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
  • Market research and segmentation
  • Competitive analysis
  • Rankings assessment and strategy
    • Rankings impact assessment
    • Rankings improvement and investment strategy
    • Rankings reporting audits
  • Strategic option assessment and financial modeling
  • Organizational and operational master planning
  • Business plan creation and financial sustainability analysis for accreditation support

Online Strategy

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the delivery method in education has been disrupted significantly. There is an increasing demand for educational technology and online learning systems that enable schools to engage students across a broader geographic area and place less demand on physical space, and to scale – providing education to more for less. Asynchronous vs. synchronous? Fully online vs. hybrid? Outsource vs. build? Every institution should have a comprehensive online strategy that answers these questions and caters to the specific needs of its various schools, programs, and course offerings.

WE WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
  • Market research and segmentation
  • Competitive analysis
  • Business plan creation and financial sustainability analysis for accreditation support
  • Outsourcing strategy and assessment
  • RFP creation, vendor assessment, negotiation support, and contract management for online program management vendors