The higher purpose of higher education.

Education is the foundation upon which our communities and our country are built. And if we are to become more innovative, more self-sufficient, more prosperous, more generous, higher education will lead the way. The objective for the industry: provide the next generation of students with the tools they need to solve the world’s most pressing problems. The challenge for each institution: how to make it happen.
BDO’s Higher Education practice serves public and private institutions across the country, from local colleges to universities with billion-dollar endowments, including those on U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100. We offer comprehensive assurance, tax, audit and advisory services to help higher education clients:
  • Develop strategic plans that support organizational transformation
  • Identify and guide expansion opportunities
  • Design integrated strategic budgeting processes
  • Identify opportunities to expand budget capacity
  • Select, implement and leverage new technologies
  • Enable advanced performance analytics
  • Enhance compensation and benefits
  • Identify federal, state and local tax exemptions
  • Audit/review infrastructure (technology and construction)
  • Streamline compliance programs for Sponsored Research 
Our goal is to help all institutions become financially strong, fully compliant and operationally efficient. Our dedicated professionals work closely and collaboratively with Senior Administrators, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Advancement, Enrollment, Student Services and other administrators at colleges and universities across the country, delivering strategies and solutions that are both powerful and practical – to help ensure that each institution can provide a world-class education to their students. Our collective future depends on it.