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    A&S gave us sound advice on a range of positioning challenges, involving our key external constituencies. They were a solid partner, effectively working with us and presenting to our board.

    Evan Caminker, Dean, University of Michigan Law School

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    A&S's research and recommendations helped our school community coalesce around strategic initiatives that became top-drawer admissions and fundraising initiatives.

    Mary Moss, Former Assoc. Head, Institutional Development, Saint. Mary's School

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    I don’t think I would have been able to drive change without the solid market research A&S provided. A&S really helped us hone in on the major issue we had to address as an institution.

    Robert Wyatt, President, Coker College

Art & Science Group is the preeminent consulting firm providing market-informed strategy to higher education, independent schools, and the non-profit sector. Our work guides and advances clients’ strategic interests and critical investments.

The A&S Approach

How we address our clients’ challenges in four critical areas

  • Use Non-Official Data Aggregators at your Own Peril

    It started innocuously enough: we wanted to compile data on net prices at flagship public institutions and compare them to the top rated private college in their respective states. But since IPEDS only tracks net price data for in-state students receiving Title IV aid, we needed information on the total number of in-state students receiving aid in order to conduct accurate comparisons on the affordability of these institutions. IPEDS doesn’t provide these data, but several non-official information aggregation sites do. We looked at two of these sites, collegedata.com and collegefactual.com.

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  • Influence of US News and Other College Rankings

    Among the major findings from the latest issue of studentPOLLfocused on the influence of the national rankings on college choicetwo-thirds of students surveyed reported that US News and other college rankings influenced their college application decisions.

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