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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

  • Council of Independent Colleges 2015 Presidents Institute

    A New Era for Strategic Planning

    David Strauss joins presidents Teresa Amott and Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran for panel discussion at the CIC Presidents Institute, January 4-7 in San Diego, California.

  • TABS Annual Conference 2014

    A&S to present educational session at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Annual Conference—Making Value the Driver of Strategy and Marketing: A Case Study

  • Improving Accessibility Through Simplifying Financial Aid

    There has been a lot of debate around the direction public institutions should take to keep college affordable for middle and low SES populations. Given the current state of funding for public institutions, however, maybe we’re asking the wrong questions. Instead of forcing these institutions to adopt increasingly untenable models in the face of sustained state disinvestment, perhaps we should focus on making Net Price Calculators and the financial aid process itself more simple and accessible for low-income students. Many then, middle-and-low SES applicants might discover that in a surprising number of cases, private institutions will be more affordable than publics.

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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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