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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

  • Influential higher education prospective student survey to partner with ACT


    StudentPOLL, a highly-regarded research newsletter from Art & Science Group, LLC will return this Spring through a new collaboration with the ACT. First published in 1995, studentPOLL surveys college-bound high school students on major issues that influence their college application and enrollment decisions. This affiliation will mark the first time in the 20 year history of StudentPOLL that the research will be based on a sample from ACT’s database of test-takers.

  • Putting the Substance (and Enjoyment) Back in Strategic Planning

    “I hate strategic planning.”

    “Every school strategic plan looks the same.”

    “Ugh. . . it’s time to launch our five-year strategic planning process next year and I’m dreading it.”

    We hear some variation on this theme all the time. Why do so many school leaders dread strategic planning? Perhaps because the process can be all consuming with minimal substance? Or is it because, in their quest for best practices and benchmarking, schools have become susceptible to a cookie-cutter and uninspired approach?

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