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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

  • A Primer for the 2014 College Board Forum

    As a firm, we have been committed to a few core ideas consistently over the years. You have might have read on this very blognumerous times – that institutions must cultivate differentiated programs to compete in the marketplace. You might also have read from us that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to pricing and tuition, and that successful pricing strategies often depend on a thorough understanding of an individual institution’s market position and value proposition. And although we have made the following point less often, we continually urge institutions to provide easily accessible and simple information on cost and financial aid to prospective students, especially those from low-income backgrounds.

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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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