Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities are facing the daunting task of adapting to a rapidly changing educational environment, while continuing to achieve their critical operational objectives. Issues that complicate matters for both public and private institutions include demographic shifts, increased tuition discounts, historic endowment losses and heightened accountability expectations to participate in government programs. We understand the pivotal decisions that institutions must make to address these and future challenges, while also fulfilling their commitment to students and faculty.

We develop specialized solutions to the emerging issues our higher education clients face, such as financial projections and operations to board training, tax compliance, alternative investments and endowment valuation. Our professionals work with hundreds of colleges and universities nationally, building a deep understanding of how to help you overcome challenges and accomplish your mission and goals.

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University financial system integration spans technology services

A university utilized RSM’s diverse services to implement an integrated technology platform, increasing automation, capacity and efficiency.

  • April 20, 2015


Royalty review nets over $1 million in lost revenue for university

An investigation into licensing contracts nets over $1 million in underpaid royalties for a university and reveals new revenue streams.

  • February 12, 2014


QlikView improves productivity, data quality and decision making for EICC

Eastern Iowa Community College gains visibility into student, faculty and course information and on-demand data analysis with QlikView implementation.

  • April 14, 2014


Building fundraising campaigns from the ground up

From capital improvements to scholarships, fundraising is a critical component in building the future of an institution.

  • October 28, 2016


Evaluating your fundraising campaign risks

RSM security professionals discuss what controls can be implemented to help protect your institution - and donors.

  • October 28, 2016

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To discuss how our team can help your organization, contact us by phone 800.274.3978 or


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