Prepare Your Institution for the Future

Strategic Advisory Services


College and university leaders face an unprecedented combination of pressures, with shrinking revenue streams, enormous competition for enrollment, and ongoing pursuits for equity and justice.


EAB’s Strategic Advisory Services provide higher ed leadership teams the data, insight, and advice required to make better decisions about their institution’s future and implement change with confidence.


Over 2,100 colleges and universities across the globe turn to EAB for support with their strategic initiatives. 95% of provosts say EAB improves their strategic decisions, and 90% of CBOs see financial value from the EAB partnership.

Research and Expert Advice

Stay ahead of change with expert guidance on your most critical priorities

Make progress on long-term strategic initiatives while staying responsive to rapid shifts in the landscape with research and advisory support from EAB. We provide leadership teams with expert guidance as well as hands-on support to accelerate meaningful change. Our dynamic research agenda means our priorities and services adapt as yours do, to always align to your most pressing challenges.

• Enrollment Strategy
• Program and Portfolio Management

• Administrative and Academic Efficiency
• Financial Planning and Budget Models

• Student Equity and Belongingness
• Institutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

• Persistence and Graduation
• Mental Health and Well-Being
• Career Outcomes

Gain access to the latest insights from EAB’s Transformation Agenda research, including:

Blueprint For Growth

Boost enrollment and net tuition revenue amidst a shifting landscape.


Strengthen financial outlook and invest in the future.

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Develop holistic responses to systemic inequities.


Navigate shifts in student and industry needs and preferences.


Stakeholder Education

Align leaders across campus with customized workshops and consultations

Addressing your institution’s greatest challenges requires getting all campus leaders on the same page about what the priorities are. Our experts will guide your teams through a series of tailored workshops to drive collaboration across your cabinet and create a shared language to set strategy and make decisions.


Each workshop customized for your institution’s priorities and key audiences

Unmetered access

Access the full range of EAB’s expert workshops; no add-ons required

Third-Party Perspective

Our expert, objective facilitators will help build consensus across campus

Strategic Planning Support

Enhance your planning process with data and forecasting tools

Confidently make decisions about your institution’s future with our technology planning tools and data-driven, expert-facilitated strategy retreats. Navigate strategic pivots with in-depth research calls and customizable playbooks from our team.

Guide decisions with the latest enrollment, population, and labor market projections

Benefit from EAB’s proprietary analyses and dashboards

Compare and track progress against peer institutions


Implementation Support

Make progress on key initiatives with hands-on implementation support

Accelerate implementation of new initiatives with in-depth guidance, toolkits, and customized audits from our team.  Join likeminded peer institutions to tackle implementation hurdles and drive accountability through our multi-month, programmatic implementation collaboratives.

Accelerate Implementation

Reduce the time to impact with tailored support from EAB

Reduce Complexity

Our guidance and toolkits take the guesswork out of complex projects

Drive Accountability

Share best practices and drive accountability with implementation collaboratives

Networking and Professional Development

Harness the perspective of a global network

We bring together the experience, knowledge, and perspective of higher ed experts, administrators, practitioners as well as out-of-industry leaders from across the globe, to deliver you the best ideas to take back to your institution.

EAB hosts dozens of virtual and in-person meetings across the year to share the latest research, facilitate idea sharing with peers, and provide just-in-time intelligence on emerging topics.

Exclusive networking opportunities for education leaders stepping into new roles to hear from EAB’s experts and share their priorities, challenges, and lessons learned.

Convenings with out-of-sector industry partners to inspire innovation and future strategy for senior higher education leaders


Work with experts dedicated to your success

Each of our partners works with a dedicated strategic lead who learns your organization and culture to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our higher ed experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

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Results our partners have seen

Using Data-Informed Research to Transform a University

Download the case study to learn how Lawrence Technological University, a small private technical university, partnered with EAB to improve campus recruitment, retention, and decision-making.


of provosts say EAB improves the quality of their strategic decisions


of CBOs see financial value


presidents, provosts, CBOs, and other leaders attend our executive summits every year

Let us help you reach your goals


Lisa Kujawa, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Outreach

“Prior to our partnership, we hired pricey, one-time consultants. The difference with EAB is that it’s an integrated, lasting relationship. Now, whenever our board makes a strategic decision, we always talk to EAB. It’s truly a testament—they are totally on board.”

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