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Alternative Revenues in Higher Education

Due to increasing costs and flat or decreasing tuition revenues, members are seeking any and all nontraditional revenue opportunities—and many have been successful. Colleges and universities across the country have found ways to meaningful supplemental core revenue. While not every idea is suitable for every institution, there are a host of strategies for business leaders to explore.

To help you identify additional revenue streams suitable to local culture and physical assets, we have catalogued 200 individual alternative revenue ideas in seven distinct categories:

  • New educational revenues
  • Academic entrepreneurship infrastructure
  • Branding, licensing, and affinity
  • Auxiliary services
  • Student fees
  • Campus operations
  • Facilities and real estate