Cost Containment, Savings, and Efficiencies in Higher Education

As pressure mounts to invest more in non-academic initiatives like new campus facilities and athletic programs, budgets continue to shrink. As a result, higher education administrators are seeking out opportunities for cost containment, savings, and efficiencies. However, any cost cuts must preserve or enhance institutional quality to maintain the institution’s reputation and prestige.

This research brief helps administrators navigate this balancing act by outlining key strategies for reducing academic programming and non-academic costs.

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Cut Costs In A Strategic Manner

In the face of decreasing enrollment revenue streams from tuition, institutions may want to consider ways of lowering the cost per student within academic programs themselves. Potential cost reduction strategies include: adjust class sizes and instructor hiring, consolidate low-growth programs, and streamline course content.

Download this brief to learn key strategies for reducing academic programming and non-academic costs.

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