Marginal Revenue Analysis

Prioritize the programs that set you apart

Think fast: Which academic programs are most advantageous to your institution? If you can’t answer that question, it’s all but impossible to make strategic investments in the future flagships that will differentiate your school. So how do you decide which programs to cultivate and which to curtail? Whether you need to vet a new initiative or assess those already in place, we can show you how to evaluate the costs and potential long-term ROI of your academic programs using data you already have.

We can help you…

  • Identify how well academic departments are contributing, both by percentage of net student revenue and total dollars contributed

  • Outline actionable steps to improve the rate of contribution for programs that lag behind expectations

  • Strategically reallocate resources to invest in your most profitable programs

  • Evaluate new program proposals through an objective lens that allows you to make recommendations based on data, not hype

Find out what the numbers say.

See what our colleagues have to say

[CFO Colleague’s] expertise in financial modeling and analysis provided the building blocks for the development of systems we used to evaluate the costs and potential long-term ROI of new and existing educational programs. This process supported a variety of program-level adjustments that, in turn, improved academic efficiency and strengthened operational performance while materially improving our overall surplus. I highly recommend [their] work..

– Dr. Frank Scotti, CFO, Hope International University (CA)

How we work

Engagements typically last about two days and require a handful of data from you. In our work together, we’ll show you how to use this evaluation tool to better understand revenue and cost behaviors of programs. We’ll also teach you how to keep it updated, so you can independently perform your own best-in-class analyses for years to come. In other words, the cost of continuation is essentially free.