colleges and universities

Establishing a Best Path Forward Toward Private University-Community Relations

March 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Establishing a Best Path Forward Toward Private University-Community Relations

Private universities now understand the positive shared successes interwoven between higher education institutions and their respective municipalities. Some would say the best answer to create shared prosperity lies in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)—voluntary contributions from tax-exempt private nonprofits, serving as alternatives to traditional property tax obligations. Most PILOTs are paid by private universities […]

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Economic Impact of AICU Mass

May 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Economic Impact of AICU Mass

Every institution of higher education has a case to make – to donors, alumni, students and their funders, prospective students and their guardians, and community members. ESI was commissioned by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICU Mass), representing 59 private, nonprofit institutions, to conduct an economic impact study of its   member […]

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In Service to Coalitions of Higher Education

May 5, 2023 / Comments Off on In Service to Coalitions of Higher Education

Coalitions of colleges and universities often find it helpful to speak as a group, expressing the multitude of benefits they provide to a community and region, both economically and socially. And each institution has a unique case to make- to donors, alumni, students and prospective students, community members, and funders. ESI’s team regularly helps these […]

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The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region

September 29, 2022 / Comments Off on The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region

Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and researched by Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region compares cell and gene therapy (CGT) hubs in five key categories: research infrastructure, human capital, innovation output, commercial activity, and value proposition, ranking Philadelphia as second overall […]

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Higher Education

Higher Education Diversity & Affordability–A Follow Up

January 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Higher Education Diversity & Affordability–A Follow Up

Earlier this year, we created the Higher Education Diversity Index Tool, which analyses a school’s average net price by the percentage of students who are white, non-hispanic. One follow-up question that arose after reviewing this small research project was: Affordability for whom? Using the same data, we decided to dive deeper into this exploration by […]

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Asking and Answering the Critical Questions Facing Higher Education Today

September 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Asking and Answering the Critical Questions Facing Higher Education Today

Econsult Solutions helps higher education institutions understand, quantify, and articulate their impact as part of their communications with a wide range of audiences. In the past six years alone, it has served over 60 institutions, of all sizes and types and communities. In late 2019, feeling the intensifying pressure facing higher education institutions, ESI began planning […]

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