Higher Education

University of the District of Columbia

The Economic and Catalytic Impact of the University of the District of Columbia

October 29, 2020 / Comments Off on The Economic and Catalytic Impact of the University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is a public, land-grant, emerging research university in Washington, DC (DC) that focuses on education as a tool for equity and a pathway to the middle class. Looking to quantify its economic and catalytic impact on the local community, UDC retained Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) to evaluate […]

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ESI’s Webinar Series on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Industry

May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on ESI’s Webinar Series on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Industry

In late April, Econsult Solutions Inc. hosted a webinar series on critical issues facing the higher education sector. When these five sessions were first conceived and scheduled, of course no one could have predicted that a global pandemic would bring travel and economy to a halt, disrupt all social and commercial activity, and leave every […]

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The Vital Role of Research Universities in Solving Humanity’s Worst Public Health Crises

April 6, 2020 / Comments Off on The Vital Role of Research Universities in Solving Humanity’s Worst Public Health Crises

It’s official: we are living in unprecedented times. Not since the Great Bubonic Plague 650 years ago has a public health crisis affected such a large proportion of the world’s population in such an intense way. Many of us are deep enough into this new normal that we’ve literally gone through all five stages of […]

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COVID-19 Implications for Higher Education

March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 Implications for Higher Education

Think back to your most vivid memories of college. (For some of us, “back” is a lot of years ago.) Tailgating before the big game and rushing the field after a big upset. Frat parties or small group Bible studies (or, for some of us, both!). 9:00am lecture hall and late-night study sessions, ugh. And of course, graduation. We […]

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Year in Review 2019

December 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Year in Review 2019

It has been a busy year for Econsult Solutions. We are grateful for our staff, senior advisors, and project partners who have made 2019 one of our best. This edition of ESI’s Present Value features a review of the highlights in the firm’s following practice areas: Economic Development, Higher Education, Transportation, Public Policy and Finance, […]

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New England Colleges and Universities are Facing a Diversity Problem. Here’s why it Matters.

December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on New England Colleges and Universities are Facing a Diversity Problem. Here’s why it Matters.

When it comes to regions of the United States known for higher education, few others compare to the quality and quantity of New England’s network of colleges and universities. Metro Boston alone is home to 52 institutions for higher education, including Harvard University, the nation’s oldest, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of […]

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