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Webcast for Higher Education: Marginal Revenue Analysis – Evaluating Academic Efficiency

Marginal revenue analysis is key to evaluating academic efficiency at higher education institutions. Join our free one-hour webcast to learn why a marginal revenue analysis is conducted and how to use a cost accounting approach in preparing one. We’ll explain how marginal revenue is calculated and how it equips you for future self-completion. We’ll also discuss core examples so you can assess appropriate allocations, effective use, and productive investment of your school’s limited resources to make crucial decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the student net tuition revenue, faculty compensation costs, and the resultant contribution margin — essential components of the program analysis process critical to maintaining long-term financial sustainability
  • Determine financial contribution margins of academic colleges/departments, programs/majors and by course prefix, course level, general education core vs. non-core classes, section code, faculty rank, instructional methodology, location, etc.
  • Apply data-driven decision making for appropriate allocation, effective use, and productive investment of a higher education institution’s limited resources

This webcast has already occurred.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. EDT
Instructors: Tyler VanderVen, CapinCrouse and Jan Haas, CFO Colleague

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Please note that CPE credit is not available for recorded webcasts.


Additional Resources:

CapinCrouse 2019 Higher Education Tax Update

CapinCrouse 2019 Higher Education Tax Reporting Trends Project

CFO Colleague materials

Knowing What it Costs: The Importance of Marginal Revenue Analysis – Christian Academia

Enough ‘Do More With Less.’ It’s Time for Colleges to Find Actual Efficiencies – The Chronicle of Higher Education

University of Akron to cut almost 20% of degrees, degree tracks – Crain’s Cleveland Business

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