K-12 and Higher Education

The ever-changing demographic, fiscal, and legislative landscape continually challenges educators from K-12 to colleges and universities. Complicating matters is that every situation is unique; there are no easy answers or one-size-fits-all solutions.

Our team has the experience and expertise to provide credible and independent analysis to help plan for change and communicate economic value. We combine rigorous demographic and market research with credible policy and financial analyses to assess each client’s challenges. We consider local concerns, community feedback, and resource availability to provide recommendations that can be implemented with confidence.

Higher Ed Services

  • Economic Impact and Alumni Earnings
    The economic contributions of a college or university are often unique to a local area or a state. If a particular institution did not exist, a region might lose jobs, personal income, tax revenue, and GDP. An institution’s alumni are a large part of this impact. We provide customized and conservative analyses that quantifies the economic impact of a higher education institution and its alumni. We take care to only include economic activity that is due solely to the institution’s operations.
  • Benchmarking Metrics
    One of the major contributions of colleges and universities is educating and training a state’s future workforce. We can help communicate an institution's contributions to a region through customized metrics and comparisons highlighting where an institution is competitive. We also use metrics to compare an institution to its peers locally and nationally, as well as track their own performance over time. These metrics include but are not limited to: productivity and efficiency metrics, access and affordability metrics, and economic development-related metrics.
  • Policy and Fiscal Analyses
    With a renewed focus on the value of higher education, many states are revamping public policies that govern both public and private higher education institutions. Our team provides in-depth analyses of proposed policy changes and their fiscal implications. We also offer strategic advice for organizations seeking to advocate for or react appropriately to new policies and regulations.
  • Real Estate Market Studies
    TDevelopers and property owners, including colleges and universities, rely on AEG market studies and development strategies when identifying reuse opportunities, assessing project feasibility, and determining economic and fiscal impacts.
  • Custom Mapping and GIS
    Our GIS software can be used to create custom maps to display your location and economic impact area, alumni and employee locations with an emphasis on legislative districts, and other trends that you need to illustrate with geographic components.
  • Speaking Engagements and Presentations
    Our policy and economic experts are available to speak at public events and other forums, as well as testify before state legislators.

K-12 Services

  • Demographics and Enrollment Projections
    We provide detailed demographic and economic data for school service areas, school districts, and other uniquely-defined territories. Our customized models provide the insight you need to make informed decisions and investments.
  • Benchmarking Metrics
    We have over 10 years of experience with education benchmarking analyses. Our detailed benchmarking and performance analyses employ methods pioneered by our experts. Past reports include publications for the state of Michigan as well as comparative analysis accross the United States.
  • Service Area Assessments
    Our network planning expertise and Geographic Information System (GIS) software is used to analyze student locations, school proximity, and travel network accessibility, and to optimize building assignments.
  • Policy and Fiscal Analyses
    Our team provides in-depth analyses of proposed policy changes and their fiscal implications. We offer strategic advice for organizations seeking to advocate for or react appropriately to new policies and regulations.
  • Real Estate Market Studies
    Developers and property owners, including school districts, rely on AEG market studies and development strategies when identifying reuse opportunities, assessing project feasibility, and determining economic and fiscal impacts.
  • Strategic Planning
    Organizations advance and improve in deliberate fashion, not by happenstance. Our team provides the research, strategy development, and leadership required for successful strategic planning.
  • Custom Mapping and GIS
    Our GIS software can be used to create custom maps to display your facility locations, enrollment by neighborhood, shifts in school-aged populations over time, and other trends that you need to illustrate.
  • Speaking Engagements and Presentations
    Our policy and economic experts are available to speak at board meetings, public events, and other forums.

AEG consultants understand the challenges facing educators. Please see “featured work” on the right side of the screen for specific examples of our work in this field.