Public Colleges and Universities

Improve business processes so you can build a long legacy of excellence in education.

Actionable insight for higher education

Balance providing exceptional experiences for your students with sound financial and operational principles by working with experienced professionals who understand higher education.

We’re committed to addressing what matters most to you:

  • Meeting increasing costs, such as health care, aging buildings, and technology upgrades
  • Adapting to declining enrollment
  • Governance
  • Protecting against threats to data, privacy, and system security
  • Complying with financial reporting and regulatory requirements
  • Monitoring and mitigating risks
  • Preparing for succession of key personnel
  • Successfully competing for revenue 

Experience our client-focused approach

CLA understands the challenges facing public colleges and universities because we’ve been serving higher education for more than 50 years. Our CPAs and consultants are active members of national, state, and regional industry associations, including the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). 
Our professionals are nationally known for their insight and analysis of higher education issues, and frequently provide training to other higher education professionals and CPAs. Whether you are a local community college or public university, a close relationship with our objective advisors provides more than reports and numbers. We know you and your industry, so you benefit from deep understanding and clear insight. 

Services for public colleges and universities

Experience the CLA Promise