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Higher Education

  • Reversing first time enrollment and retention declines​
  • Re-imagining workflows and organizations in light of budget cuts​
  • Altering the institution’s culture to keep needed change alive
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Mindstream uses proven analysis and decision methodologies to help your school not just survive, but thrive, in a post-pandemic world.

  • Institutional Transformation

    Whether you have an urgent need to improve your financial position or a burning desire to reinvent your college or university to stay ahead of the competition, there are times when only a bold, comprehensive transformation program will do. We provide expertise in:

    • Strategic Planning
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Zero- based Redesign
    • Predictive Analytics
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  • Cost Transformation

    True cost transformation is about simplifying, refocusing, and strengthening your college or university so you can pursue growth and provide a better student experience. Our approach is both holistic and customizable, enabling you to cultivate a sustainable cost management culture:

    • Shared Services
    • Strategic Sourcing
    • Zero- based Budgeting
    • Predictive Analytics
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  • Academic Transformation

    Requires colleges and universities to make data-informed decisions. This data will drive decisions about which academic programs to invest in, and which instructional methods are most effective in driving student success. We help institutions use this data wisely through:

    • Academic Program Reviews
    • Market Research
    • Faculty Pay Plans
    • Predictive Analytics
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  • Admissions & Enrollment Transformation

    drives stable and sustained enrollments by understanding and meeting the needs of current and future students. We help increase enrollment and retention through services such as our:

    • Admissions & Enrollment Reviews
    • Process Improvement & Redesign
    • Market Research
    • Predictive Analytics
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The Mindstream Diagnostic

The pandemic has made budget development and planning difficult. We developed a unique diagnostic tool for you to use during this uncertain time. Take advantage of our latest research. Get a free diagnostic report tailored for your institution.

  • A Market Stress Test Score that tracks changes over time in these key market and financial components: your First year Market Price, 1st year to 2nd year Retention, 1st year Enrollment and the ratio of the Endowment to Operating Expenses. Each component derives from institutional data available from IPEDS.
  • A Comparison, which benchmarks your college or university against similar institutions based on IPEDS region and average first year enrollments
  • A Revenue Scenario generator that enables you to vary the key market and financial components.
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We know higher education

If you want consultants who could just as easily consult for defense, healthcare, energy, or transportation clients, please choose someone else. But if you want a firm not distracted by other industries, one with a laser focus on higher education, choose Mindstream.

We have helped other institutions like yours





Mindstream helped us address budget deficits and inefficiencies across our university. With the challenges of the pandemic, we are still in a tough place, as many universities are. But if we still had our budget deficits, it would be even worse. I am confident of our ability to move towards a financially sustainable place, as we are in the process of implementing Mindstream's recommendations and solutions across our campus.

Mike Hood, Vice President Finance and Administration/ CFO, LeTourneau University​

We faced the challenging task of finding ways to offer the same quality of service to students, faculty, and staff while trimming cost and redundancy. Joseph Garcia and his Mindstream team were invaluable in this venture and they provided expert guidance and service. Joseph became part of our team at ACU and I am grateful for his dedication and expertise.

Robert Rhodes, Ph.D., Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Abilene Christian University