Higher Education

  1. Cecilia Angat

    Cecilia Angat

    CPA

    Partner

  2. David Capitano

    David Capitano

    CPA

    Partner

  3. John W. Compton, Jr.

    John W. Compton Jr.

    CPA, CGFM

    Partner

  4. Mike Cullen

    Mike Cullen

    CISA, CISSP, CIPP/US

    Principal

  5. Ashley Deihr

    Ashley Deihr

    CPA, CIA, CFE

    Partner

  6. Nicki Donlon

    Nicki Donlon

    CPA

    Partner

  7. Ryan L. Engelstad

    Ryan Engelstad

    CPA

    Partner

  8. Paul Frantz

    Paul Frantz

    CPA

    Partner

  9. Matthew Kalil

    Matthew Kalil

    CPA, MBA

    Partner

  10. Jeff Krull

    Jeff Krull

    CPA, CISA

    Partner

  11. Ellen Labita

    Ellen Labita

    CPA

    Partner

  12. Adrienne Larmett

    CRA, MBA

    Principal

  13. Ryan Lay

    Ryan J. Lay

    CPA

    Partner

  14. Kimberly Macedo

    Kimberly Macedo

    CIA, PMP

    Director

  15. susan maloney

    Susan Maloney

    CPA

    Firm Director

  16. Rebekah Martin

    Rebekah Martin

    CPA

    Partner

  17. Larry Mohr

    Larry Mohr

    CPA, MBT

    Partner

  18. Corey Parker

    Corey Parker

    CIA

    Director

  19. Christine M. Smith

    Christine M. Smith

    Managing Director

  20. Cassandra Walsh

    Cassandra Walsh

    CPA

    Partner

At a glance

Community college students walking and talking in between classes

Higher education leaders turn to Baker Tilly to enhance student and institutional success. Our client experience spans from effective risk management and innovative strategies to compliant fiscal reporting and operational controls.

Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to improve student engagement and outcomes while meeting demands for greater transparency and affordability. More than ever, stakeholders are exploring challenging questions on topics including academic and admissions integrity, enrollment management, cybersecurity and student wellness.

This ever-changing environment presents unique opportunities for (and expectations that) institutions transform in new and bold ways, such as adopting advanced data analytics and strategic human capital management. To be successful, institutions must harness the force of an integrated, courageous navigator who can collaborate with leaders across all functions and levels to drive holistic solutions from an institution-wide perspective.

Let's embark on this journey together.
We have a responsibility to our schools and the public to make well-informed educated decisions. It is important that our advisors are meticulous in what they do, proactive in the way they do it and possess a high level of knowledge in the higher education industry. Baker Tilly is one such firm.
Audit Committee Chair, large state system
Higher Ed Advisor a Baker Tilly podcast

Higher Ed Advisor: A Baker Tilly Podcast

Higher Ed Advisor is Baker Tilly's podcast delivering relevant and authentic insights for college, university and research institution leaders, including series on fiscal resiliency, risk, collegiate athletics and esports, health and wellness and data analytics.

We guide you on:

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As a forward-looking, collaborative and consultative ally, our unique insights derive from a specialized focus on higher education clients and issues. Our dedicated Value Architects™ give you access to the industry’s most strategic thinking to bring transformative guidance and impactful solutions required to nimbly manage matters related to:

Fiscal resiliency
Collegiate athletics and esports
  • Athletic department and program analysis
  • Esports department and program assessments and governance
  • Name, image and likeness (NIL) compliance and regulatory oversight
  • NCAA agreed-upon procedures
  • NCAA compliance (and other regulatory compliance)
  • Policies and procedures
  • Recruiting strategies
  • Scholarship management
Risk advisory and internal audit
Accounting and assurance

Recognizing that all higher education and research institutions must balance numerous priorities with finite resources, we design tailored, solutions-driven strategies and approach every situation with practicality so you can progress your institutional mission.

Growth by the numbers

270+

private institutions

140+

public institutions

18

state systems

125+

research institutions, including 55 institutions classified as highest research activity*

10 of the top 15

highest recipients of federal funding**

120+

religious institutions

50+

liberal arts institutions

Data Analytics Solution for Higher Education (DASH)

Data Analytics Solution for Higher Education (DASH)

Drive powerful, strategic and transformational decision-making across your institution with DASH.

Among my various legacy contributions to this place over 20 years, I rank bringing on Baker Tilly to assist us near the top of the list.
(Former) General Counsel, Ivy League institution
They have been very client focused, they know their respective technical areas and treat us as an important client. Both management and the audit committee recognize the enhanced technical and service quality we have received from Baker Tilly.
Audit Committee Chair, large private institution