Institutional Prosperity Within Reach

Long-term, mission-critical operating partner of colleges and universities

Revenue Growth

Imagine revenue that exceeds expenses


Imagine technology being a catalyst for the whole institution

Operational Effectiveness

Imagine systems that are fast and easy to use

Capital Strategy

Imagine a capital strategy matching the needs of your strategic plan

$ 50 B

System Budget


We have established a market-leading platform of transformative business model solutions

AdventHealth University, Anderson University, Andrews University, Bay Path University, Cornish College of the Arts, Greensboro College, Hilbert College, Misericordia University, Pacific Union College, Regis College, Reinhardt University, Southern Adventist University, St. Ambrose University, St. Norbert College, Tiffin University, Union Adventist University, University of Olivet, Ursuline College, Walla Walla University, and Washington Adventist University 

Core partners with institutions to create comprehensive pathways to prosperity. We help presidents and boards address prosperity through a lens of abundance rather than scarcity or deficiency. We engage collaboratively with presidents, board leadership, and campus executives to identify a unique pathway to success and then begin work alongside them to execute on the required initiatives.

Pathways to success may include multiple major initiatives: revenue growth and diversification, technology efficiency, operating effectiveness, and new capital strategies. Core has an operating team on staff for every functional area of an institution, and we use these resources across departments to innovate, solve problems, and deliver results.

As an operating partner, Core deploys our people and solution resources into the day-to-day operations of our partner institutions. We become part of your team and actively manage and execute with you on operational objectives.

With Core as an operating partner, we can accomplish more together compared to a "do-it-yourself" implementation model. Far too many institutions have developed strategic plans without the depth of resources to successfully implement their objectives. The same paradigm applies to launching new initiatives with an inadequate financial reinvestment model or implementation shortfalls. Partnering with Core does not change who you are, but what you can accomplish as an institution.

We are a mission-driven company that is dedicated to transforming nonprofit colleges and universities.  As a public benefit corporation, we are bound to serving this mission for the public good. 

Boards are at their best when they are strategically focused on their institution’s future, aiming for goals that are big enough to achieve long-term prosperity. Rather than engaging at a tactical or managerial level, successful boards empower campus leaders to execute on a mandate for business model transformation.

Getting to Know Core Education


We Provide

Revenue Growth and Diversification

We work with our partners to create a viable business model for the future that outlines key operating ratios and recommended reserves. We align this work with strategic growth building blocks, margin growth, operational execution timelines, and implementation services that we perform with you as your partner. Core assists in actively managing campus, online, and workforce enrollment programs. Core runs an active contact center and robust CRM to nurture leads and drive on-campus, online, and workforce development yield for our partners.


We meet our partners where they are to stabilize and then modernize the digital backbone of campus, revenue, and enterprise technology. Core’s expertise is deeply rooted in higher education. This ensures that our approach to digital is grounded in support of academic goals. Comprehensive expertise in both strategic and tactical technology services with access to specialized expertise at scale​. With extensive experience in process engineering and integration, we bring efficiency and innovation to all parts of the academic ecosystem.​

Managed Services

We offer tailored IT managed services, from Active Management, focusing on planning and operational support, to Hybrid Management, which includes additional staffing and infrastructure, and Full Managed Services, where we take full responsibility for all functions, talent management, and system upgrades. We assess gaps, competencies, and resources across enterprise systems, revenue-tech systems, data systems, and infrastructure, providing solutions to stabilize and enhance the digital backbone of our partners' campuses.

Operating Effectiveness

Core works with our institutional partners to eliminate internal barriers to success. These may include out-of-market operating policies, rhythms, and workflows. The Core teams work side-by-side with our institutional partners to execute on ambitious goals.

Academic Services

We curate a library of market-ready, online workforce development certificates and degree courses that are private-labeled for deployment by our partners. We provide faculty-sharing, prior learning assessments, input on course development and design, and forward-looking industry-aligned programmatic research.

Capital Strategy

Core was founded on the premise that we can accomplish more working together than our partners can by themselves. We provide treasury services, real estate, and endowment management support to alleviate the pressures our partners are facing in the current environment. We also work closely with our partners to help unlock the balance sheet for strategic investments.

Venture Philanthrophy

Core enhances existing institutional development work with our partners by creating business cases to raise funds for our partners' most strategic initiatives. We provide contact and relationship-building strategies for cultivating support from both individual and institutional donors.


Institutional Partners

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream, which fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”

- President John F. Kennedy


Meet Our Executive Team