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Core Education Expands Affiliate Network with The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 21, 2023 – Core Education, a public benefit corporation on a mission to transform the business model for small- and mid-sized colleges and universities, has signed an operating agreement with The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance) to unleash its shared service platform and business transformation solutions. The agreement…

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Core Education Announces New Operating Agreement, Expands Network with Affiliate Member

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 14, 2023 – Core Education Services, a public benefit corporation on a mission to futureproof small and mid-sized colleges and universities, today announced, it has signed an operating agreement with Christian Education Services (CES) ( to help faith-based institutions transform their business model. The agreement allows Core and CES to jointly provide…

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Crain’s Detroit Business: Metro Detroit expat launches network to offer small colleges big-school services

Our executive chairman Rick Beyer sat down with Crain’s Detroit Business to discuss how economies of scale can help small and midsize institutions put students first. *** Virginia-based Core Education Services PBC, founded by a Detroit expat, has launched a new network to provide shared services to small and mid-sized colleges and universities seeking to transform their…

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Changing Higher Ed Podcast: Rick Beyer & Drumm McNaughton

Our Executive Chairman Rick Beyer joined Dr. Drumm McNaughton on the Changing Higher Ed podcast to discuss paths to long-term prosperity for small and midsize institutions across the country.  Listen in here:

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Inside Higher Ed: New Affiliate Network Launches to Meet Colleges’ Needs

We are very excited to see what the HigherEd community is saying about yesterday’s launch of the Core Affiliate Network!  Read more at Inside Higher Ed: “New Affiliate Network Launches to Meet Colleges’ Needs”


Official Launch: Core Affiliate Network™

The Core Affiliate Network™ officially launches today, empowering small and midsized institutions to transform their business models through economies of scale. This is an important step toward prosperity for our ten member institutions and the students they serve! Press Release:

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Case Study – Institutional Research

Challenge:   Institutional research is a crucial function within any college or university.  It is a necessary regulatory requirement, but it can also provide valuable business intelligence for operations, finance, and enrollment improvement.   Too often the IR function will only focus on academic outcomes and regulatory reporting due to limited capacity or expertise.  Hiring and retaining…


35 Technical Competencies Critical to Higher Ed

Our research shows there are thirty-five technical competency areas higher education institutions need to possess to effectively operate their organization. For small and mid-sized institutions many technical employees are wearing multiple hats with limited experience. This creates unnecessary inefficiencies and risks to the institution. Using economies of scale, Core Education shares its technical resources across our…


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Core’s Transformational Solutions

Higher Ed is experiencing seismic issues requiring transformational solutions. For higher education, transformational change goes far beyond incremental improvement or fine-tuning the status quo. It requires fundamentally shifting our organizational assumptions, including how we operate, our depth of thinking and how we develop and implement strategy that aligns to the marketplace. At Core Education PBC,…