Research

NBOA collects and analyzes data on a wide range of topics to give you timely, relevant information to make strategic decisions about your school's finances. These targeted research efforts help you put your school's numbers in context.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Dabney at elizabeth.dabney@nboa.org or call 202-407-7149.

BIIS

NBOA's signature data-collection platform offers a comprehensive look at your school's financial health, sustainability and staffing levels, customized benchmarking, and tools like the NBOA Dashboard and Composite Financial Index (CFI) calculator.

Research Reports

NBOA develops research reports to help business officers, heads of school and other independent school leaders understand key trends in independent school finances and operations that may inform strategic decisions.

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Just Released: Tuition Discount Report

Based on financials from 176 member schools in NBOA's BIIS data platform, the Tuition Discounting Report analyzes trends in tuition discounting from 2018-2020. Included in the research report are trends in tuition discounting rates, trends in types of tuition discounting, trends in students receiving tuition discounts, trends in funding need-based financial aid and merit aid/scholarships and trends in enrollment, tuition and fees and tuition discounting.

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