Business Intelligence for Independent Schools

BIIS

Business Intelligence for Independent Schools (BIIS) is NBOA's signature data-collection tool. It combines data from nearly every previous NBOA research effort to provide independent schools with a comprehensive look at their financial health, sustainability and staffing compared to similar schools in a national data set.

Exclusively for NBOA members, BIIS was designed by business officers, for business officers to analyze a wide range of operational and compensation data and distill it into accurate and meaningful graphs schools can use to set benchmarks and make important decisions.

The data collected include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Compensation and staffing
  • Facilities expenses
  • Financial aid
  • Annual giving income
  • Auxiliary income and expenses
  • Instructional expenses
  • Administrative expenses
  • Technology expenses
  • Interest/investment income

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

To optimize your BIIS experience, we highly recommend using Google Chrome as your internet browser.
Access the BIIS Platform
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Need Help with Reporting?
This document outlines the reporting tools in BIIS, including how to create peer groups, export data, and provide access to others from your school.
Need Help with Data Submission?
This document walks you through how to log in to BIIS, enter your data and allow access to others from your school.
For reports on trends and analysis of BIIS data, see the Research Reports page.

With generous support from:

AWG Dewar Blackbaud ISM

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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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