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Academic Intelligence is a content and learning studio that supports Jeff’s research about higher education. Through thoughtful and vivid storytelling, Academic Intelligence works with foundations and higher education brands to develop content and events. Our goal is to help explain to academic leaders and those who partner with institutions the important issues, trends, and opportunities with key insights and actionable intelligence.

Our partnership provides you:

  • A connection to innovative ideas presented in an accessible way.
  • Access to a trusted national voice with an extensive network and social media following.
  • Credible, unbiased content.
  • Ability to draw on Jeff ’s convening power to gather key prospects in virtual settings as well as in boutique events.

Among Our Program of Services​

Research Papers

Engaging content that places your organization in the conversation about key higher education issues of the day. These are not product papers, but rather thought-provoking, timely, and actionable briefs aimed at busy executives. Expertly researched, copy-edited, and professionally designed to provide an independent voice.

Salon Dinners

Our style of dinners combines engaging content with an exclusive group of higher-education leaders and a distinctive culinary experience—all facilitated by Jeff and other experts. We have produced salon dinners in cities around the world, from London to San Francisco to Austin. The dinner is an opportunity for a curated group of higher ed  administrators to sit down and listen to an interview with a newsmaker and then spend quality time discussing critical issues with their counterparts around the table. The dinners provide an exclusive space for networking with decision-makers and to partner with thought leaders in the space.

The NEXT Office Hour​

The Office Hour is a webcast produced by Academic Intelligence, which is responsible for recruiting panelists, prepping panelists, preparing run of show, and providing content.


From sessions at conferences to intimate half-day or day-long events, Academic Intelligence handles all the details, including content and logistics. 

Get in touch for consulting.


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Which Colleges Are Really Buyers and Which Are Sellers

A new way to think about your college list: the Buyers and Sellers.

NEW, updated for 2024.

While cost is a concern, families have only a hazy idea of what their tuition bill might look like. So they don’t think about the price of college until it’s too late.

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White Paper

Making the Bachelor’s Degree More Valuable

Employers, including state governments, are dropping degree requirements for their jobs. Combined with the high cost of college, this has increased skepticism about the value of a bachelor’s degree. Using real labor market data, The Burning Glass Institute has researched where the wage premium of a B.A. still exists. Jeff Selingo and Matt Sigelman interpret the data in this new paper to show where the degree still works, where it doesn’t, and how colleges and universities can redesign their B.A. programs to increase ROI.

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