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COVID-19 Response

EAB: Managing School Communication During COVID-19

Schools aren’t just moving classes online. They are also developing and communicating contingency plans for a situation that is rapidly evolving. EAB is focused on supporting schools and communities through the COVID-19 crisis.

The Company is working closely with universities and community colleges to help them plan and communicate their COVID-19 responses and updates with stakeholders. Additionally, EAB has developed a resource center to help guide higher education and K-12 schools through the crisis.

Within the resource center, schools can quickly and easily access information and requirements from public health organizations and education associations. Administrations can also get insight into how other institutions are communicating potential risks and planning for outbreaks.

Explore the EAB COVID-19 Resource Center.

Year of Investment: 2017
Portfolio Status: Current
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

4MM+ Students Supported

Best practices research, student success management software and data-enabled enrollment solutions for the higher education and K-12 markets.

EAB is the leading provider of best practices research, student success management software and data-enabled enrollment solutions to the not-for-profit higher education and K-12 markets. The Company’s solutions help institutions increase enrollment yield, balance financial aid with revenue generation, drive higher student retention and success, and implement industry best practices derived from benchmarking and research. EAB’s solutions are used by more than 1,100 higher education institutions, including 91 of the 100 U.S. News & World Report’s top universities, and nearly 100 K-12 institutions and districts.

EAB was founded in 2007 as a division of The Advisory Board Company and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Vista Equity Partners Fund VI acquired EAB from The Advisory Board Company in November 2017.

BC Partners made an investment in the Company in August 2021.

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