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Services for education entities


Meeting the needs of higher education and PreK-12

Education is the foundation of a strong community, but administrators and boards of directors are facing more challenges than ever before. Changing regulations, rising cyberattacks, a growing labor shortage and consistent funding uncertainty are impacting institutions from higher education to PreK-12 schools.

Wipfli is here to help you meet your biggest challenges. We currently serve hundreds of clients in the education sector, including universities, community colleges, technical colleges, school districts, PreK-12 schools, private schools and charter schools. Why do these institutions choose us? Wipfli combines a deep understanding of your industry with an incredible bench of resources. We serve you holistically with everything from strategic planning to outsourced payroll to financial statement audits — all while sharing best practices that enable you to make faster, more impactful decisions.  

Let Wipfli help you improve student support, protect your assets and transform your infrastructure with the following services:

Audit services

Financial statement audits are increasingly complex, but they’re one of our biggest specialties. Let Wipfli help you stay compliant and provide greater financial transparency — all while gaining feedback on your operational efficiency and insights into upcoming standards.

Outsourced accounting

With an approach customized to your institution, Wipfli provides exceptional advisory support alongside traditional outsourced services around accounting and payroll. With the labor shortage and lack of funding, this is a service many institutions can benefit from.


Wipfli provides solutions to today’s technology needs and a roadmap that anticipate tomorrow’s. We specialize in everything from implementing data analytics and reporting technology to providing CIO advisory services to managing your tech environment.


Cyberattacks can be devastating. Wipfli can design a resilient security strategy that proactively protects your institution and keeps you ahead of new threats. We can also assist you with incident response and business continuity planning.

Fraud services

Get proactive about preventing fraud. Our team of credentialed financial and digital forensic specialists can help you lower your risk with our fraud prevention checkup, fraud risk assessment and other critical services.

Strategic planning

With a proven strategic planning process based on consensus building, Wipfli helps institutions overcome challenges, achieve their strategic goals and drive change. Our team’s valuable insights can help turn your obstacles into opportunities.

Client success story

Learn how Edgewood College reduced help desk tickets by 75%.

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