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

Reports

Key Financial Indicators

Key Financial Indicators of Vitality for Independent Schools

This report, created from an analysis of 2015-2017 trend data from the largest schools in NBOA's Business Intelligence for Independent Schools (BIIS) data collection platform, explores key financial indicators of independent school sustainability and the underlying data points that support them. Case studies of four high-performing schools also provide insights into how they achieved their top performance.

Platform

Access the BIIS Platform
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.

Questions? Contact Mary Kay Markunas at marykay.markunas@nboa.org or call 202-407-7135.

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Learn to be a good steward of your school's financial resources, regardless of your proximity to the balance sheet, this summer in NBOA's Essentials of School Business for Non-Business Administrators: Budget Meets Mission online course. Specifically designed for school leaders outside of the business office or with limited experience in financial and business functions, the course will teach participants to be strategic in light of financial pressure, and to work more collaboratively with their leadership team around financial issues.

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