Higher Education & K–12

Making the Grade

Education is a hallmark of our communities, but the business of learning has a lot of moving parts. Administrators and boards have their hands full with changing federal regulations, funding inconsistencies, and evolving educational trends. KPM serves more than 70 school districts, charter schools, postsecondary educational institutions, and various trade and technical colleges. From audits to standards implementation to internal control reviews, we help you gain clarity and stay compliant.

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Trade Associations

Missouri Association of School Administrators

As a Business Associate member of MASA, KPM stays connected to Missouri’s public school administrators and supports the association’s mission to develop and support effective leaders.

Missouri Community College Association

Community colleges play a vital role throughout the Show-Me State. We’re proud to be an MCCA member and to provide a range of assurance, tax, and consulting services to institutional members.

Additional Memberships

Missouri Charter Public School Association Missouri School Boards’ Association Missouri Society of CPAs Audits of School Districts Committee National Association of College & University Business Officers

Educated About Your Industry

Undergrad enrollments in spring 2021 were down almost 6% from a year ago.

Community colleges have seen enrollment plummet 11% year over year.

The median salary for post-secondary administrators was $97,500 in 2020.


  • Technology-driven learning & careers
  • Increasing operational costs
  • Rising tuition & falling endowments
  • Corporate sponsorships & support

Focus Areas

  • Streamlining enrollment & admissions
  • Controlling costs & increasing revenue
  • Recruiting students & courting boosters
  • Securing research funding

Sources: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. high school graduation rate for the 2018–19 year was 88%.

Experts estimate there are more than 67,000 public primary schools in the United States.

The median salary for elementary school teachers was about $59,000 in 2019.


  • Technology-driven learning
  • National achievement standards
  • Student safety & security
  • Commercialism


  • Elementary & secondary schools
  • Parochial schools
  • Military academies
  • Schools for the physically disabled

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. News

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