Higher Education

Smart financing solutions for a brighter future.

Raymond James consistently ranks among the nation’s Top 10 underwriters of bond issues for both public and private institutions throughout the United States.* Since 2006, the firm has managed 692 issues for colleges and universities, with a par value of $55.4 billion. We have extensive experience in the area of privatized student housing, serving as underwriter on more than 75 issues with a total par value of $3.7 billion since 2000. Our team of 180 public finance professionals across 28 offices nationwide provides innovative solutions to even the most complex financing needs, solutions that result in new opportunities for universities across America.

Full-service Capabilities

  • Underwriting
    • Auxiliary revenue bonds
    • Educational facilities revenue bonds
    • Student housing revenue bonds
    • Privatized student housing revenue bonds
    • Tuition and fee revenue bonds
    • Student loan bonds
    • Taxable bonds
    • Refunding bonds
    • Deficit funding bonds
  • Credit analytics
  • Ratings due diligence
  • Structuring analytics
  • Capital planning
  • Financial modeling
  • Asset/Liability management

Representative clients include:

  • Bentley University
  • Clark University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Iowa State University
  • Le Moyne University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Milton Academy
  • Mississippi State University
  • New York Law School
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Rowan University
  • Shippensburg
  • Texas Christian University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Texas
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech

*Source: Thomson Reuters

Great ideas and superior execution know no boundaries

View Our Locations

Public Finance Market Watch

In-depth and timely commentary and analysis on the municipal market from industry experts.