What is PostsecData?

The PostsecData Collaborative advocates for high-quality postsecondary education data to improve student outcomes.

Mapping the Data Landscape

Explore curated knowledge on postsecondary data, including voluntary data initiatives, national data collections, and other publications produced by the PostsecData Collaborative.


Data at Work

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Better Data on the Horizon: An Analysis of Evolving Student-Level Data Legislation

Policymakers have introduced a number of bills to build a more complete and modernized postsecondary education data infrastructure in recent Congressional sessions. These bipartisan, bicameral efforts signify an increased acknowledgment that access to and use of high-quality data by students, institutions, policymakers, and researchers have enormous implications for student success. This clear and continuing focus on data quality is a result of the inability of current datasets to answer critical questions about today’s higher education system and student pathways.