Created to fulfill the Arizona Board of Regents' Higher Education Enterprise Plan, the Arizona Board of Regents dashboard includes postsecondary student outcomes and metrics from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. Downloadable data include measures of educational excellence and access, research excellence, workforce and community, and productivity.
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Drawing from data provided by the Florida Department of Education's Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) and Office of Student Financial Assistance, Beyond Education is Florida's state dashboard that informs students, parents, and others about employment and earnings outcomes for graduates of Florida's public institutions of higher education. The website will eventually become a robust dashboard providing a range of postsecondary and workforce data on Florida graduates and institutions.
Designed by the California Community Colleges' Chancellor's Office, the Management Information Systems (MIS) Data Mart is a state dashboard that provides information on student outcomes and other metrics for California's public two-year institutions. Data are collected from institutions by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and made available via the MIS Data Mart.
Drawing data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), this interactive dashboard allows users to explore how state support has changed as a share of overall revenue thereby placing a greater burden on students. The tool includes information on more than 600 public four-year institutions and compares institution's share of revenue from state support in 1987 and 2012. Users can filter by state, Carnegie classification, or search for a particular institution.
The Chronicle's Almanac of Higher Education is an annual collection of tables, charts, interactive tools and reports that describe the state of higher education in the U.S. The Almanac is split into seven categories: Profession, Students, Diversity, Finance, Technology, and the States. Under the States category, users can compare state performance on several measures, including educational attainment, diversity, and finances.
Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), the Chronicle's College Completion dashboard offers data on completion rates in an interactive and visually stimulating format. Beyond basic search functions, it also allows for direct comparison with peer institutions and easy downloading options for data tables.
This dashboard from the Chronicle of Higher Education features the results of its annual survey, which collects information on compensation for 255 college presidents and chief executives at 227 U.S. public institutions and systems, as well as 550 presidents at private colleges. The survey results are presented in the context of institutional spending, tuition and fees, and professors' salaries collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the College Board, and the American Association of University Professors.
In this dashboard, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)'s annual faculty salary survey results are presented showing data on faculty at 1,157 institutions. The survey results can be sorted by faculty rank (tenured, associate, assistant, or instructor) and by type of postsecondary institution. AAUP also calculates the difference between men's and women's salaries at each institution.
Drawing upon data on college and university endowments from the National Association of College and Univerity Business Officers (NACUBO) and the Commonfund Institute, the Chronicle of Higher Education created a dashboard for interactive exploration of institutional endowment data for 2007-2013.
The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) manages College InSight, a website that allows users to explore affordability, diversity and student success outcomes at over 11,000 institutions across the country. Users can view snapshots of individual campuses, build tables to compare them, and download customized tables and charts. The data are drawn from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS), federal Pell Grant reports, Peterson's Common Data Set, and annual financial aid applications that colleges submit to the Department of Education.
College Measures, a joint venture of American Institutes for Research and Matrix Knowledge Group– provides a searchable database of two-year and four-year performance measures data, which can be compared with other institutions within a state, state-by-state and with institutions nationally. Additionally, College Measures offers data on Economic Success Measures (ESM) for states with existing ESM initiatives (currently, four states). College Measures draws its data from sources such as IPEDS, Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), Payscale, and the College Board.
Designed in partnership with College Measures, Compare College TX offers users the tools to compare data from public two- and four-year institutions in the state of Texas regarding such topics as college costs, acceptance rates, on-time graduation rates, and first-year earnings.
The explore data dashboard for the University of Texas System provides interactive data measures and metrics, displayed in various formats. The data are presented for each institutions with information on tuition and fees over time, graduation rates, STEM degrees, revenue, student debt, time to degree (PHD degrees), information on Texas' Top 10 percent admission policy, and more.
Designed primarily for Boards of Trustees and other policymakers and stakeholders to monitor performance, the Accountability Dashboard for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system provides data on select performance indicators reported by MN's seven state universities and 25 community and technical colleges. In addition to downloadable graphics demonstrating progress on select performance measures, data are also available for download.
NC Tower provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages, and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools.
Providing an easy-to-use web platform, Public Insight transforms public data into insights allowing users to quickly and easily navigate the data, create peer comparisons and benchmarks, and add context to what are traditionally complicated data sources.
SCHEV provides an interactive and comprehensive dashboard with information on admissions, degree estimates, enrollment (fall headcount), graduate debt, tuition and fees, transfer outcomes, post-completion wages, and other information for the state of Virginia.
This resource from HCM Strategists outlines state policies and tools related to postsecondary outcomes and provides dashboards that examine how performance funding and other incentive-driven policies affect educational outcomes. The appendix of this resource for state dashboards details the current status and covered sectors within each state as it relates to higher education budgeting as well as issues of access, cost, and completion.
The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is an improved method for the reporting of undergraduate student progress and completion by including a greater proportion of students as well as tracking students who enroll in multiple higher education institutions. Usual measures of student progress and completion, including government-led efforts, typically underreport student achievement because they do not account for an increasingly mobile student population. Open to public and private, 2-year and 4-year institutions, SAM is a voluntary alternative to the federal graduation rate, providing more outcomes for more students.
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center provides state-level information on attainment, access, affordability, completion, efficiency/effectiveness, finance, workforce, and economic measures, with country-level data available for some measures. The data are drawn from multiple state, national and federal sources. Users can generate custom reports and maps to compare states.
The UNC Data Dashboard is an interactive, online database that gives students, parents, policymakers and taxpayers expanded access to detailed system data on selected core measures. This new tool reflects UNC’s commitment to increase transparency; to better track and measure productivity, efficiency, and impact; and to demonstrate greater accountability to the people of North Carolina.
The VFA is the principle accountability framework for community colleges, with measures defined to encompass the full breadth of the community college mission and the diversity of students' goals and educational experiences. The VFA gauges student progress and outcomes, including pre-college preparation, academic progress and momentum points, completion and transfer measures, and workforce outcomes for career and technical education.
Established in 2007 and made available through an online platform, College Portrait, the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), is an initiative to collect and convey comparable information on public four-year institutions. The VSA is sponsored by the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
Created by the Office of Financial Management (OFM), the Washington Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard provides data on measures such as graduation rates and time-to-degree at each of the six public, four-year institutions. Data for the dashboard come from Washington State's Office of Financial Management Public Centralized Higher Education Enrollment System (PCHEES). Beyond accessing the information online, users may download the metric data files used to create the dashboard.
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Awarded every two years, the Aspen Institute's $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is the nation’s signature recognition for high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas—student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.