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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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At SAS, we believe that an analytics platform can orchestrate your journey from data to tangible results with the perfect balance between choice and control. SAS is a trusted partner and adviser with an enduring commitment to education and decades of domain expertise. More than 3,000 educational institutions rely on SAS® to gain the fastest insights to ensure student success across the student life cycle. Affordable software and services help solve your data, reporting and analytics problems – now and as your institutional needs evolve. Learn how you can unleash your data’s full potential with SAS at
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Explorance is a Learning Journey Analytics provider that empowers institutions in making the right decisions with fact-based feedback data. Through our offerings Blue and Bluepulse, Explorance is at the heart of the institution’s continuous improvement strategy. Blue is a powerful evaluation software that includes course evaluations, 360 reviews, institutional surveys, and more. Bluepulse is a social feedback tool that enables instructors and students to communicate candidly to enhance teaching and learning. Our clients include the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, University of Maryland-College Park, Indiana University Bloomington, Ohio State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and more.
As the leading rankings publisher in higher education, we believe that for an institution to enter the rankings, as well as to improve its position, it needs to go through a step-by-step journey. Through our Professional Services division, we have developed a range of solutions that enable institutions to more efficiently navigate that journey and to reach their destination faster. Wherever you are on the rankings journey, our services offer you a platform to build your reputation and brand, understand your strengths and areas of improvement, and develop a strategy that helps your institution to meet its goals successfully.
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners everywhere. Our goal is to empower these groups to connect information and gain insights into learning to drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust. For more information, visit
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Xitracs™ for Assessment, Planning, and Compliance. Xitracs™ is the simple to use, yet feature-rich solution for all levels of assessment reporting including program, course, and student outcomes. Additionally, Xitracs provides curriculum and outcome mapping, strategic plan reporting, credentials management and reports, as well as agency compliance reporting. Discover how Xitracs gives you more reports while taking less time for you and your faculty. Learn more about Xitracs and the Assessment and Data Extraction modules by vising our website,
Emsi is a labor market analytics firm that helps higher education professionals articulate their regional economic impact, align programs with local industry, give students a career vision, and track alumni outcomes. Emsi data include traditional labor market data, job postings, and online profiles and résumés. It is frequently cited in prominent publications, including Forbes, USA TODAY, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Visit us at
Solve your graduate outcome data dilemma. With Graduate Outcome Metrics, institutions can access the largest source of authentic, up-to-date employment and income information to glean insight on graduates and programs. Equifax helps alleviate the pain of traditional data collection methods – surveys, calls, etc. – offering stakeholders better output. Learn more by contacting
HelioCampus helps colleges and universities increase enrollment, improve student success, ensure financial sustainability, and accelerate gift giving. We enable institutions to ask and answer their most pressing questions through data analytics, data storytelling, and data science. Originated within the University System of Maryland, HelioCampus offers a unique perspective on the impact of data across the student lifecycle. By combining an extensible data platform with ongoing data science services, HelioCampus leverages enrollment, student success, and institutional financial and advancement data to facilitate meaningful conversations that fuel higher value analyses and spur action, leading to greater institutional performance and financial sustainability.
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The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) is one of the premier educational research and policy organizations in the country. Housed at UCLA, the nonprofit institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education. HERI administers the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, with data collected from over 15 million students at more than 1,900 colleges and universities since 1966. CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year Survey, Diverse Learning Environments Survey, College Senior Survey, and the triennial HERI Faculty Survey.
i3 Group
Since 2009, i3 Group has worked with colleges & universities across the country to help students avoid delinquency and default. Our expert concierge advisers have served millions of students, placing them into sustainable repayment plans regardless of loan balance or personal income. Rounding out our solution is GradSTAT, an extension of our data collection outreach services. GradSTAT delivers employment and salary data on alumni which is critical to have but hard to get – until now. The ability to obtain up-to-date information and reports on graduate success holds incredible value – from program redesign to regulatory compliance, including accreditation.
IData Inc
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IData is a leader in higher education data management with reporting services, data governance (Data Cookbook), system integration (IDataHub), and technology consulting.
At Interfolio, we're dedicated to increasing transparency, equity, and efficiency around the academic decisions at the heart of the university mission. Interfolio's products address the complex, shared-governance workflows of hiring, promotion, and tenure, and provide advanced faculty activity reporting technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance, and accreditation.
JMP, a division of SAS
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JMP® data analysis software from SAS is the tool of choice for hundreds of thousands of scientists, engineers, and other data explorers worldwide. JMP links dynamic data visualization with powerful statistics, in memory and on the desktop. The analytic capabilities of JMP reveal insights often hidden by raw tables of numbers or static graphs. JMP simplifies data access from various sources and accelerates data cleanup and processing with quick, reliable preparation tools. Sharing results and communicating discoveries is easy with the interactive visualization capabilities in JMP.
National Survey of Student Engagement
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), help institutions assess quality in undergraduate education and strengthen the learning environment. NSSE is administered annually to first-year and senior students. Participating institutions receive diagnostic information about the extent to which students engage in educational practices related to learning and development, customizable comparison groups, and resources for interpreting and using results. NSSE’s Annual Results highlights findings and documents institutional improvement efforts. Updated reports and online tools are available to improve visual display and facilitate campus decision making.
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SPOL helps colleges and universities improve institutional effectiveness and better prepare students for success. Our integrated strategic management software encompasses planning, accreditation, assessment, credentialing, and budgeting.
U.S. News Academic Insight
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U.S. News Academic Insights is the top peer benchmarking and performance assessment tool in higher education. Containing unpublished rankings and data, Academic Insights allows college, university, and graduate school administrators the ability to create custom peer groups and compare their relative performance to that of others.
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12Twenty is the first company to integrate career services management, student outcome tracking, and employer relationship management in a single, streamlined system. Our mission is to bring innovation to career services so schools are empowered to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Join hundreds of schools worldwide using 12Twenty today to engage students, employers, and staff in career recruitment.
Academic Analytics
Academic Analytics provides its clients with comprehensive data on faculty research activity and solutions drawn from analyses of national disciplines and custom comparisons at the institutional, department, program and individual faculty levels. These data support strategic investment decisions, benchmarking research activity, reviewing academic units, and developing the university research enterprise. Combining Academic Analytics data with university data, Academic Analytics has developed Discovery Suite, a customizable search environment enabling university leaders to curate faculty profiles, identify faculty experts, create multi-disciplinary research projects, locate federal or private funding, identify candidates and nominators for disciplinary awards, and to showcase the university research enterprise.
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Revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, Alteryx empowers everyone in an organization to experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. The modern, end-to-end Alteryx analytics platform enables analysts and data scientists alike to discover, share and prep data, perform analysis – statistical, predictive, prescriptive and spatial – and deploy and manage analytic models. Thousands of people in enterprises all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver game-changing results.
Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. We offer a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching and learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. We’re proud to serve more than 1,300 public and private colleges and universities. To learn more, visit
Chmura Economics & Analytics
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Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economics consulting firm and the developer of JobsEQ, the nationally recognized and preferred labor market platform. With JobsEQ, educators and researchers answer questions about labor availability, degrees and talent that employers need, and forecasts for education. Our services are backed by nationally recognized Ph.D. economists, Blue Chip forecasters, big data scientists, black-belt statisticians, a dedicated data governance team, and transformation strategists. As new demands for talent emerge and shift, educators must adapt and innovate from a foundation of reliable data and analysis. Let us be your research partner.
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The CLA+ evaluates the critical-thinking and written-communication skills of college students. Students use their results to verify their competency and showcase evidence of their skills to employers. CLA+ results help institutions better understand how well students are learning these skills, providing a snapshot of proficiency, growth, and program efficacy.
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EAB’s mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We harness the collective power of more than 1,300 schools, colleges and universities to uncover proven practices and transformative insights. And since complex problems require multifaceted solutions, we work with each school differently to apply these insights through a customized blend of research, technology, and services. From kindergarten to college and beyond, EAB partners with education leaders, practitioners, and staff to accelerate progress and drive results across three key areas: enrollment management, student success and institutional operations and strategy.
Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio offers solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by researchers and research managers. We provide innovative services that improve your ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategy and performance via rich data assets and metrics from tools such as SciVal, Pure, and custom analytical services.
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At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating high-quality assessments based on rigorous research. Institutions of higher education rely on ETS to help them demonstrate student learning outcomes and promote student success and institutional effectiveness. Visit us at
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Evisions helps higher education organizations work better. Our software eases your administrative load—so you can get back to the process of learning and discovery. Built and optimized for administrators, our solutions help you stay on top of your many tasks and responsibilities, reduce hassle and waste, and work more efficiently.
Gravic Inc
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Collect and analyze data from paper and web forms (surveys, tests, evaluations, and assessments).
Higher Education Consortia at the University of Delaware
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The Higher Education Consortia, guided by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at the University of Delaware, is a diverse group of four-year, non-profit colleges and universities that contribute information to the National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity – also known as the Delaware Cost Study. Consortia members from both publicly and privately governed institutions work with state systems of higher education, university associations and groups of public policy economists and higher education researchers to collaborate on projects designed to better understand the dynamics of instructional productivity and costs at the academic discipline level.
Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) is an organization of colleges and universities committed to sharing data, knowledge, and expertise to advance undergraduate liberal arts education, inclusive excellence, and student success at member institutions.
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IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Data are collected from all primary providers of postsecondary education in the United States in areas including: enrollment, program completion, graduation rates, faculty, staff, finances, institutional prices, student financial aid, and academic libraries. These data are made available to students, researchers, and others through the IPEDS website:
Founded in 2004, ModernThink is a strategic organizational development and management consulting firm with particular expertise in workplace quality, organizational assessment, and stakeholder engagement. In partnership with The Chronicle of Higher Education, ModernThink co-founded The Great Colleges to Work For® program in 2008. As the survey, research, and analysis engine for that program, we have surveyed over 1,000 colleges and universities. In addition to working with participants in recognition programs, ModernThink has been engaged by individual organizations to conduct specific research and analysis and provide guidance to leadership on the path to improving their workplaces.
National Center for Education Statistics
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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal agency for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES collects data on all levels of education, from pre-primary education through graduate and professional education.
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise to policy makers and the public. NCSES is responsible for collecting and disseminating statistical data on Research and Development (R&D); the science and engineering workforce; U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, and R&D; and the condition and progress of STEM education in the United States. We conduct our work from the perspective of a federal statistical agency and strive to address information needs of our constituents, improve our data collections, and disseminate our information broadly.
National Student Clearinghouse
The National Student Clearinghouse® helps education go further with innovative solutions that meet reporting, research, verification, transcript, and data exchange demands across the K-20 to workforce continuum. The mission of the National Student Clearinghouse is to serve the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data, related services, and insights. Our vision is to be a premier resource in serving and supporting the opportunities created by lifelong learning.
NORC at the University of Chicago is a non-partisan and objective research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Our clients partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge. NORC offers a full range of services to higher education stakeholders including institutional and departmental benchmarking, assessment of the learning environment via qualitative data collection and quantitative campus climate surveys, and educational and career pathway assessments.
Public Insight
Public Insight transforms complex, disparate public data into actionable information for strategic planning, peer benchmarking, program analysis, and environment scanning. Public Insight Interactives are a unique combination of topical, curated data and the Microsoft® Power BI business intelligence software to analyze vast quantities of data effortlessly. Insight for Higher Education is an easy-to-use executive planning and analysis application for benchmarking higher education institutions across a wide range of topical areas such as enrollment, graduation rates, degrees awarded, and staffing. 360-Public is a market analysis application that breaks down the silos of regional demographics.
Rapid Insight
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Rapid Insight is an analytics software solutions company founded in 2002 with a mission of empowering professionals of all skill levels with the simple, intuitive tools they need to turn raw data into actionable information. Today, the company offers a growing portfolio of solutions within the Veera analytics platform that enable thousands of higher education users worldwide to easily prepare data, build predictive models, and perform advanced data analysis. To learn more or download a free trial of the award-winning Veera platform, please visit
With over £45B of tracked international funding, funding organisations across the globe use the Researchfish platform to measure research impact of over 2M outcomes of over 100K research awards. Comprehensive reporting gives a broader and deeper understanding of the activities of research, showing pathways to research impact. This enables organisations to inform future funding strategies and increase opportunity for collaboration. Members include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative, Alberta Innovates, Novo Nordisk Fonden, and Wellcome.
Ruffalo Noel Levitz
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Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofits rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. Our student success services help campuses assess students, analyze data, intervene early, and remove barriers to persistence. Assessments include the Student Satisfaction Inventory, the College Student Inventory, the College Employee Satisfaction Survey, plus surveys for other campus populations. RNL conferences, research reports, and resources help clients stay on top of current trends. Visit
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Do more with less! Scantron's solutions automate course evaluations and testing for high-quality student feedback and reliable assessment results
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SmartEvals is a flexible web-based platform designed to meet the diverse needs of colleges and universities. Offering solutions for course evaluations, student retention, learning outcomes, academic advising, Title IX, and benchmarking, SmartEvals is a comprehensive resource to support strategic planning and data-driven decision making at your institution. With cutting edge survey and reporting tools, SmartEvals delivers valuable insight into the quality of academic curricula, the quality of instruction, and overall student achievement and satisfaction. Learn more at
AccessLex Institute
AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyer to fulfilled professional. In partnership with its nearly 200 Member law schools, improving access and positively influencing legal education have been at the heart of the Company’s mission since 1983. AccessLex Institute has offices in West Chester, PA and Washington, D.C., with a team of accredited financial education counselors based throughout the United States. Learn more at
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The Knight Commission was formed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in October 1989 to promote reforms that support and strengthen the educational mission of college sports. Over the years, the NCAA has adopted a number of the Commission’s recommendations, including the rule that requires teams to be on track to graduate at least 50 percent of their players to be eligible for postseason competition. The Commission’s College Athletics Financial Information database ( provides financial data for more than 220 public Division I institutions, creating greater financial transparency for college sports finances.
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The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) empowers higher education professionals to leverage data, analytics, information, and evidence to make decisions and take actions that benefit students and institutions and improve higher education. For over 50 years, AIR has been committed to building and sustaining strong data-informed decision cultures within higher education institutions.