Surveys & Assessment
The Faculty Compensation Survey is conducted annually by the American Association of University Professors. It is the largest independent source of data on both full-time and part-time faculty salaries and benefits. The survey collects data on salary disaggregated by gender and faculty rank: professor, associate, assistant, instructor, lecturer, and faculty without a rank. Benefits information includes data on retirement, total health insurance premiums and dependent tuition benefits.
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a standardized testing initiative in United States higher educational evaluation and assessment. It uses a "value-added" outcome model to examine a college or university's contribution to student learning which relies on the institution, rather than the individual student, as the primary unit of analysis.
COACHE surveys faculty about their experiences and views regarding several important areas of their work lives: research, teaching, services, resources, compensation, mentoring, tenure, leadership and recognition.
COACHE is designed by Harvard researchers who specialize in the study of faculty and the academic workplace. It is used as an opportunity to shed new light on our institutional practices related to faculty retention.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) is designed to make prospective students aware of the school's commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey of undergraduates at hundreds of colleges and universities regarding how they spend their time and what they gain from attending college.
US News & World Report uses data from the US News Best Colleges Survey to publish national rankings and profiles for institutions around the country.
The Princeton Review generates The Best 386 Colleges list based on data from student surveys and The Princeton Review college ratings based on data from surveys sent to institutions.
For its Undergraduate Institutions Survey, Peterson’s collects data about colleges and universities around the world from surveys sent to institutions.
Fiske sends its Questionnaire to institutions student survey to current students. It uses this data to generate institution profiles for the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
The College Board sends their Annual Survey of Colleges to institutions and compiles this information into each participating institution’s College Search profile.
Military Times’ newest Best for Vets: Colleges surveys hundreds of colleges and universities from across the country on their policies related to military and veteran students. Military Times uses this data to publish an annual ranking of institutions.
The GRUP Survey collects data from public data sources and surveys sent to institutions to compile their Academic Ranking of World Universities.
THE World University Rankings collects data from surveys sent to institutions as well as from public and proprietary data sources to compile its annual list of World University Rankings.
QS World University Rankings collects data from surveys sent to institutions as well as from public and proprietary data sources to compile their annual list of World University Rankings.
Clarivate collects data directly from universities as well as bibliometric and reputational data.
The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) is an association of higher education institutions with the common goal of achieving the highest possible levels of student success through collaboratively sharing data, knowledge and innovation. It was founded in 1994 by a small group of Institutional Research directors as a data exchange of college retention and graduation data.