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2014 Core Data Survey Highlights

Central IT Spending

For U.S. Non-Specialized Institutions


Noncompensation operating costs

54 percent graphic

Compensation

34 percent graphic

Capital

9 percent graphic

 

IT Median Graphic

$906 is the central IT median spent per institutional FTE (students, faculty, and staff)

 

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New Dashboards on IT Support and Ed Tech Services

Dashboards for Modules 2 and 3 are now available in CDS reporting.

2014 Benchmarking Report, Almanacs, and More

The 2014 benchmarking report, almanacs, and a list of how the 2014 CDS data maps to the Top 10 IT Issues are now available.

Get Help during CDS Office Hours

Join us April 9, 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET), to ask Leah Lang, EDUCAUSE director of analytics services, questions about CDS Reporting and the 2014 data.

Quick Tutorial: Assign Reviewers, Download Data for One Question

This five-minute recording shows you how to assign module reviewer status to a colleague and how to download data for just one question.

Answer Key Questions with Custom Analytics

EDUCAUSE now offers decision support services based on CDS and ECAR data.

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