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Colleges and universities use Core Data Service benchmarks to inform IT strategic planning and management. CDS participants submit IT staffing, financials, and services data in an annual survey, and gain access to comparative data from peer institutions. EDUCAUSE researchers produce publications on CDS data and trends. Learn More >

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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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News and Events

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.

Benchmarking to Inform Planning (EDUCAUSE Review article)

Using metrics to benchmark higher education IT financials, staffing, and services can add value by informing and reinforcing the decision-making process.

Webinar Recording: Benchmarking to Inform IT Planning

Wondering why you should use benchmarks? Find out in this EDUCAUSE Live! recording.

The Enterprise Application Market in Higher Ed

The ECAR Enterprise Application Market report series(for ECAR subscribers) analyzes 2014 CDS data to better understand how higher education institutions approach various information systems.