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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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2013 Core Data Survey Highlights


CDS Chart

58% of institutions had an increase in funding from FY 2010/11 to FY 2012/13 - median increase was 19%


IT Median

$925 is the central IT median spent per institutional FTE (students, faculty, and staff)


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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 March 12, 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET), to ask Leah Lang, EDUCAUSE director of analytics services, questions about CDS Reporting and the 2014 data.

New CUPA-HR IT Salary Data in Data Downloads

Data downloads now include revised aggregated IT compensation data from the CUPA-HR Administrative and Mid-level salary surveys.

Quick Tour of CDS Reporting Basics

View Leah Lang's seven-minute recording on reporting tool access authorization and peer group creation. 


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