Analytics Services

Data, benchmarking, and insight.

EDUCAUSE Analytics Services provides higher education leaders with insight on peer institutions.

Our Analytics Services Portal enables you to find peer institutions, benchmark IT resources, explore trends in technology solution implementations, and participate in our annual Core Data Service (CDS) survey.

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Key Questions Our Data Helps You Answer

How do my resources compare?

EDUCAUSE data helps you identify practical ranges for budgets and staffing by benchmarking against your peers’ resource allocations.

“We were challenged to communicate the impact of growth on limited resources. We used EDUCAUSE data to compare our IT spend to spending at peer institutions with similar service portfolios.”

— CFO at a medium-sized private research university

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Who are my technology peers?

EDUCAUSE data helps you identify institutions with similar service portfolios, technology solutions, and IT resources.

“Before selecting a new BI/Reporting tool, I was able to use the Analytics Services Portal to identify schools of a similar size who were using the solutions we were considering. Being able to reach out to similar schools and ask them about their lessons learned made all the difference in our selection process.”

— IT director at a large community college


Inside the Analytics Services Portal


How to Get Started

  • Complete your profile: visit the portal and fill out your institutional profile. This allows you to see who your peers are.
  • Complete our annual survey: Data on IT resources are collected through the annual EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey. Individuals at higher education institutions who submitted data through our annual survey gain access to data through interactive dashboards in the portal. Get a sneak peek at this year's questions.
  • Benchmark your resources: Once your institutional profile is complete and you have participated in the CDS survey, you’ll have access to our Benchmark Resources dashboard.

See our FAQ for more information.

Mark Your Calendar

Core Data Service survey timeline

  • July: prepare for survey open
  • September: Survey open
  • December 6: Survey closes; fee-based off-cycle participation begins
  • June: fee-based off-cycle participation ends

Our Data Access Model


EDUCAUSE Members Nonmember Institutions Higher Ed Consultants Corporations/Other Organizations

* Nonmember institutions may opt to pay $1500 to complete the CDS survey during the survey open period. Any institution that did not complete the CDS survey during the survey open period may opt to pay a fee to complete the survey off-cycle and gain access to data. Consultants working with higher education institutions may request access to CDS data through our third party provider agreements.

** Individuals without access to data in the Portal can get access to data summaries through our custom analytics offering. Fees start at $230/hour, but may vary based on the request.

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Custom peer group creation FREE FREE $ No access
Core Data Service* FREE/$ $ $ No access
Custom Analytics** $ $ $ $