Core Data Service

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Use staffing, financials, and services benchmarks to inform IT planning.

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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2016 Core Data Survey Highlight

Most Commonly Deployed Student Success Technologies

For U.S. Non-Specialized Institutions

Colleges and universities are concentrating on student success to address concerns about costs, value, and outcomes of higher education (see EDUCAUSE 2017 Top 10 IT Issues). Student success initiatives are built, in part, on IT and data foundations. 2016 CDS survey data reveals the three most commonly deployed student success technologies (see the "Information Systems and Applications" and "Educational Technology Services" modules). Explore more ways CDS data helps you address the Top 10 IT Issues.


2016 Most Commonly Deployed Student Success Technologies. 88% Degree Audit. 61% Advising Center Management. 61% Credit Transfer/Articulation System.


EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Service

A new, next-level EDUCAUSE benchmarking report service, built on the Core Data Service database, helps IT leaders and their colleagues assess and benchmark organizational maturity and technology deployment for strategic initiatives. If you participate in the Core Data Service, you'll enjoy a fast-track to using this service.

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