Postsecondary student unit record systems are the primary means for states to collect data and analyze student progress, completions, and outcomes. Since 2010, SHEEO has conducted surveys of state postsecondary data systems to better understand the “state of state postsecondary data.”  Multiple iterations of the Strong Foundations survey document the content, capacity, and effective use of state postsecondary data systems. The Strong Foundations survey results are now available in customizable form. Explore metrics collected and how states link state postsecondary data systems with other information.

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15 Agencies in 15 States Currently Link or Plan to Link Postsecondary to Workforce Data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently links
 
Plans to link
 
Multiple agencies
CA
CCC
CSU
UCS
FL
BOG
DOE
MN
MNSCU
MOHE
NC
NCCS
UNC
OR
ODCC
OUS
WA
HECB
OFM
SBCTC

45 Agencies in 42 States Currently Link or Plan to Link Postsecondary to Workforce Data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently links
 
Plans to link
 
Multiple Agencies
FL
BOG
DOE
CA
UCS
CCC
CSU
WY
UWYO
WCCC
WA
OFM
SBCTC
WSAC
NY
CUNY
NYSED
SUNY

51 Agencies in 46 States currently link or plan to link Postsecondary data to Workforce data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently Links
 
Plans to Link
 
Multiple Agencies
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23 Agencies in 15 States Currently Link or Plan to Link Postsecondary to K-12 Data

 

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2018

 
Currently links
 
Plans to link
 
Multiple agencies
CA
CCC
CSU
UCS
FL
BOG
DOE
NY
CUNY
NYSED
SUNY
OR
ODCC
OUS
PA
PASSHE
PDE
WA
HECB
OFM
SBCTC
WY
UWYO
WCCC

45 Agencies in 39 States Currently Link or Plan to Link Postsecondary to K-12 Data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently links
 
Plans to link
 
Multiple agencies
CA
CCC
CSU
UCS
FL
BOG
DOE
MN
MOHE
MNSCU
WA
OFM
SBCTC
WSAC
WY
UWYO
WCCC

47 agencies in 43 States Currently Link or Plan to Link Postsecondary to K12 Data

 

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Currently Links
 
Plans to Link
 
Multiple Agencies
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23 Agencies in 22 States Have Access to K-12 and Workforce Data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Has access
 
Planning for access
 
Multiple agencies
CA
CCC
CSU
UCS
FL
BOG
DOE
OR
ODCC
OUS
PA
PASSHE
PDE
WA
HECB
OFM
SBCTC

31 Agencies in 29 States Have Access to K-12 and Workforce Data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Has access
 
Multiple agencies
CA
CCC
CSU
UCS
FL
BOG
DOE
MN
MOHE
MNSCU
NY
CUNY
NYSED
SUNY
WA
OFM
SBCTC
WSAC

34 agencies in 32 states can access both K12 and Workforce data elements

 

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Currently Links
 
Plans to Link
 
Multiple Agencies
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38 Agency SURs in 31 States Contain at Least One Financial Aid Data Element

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Contains financial aid element
 
Multiple agencies
OR
ODCC
OUS
WA
WHECB
SBCTC
OFM
WSAC
CA
CCC
UCS
CSU
MN
MNSCU
MOHE
WY
WCCC
UWYO
PA
PASSHE
PDE
NY
CUNY
SUNY
NYSED
FL
BOG
DOE
NC
NCCCS
UNC
VT
VSC
UVM

45 Agency SURs in 39 States Contain at Least One Financial Aid Data Element

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Contains financial aid element
 
Multiple agencies

48 states have at least one financial aid data element

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Contains financial aid element
 
Multiple Agencies
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21 Agencies in 20 States Can Link Postsecondary and Early Childhood Data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently links
 
Plans to link
 
Multiple Agencies
FL
BOG
DOE
NY
CUNY
NYSED
SUNY
MN
MOHE
MNSCU
WA
OFM
SBCTC
WSAC
HECB

3 Agencies in 3 states currently link or plan to link Postsecondary data to Early Childhood data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently Links
 
Plans to Link
 
Multiple Agencies

23 Agencies in 22 states currently link or plan to link Postsecondary data to Early Childhood data

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Currently links
 
Plans to link
 
Multiple Agencies
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29 Agencies in 25 States Have Remedial Course Information Included in Their Unit Record System

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Remedial course information included
 
Flag but do not collect course level info
 
Multiple agencies
CA
CCC
CSU
UCS
FL
BOG
DOE
MN
MNSCU
MOHE
NC
NCCCS
UNC
OR
ODCC
OUS
PA
PASSHE
PDE
WA
OFM
SBCTC
HECB
WSAC
WY
UWYO
WCCC

41 Agencies in 35 States Have Remedial Course Information Included in Their Unit Record System

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Remedial course information included
 
Multiple agencies
FL
BOG
DOE
MN
MOHE
MNSCU
NC
NCCCS
UNC
NY
CUNY
NYSED
SUNY
VT
UVM
VSC
WY
UWYO
WCCC

45 agencies in 39 states have access to remedial course information

 

2010

 

2015

 

2018

 
Remedial course information included
 
Multiple Agencies
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Data elements collected

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State Agency Abbreviations

California
UCS- University of California System
CCC- California Community Colleges
CSU- California State University
Florida
BOG- Board of Governors, State University System of Florida
DOE- Florida Department of Education
Minnesota
MNSCU- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
MOHE- Minnesota Office of Higher Education
New York
CUNY- City University of New York
NYSED- New York State Education Department
SUNY- The State University of New York
North Carolina
NCCCS- North Carolina Community College System
UNC- University of North Carolina
Oregon
ODCC- Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce
OUS- Oregon University System
Pennsylvania
PASSHE- Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
PDE- Pennsylvania Department of Education
Vermont
VSC- Vermont State Colleges
UVM- University of Vermont
Washington
OFM- Washington Office of Financial Management
SBCTC- Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
WSAC- Washington Student Achievement Council
WHECB- Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Wyoming
UWYO- University of Wyoming
WCCC- Wyoming Community College Commission