State Postsecondary Data

SHEEO is the higher education community’s primary source of information regarding the capacity and effective use of state postsecondary data systems.

Strong Foundations

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 have documented the content, capacity, and effective use of state postsecondary data systems.

Explore Survey Results

Explore Strong Foundations 2023 survey results via new dashboards that highlight state postsecondary data systems, elements, and linkages. Information on the survey, including the instrument and methods, is also available.

Communities of Practice

SHEEO’s Communities of Practice project is focused on increasing the capacity and utilization of state postsecondary data systems, and providing a forum for states to work on solutions to common issues with those systems.