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Strong Foundations 2023 was developed in the fall of 2022 in partnership with an advisory board composed of SHEEO staff, survey respondents from SHEEO member agencies, and postsecondary data experts. The survey was administered from February through March of 2023. Seventy-three SHEEO member and non-member agencies from all 50 states and the District of Columbia responded to the survey. SHEEO includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories and freely associated states when using the term “state.” Respondents included staff from P20W/SLDS agencies, whose responses were informed by the postsecondary data in their systems. SHEEO received 73 total responses. Two responding agencies provided written responses outside the parameters of the survey that indicated how their states, which do not currently have a PSURS, use available postsecondary data. Thus, the figures within this report reflect the 71 respondent agencies that completed the full survey.