Improving Data for Postsecondary Success

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) published this report, "Weighing the Options for Improving the National Postsecondary Data Infrastructure." The report examines seven options for a national data solution: Creating a Federal Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS); expanding, leveraging, or linking government data systems; improving the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); linking to workforce data systems; linking state longitudinal data systems; expanding the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES') Sample Studies; and, leveraging National Student Clearinghouse Data.