Membership in the Higher Education Data Consortium (HEDS)

Why join HEDS?

HEDS institutions share a range of unmasked institution- and student-level data in dynamic spreadsheets that can be quickly revised to create customized institutional comparison groups on dozens of variables.

HEDS administers its own student and alumni surveys, available to member institutions at less than one-third the cost. HEDS also provides member institutions with dynamic spreadsheets with IPEDS and other publicly-available data that allow easily customizable comparison groups.

Institutional Researchers, Assessment Directors, and other leaders at HEDS institutions work collaboratively and in confidence to share knowledge about effectively using data of all kinds to improve their institutions.

View our membership flyer here.

Who can join HEDS?

Any college or university that:

Is private, nonprofit, and regionally accredited

Grants bachelor’s degrees

Is committed to effective undergraduate liberal arts education

How much does it cost to join HEDS?

The annual membership fee for HEDS is $3,100. See a list of current member institutions.

If your institution is interested in joining HEDS, please contact:

Director of HEDS, Charles Blaich.