The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) supports institutional research, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and the use of data to advance liberal education at private colleges and universities.

HEDS is a consortium of private colleges and universities that collaboratively share, analyze, and use data of all kinds—including institutional data, third-party survey data, and data from six HEDS surveys—to advance their institutional missions. HEDS further supports the missions of member institutions by facilitating communication and just-in-time support among institutional representatives and by creating networking opportunities at national conferences. HEDS is located at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College. Learn more about HEDS and become a member.


2015 HEDS Annual Conference

We invite representatives from all colleges and universities to attend the HEDS 31st Annual Conference in downtown Portland, Oregon on June 13–17. The annual conference brings together people in an informal setting to present on and discuss topics related to assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. You do not have to be from a HEDS institution or an institutional researcher to attend. Book your room by May 22 to get the conference room rate!

Registration Open for HEDS Surveys

We are winding up registration for the HEDS Alumni Survey and the spring administration of the HEDS Research Practices Survey and the HEDS Senior Survey. We will post information on the 2015–2016 HEDS survey administration soon. 

Update on Data Exchanges

Data collection for HEDS Actionable Applications, Tuition and Fees, and the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement is open. Find out more about HEDS data exchanges and the 2014–2015 schedule.