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 — institutional data, data from our six HEDS surveys, data from NSSE, the HERI Faculty Survey, and other national 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.


HEDS Membership for the 2016–2017 Year

It's the start of a new membership year in HEDS. We'll be sending renewal notices to current members soon, as well as contacting potential new members. If you have any questions about the benefits of membership or are interested in joining the consortium, please contact , the director of HEDS.

2016 HEDS Annual Conference Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 HEDS Annual Conference in Asheville, NC on June 26–29. It was the largest conference we've had in many years, with over 120 attendees. We appreciated all the informative presentations as well as the many opportunities to network with colleagues, catch up with friends, and meet new people. Next year's annual conference is in Cincinnati, OH on June 18–21, 2017. We hope to see you there!

HEDS Surveys Open for Administration

HEDS First Destination Survey – Asks graduating seniors and recent college graduates about their primary activities following graduation. 

HEDS Research Practices Survey – Assesses the extent to which college students can apply their information literacy skills to the practice of scholarly research; asks students about their research experiences and assesses their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources. 

All institutions, regardless of whether they belong to HEDS, are welcome to participate in all HEDS surveys