Membership in the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)

Why join HEDS?

HEDS institutions share a wide range of unmasked institution-level and student-level data in specially formatted spreadsheets that help institutional researchers quickly and dynamically create different customized comparison groups to inform institutional decision makers.

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 data files of IPEDS and other publicly available information that have been formatted to allow easily customizable comparison groups, and collects and distributes other kinds of institutional data more rapidly and efficiently than would be possible through IPEDS or other data sources.

Who can join HEDS?

Any college or university that:

  • Is private, nonprofit, and regionally accredited
  • Grants bachelor’s degrees
  • Is committed to 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 , the director of HEDS.