HEDS is a community of colleges and universities committed to sharing data, knowledge, and expertise to advance undergraduate liberal arts education, inclusive excellence, and student success.

HEDS fulfills its mission by:

Fostering increased capacity in institutional research, assessment, and institutional effectiveness to lead efforts that help others make sense of and use data to inform and advance liberal learning.
Assembling, analyzing, and openly sharing institutional and survey data among member institutions to advance their educational missions.
Offering professional development opportunities through its annual conference, regional workshops, and a network of colleagues at member institutions.
Facilitating collaborative efforts among its member institutions on institutional research and effectiveness, strategic planning, and assessment.

The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) is an independent not-for-profit corporation that was formed in 1983 and is now located at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.