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VSA Analytics

A robust, interactive, and custom tool to support college and university leaders’ use of data in strategic planning and decision making.

Designed by institutions for institutions, VSA Analytics allows users to create and save multiple peer groups and build graphical benchmarking reports in minutes. The custom platform offers more than 25 benchmarking reports based on a national dataset containing about 400 variables from roughly 4,400 institutions.

For Potential Subscribers

As a subscriber you can:

  • View more than two dozen reports on key metrics
  • Create custom peer groups to view side-by-side comparisons
  • Download the VSA Analytics National Dataset
  • Print reports and export data
  • Add users from your institution without any additional cost
  • Use VSA Analytics as a benchmarking tool for institutional and strategic planning

The VSA Analytics has data on admissions, enrollment, financial aid, institutional price, student debt, graduation rates, completion rates, degrees by discipline, and more. Sources include:

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research & Development survey expenditures
  • Student Achievement Measure (SAM)
  • U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard

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Updates for 2020

VSA Analytics has 10 years of data on over 4,400 institutions for peer comparisons

  1. The 2017/2018 data have been updated
  2. 3 new reports:
    1. Faculty diversity
    2. Instructional expenditures per FTES
    3. State appropriations per FTES
  3. Congressional district is now a filter in the comparison group creator.

Below: 10 years of state appropriations comparing my institution and all 4-year publics.  How will these trends change in 2020?  Stay tuned.

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