What is postsecondary data?
Postsecondary data captures information related to institutions of higher education (IHEs) – including colleges, universities, and technical and vocational programs – as well as students and their outcomes. This information may include institutional metrics, such as tuition and fees, and student-centered metrics, like admissions, enrollment, financial aid, completion, and employment outcomes.
Enhancing federal data systems could help many more students find postsecondary options that work for them and improve their chances at educational and career success. Higher Learning Advocates has developed “101: Postsecondary Data” to provide an intro-level primer on the issue of postsecondary data and why it matters to today’s students and consumers.