Institutional Equity Outcomes Dashboard
Across the U.S. higher education industry, different colleges and universities produce uneven outcomes for students - placing them on a path to greater economic mobility or leaving them less well off. These gaps are especially pronounced for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and rural students, who face more hurdles even at well-resourced institutions.
To create a more equitable higher education system where every student is supported to succeed, leaders need to first examine the disparities within their own institutions. The Institutional Equity Outcomes Dashboard empowers leaders to see where their institutions stand and how they compare to peers and state and national benchmarks.
The dashboard visualizes select IPEDS data, disaggregated where available, around key themes including enrollment, retention, graduation, and outcomes. This interactive tool allows leaders to visually understand their own institutions and peer and national data trends.
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What the tool is:
Visual: A visual representation of IPEDS data points that relate to equity for students
Interactive: A tool that allows comparison of retention, graduation, and outcomes data across types of institutions for greater context
Curated: Focused on institutional climate factors and the outcomes institutions produce for different groups of students
What the tool is not:
Definitive: A definitive assessment of what makes up equity at a college or university
Exhaustive: An answer to the need for more student-centric postsecondary data systems
Uses recent IPEDS data reported by more than 3,000 institutions across the U.S.
Displays data at the institutional level and disaggregates by race, gender, Pell status, or other factors when available
Includes variables related to equitable student access, experience, and outcomes
Missing Metrics: An Analysis of Equity Measurement Gaps in Higher Education
In Spring 2022, our team reviewed several leading data sources and interviewed more than 30 higher education leaders about how they measure and address equity at their institutions. While most leaders agree that addressing equity gaps is a priority, a lack of robust and consistent metrics makes it difficult to define and track equitable institutional achievement. We outline the challenges and opportunities for improving the measurement of equity and highlight several promising initiatives focused on improving high-quality postsecondary data in our white paper, Missing Metrics: An Analysis of Equity Measurement Gaps in Higher Education.
Dashboard at a Glance
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Several leading organizations and individuals have made important contributions to increasing transparency around the costs, value, finances, and economic models of higher education.
"More than 900,000 Black undergraduates are enrolled at public colleges and universities across the United States. This report is about the status of these students at every four-year, non-specialized, public postsecondary institution in the nation. Letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, and I) are awarded to each institution."
"The Center for Urban Education (CUE) developed the Equity Scorecard™ process to help higher education professionals change practices at their college or university to effectively create equitable outcomes for historically underrepresented student groups."
"Instead of prioritizing reputation and selectivity,...the Economic Mobility Index (EMI) that attempts to answer the question: 'If the primary purpose of postsecondary education is supposed to be to catalyze an increase in economic mobility, which schools are succeeding in that goal?' The following analysis is designed to give policymakers, researchers, and consumers a better way to assess which colleges are delivering on that promise for low- and moderate-income students—and which ones are falling woefully short."
This campaign attempts to answer the question “what is college worth?” by proposing a shared definition of value. The commission provides a measurement framework for how colleges and universities can create equitable value for their students and an action agenda to help guide changes in policy and practice.
"We All Count is committed to increasing data literacy – and particularly data equity literacy for everyone. We make tools, write articles and foster communities that everyone can benefit from."