We are happy to announce that an initial funding grant from the Spencer and Mellon Foundations has made it possible for HERI to place many of its historical data files into publicly available data archives.
HERI maintains some of the most comprehensive data sets on higher education in the United States, involving data on some 1,900 institutions, over 13 million students, and more than 300,000 faculty. Much of our student data is longitudinal, starting with survey responses for incoming first-year students and continuing with data collected at various stages of their college careers, and in some cases alumni.
Currently through our public access data archives we offer CIRP Freshman Survey Trends data , CIRP Freshman Survey data, and CIRP College Senior Survey data. Other data sets will be available in the future. To learn more about how to access these data sets click here.
For access to recent data files, 3 to 10 years old, we will continue to offer limited use through our data access proposal process. To learn more about this process click here.
Privacy: HERI complies with strict policies on confidentiality. No unique identifying information is present in the data files at either the individual or institutional level. While researchers have access to institutional characteristics (such as public vs. private, selectivity and other items necessary for analysis) institutional names will not be divulged.