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The Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education (IEHE) works with institutions and individuals to capitalize on data to elevate the effectiveness of the work they are doing. We partner with senior-level decision makers, as well as individual contributors, to facilitate challenging data conversations, implement realistic institutional solutions and develop infrastructure. We’re well-versed in institutional data and analysis needs, including accreditation, assessment, benchmarking, dashboards, data coaching, IPEDS, IR infrastructure and student success.


The mission of the Institute for Effectiveness is to provide high-quality products and services to our clients to help them reinforce their resources, build institutional capabilities and enhance their effectiveness. Through our partnerships, we offer customized and transformative services that elevate the effectiveness of individuals, colleges, universities and higher education organizations.


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Completion is an important measures of student success; that’s why it is the basis for the RealityCheck Report. But instead of comparing your institution against the one down the road, the RealityCheck Rate allows you to compare your institution’s own expected completion rates against your reported rates. The concise report allows you as a leader to communicate where student success is happening and which student groups need more support. Since existing IPEDS data is used, there is no burden on your institution’s data teams.

Effectiveness Enhancements

In higher education, institutions and individuals are always striving to be their best. The Institute for Effectiveness develops tools to help them enhance their effectiveness. We design innovative and easy-to-use products, such as our RealityCheck Report, that give decision makers access to data and analytics that are critical for student and institutional success. Since individuals working in and alongside higher education are also seeking ways to excel, the Institute for Effectiveness creates tools that support professional growth and development.

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Higher Ed Influencer

Change is constant in higher education, and the IEHE understands that building and maintaining an exceptional institution/organization means continually seeking opportunities for improvement. We study and publicly share the kind of information we think will help institutions and individuals work toward a building a stronger system. We seek out opportunities for partnerships and research that will add to the body of knowledge and practice in the field and share them with the higher education community through the website, presentations and publications.

Resource Reinforcement and Capability Building

Through its partnerships, the Institute provides support designed to resolve current challenges and establish the infrastructure needed for continued success.


In providing resource reinforcement, the IEHE provides institutions with the expertise and/or labor required to complete institutional and program accreditation, institutional research functions, benchmarking and reporting requirements. The Institute supports clients in capacity and capability initiatives, including strategic and long-range planning, infrastructure design and development, and data coaching.


Support from the IEHE is customizable to meet the institution or individual’s needs, including staffing, duration, deliverables and face-to-face engagement.

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