The Urban Student Affairs Data Exchange: Its Value and Uses

  • L. Sandy MacLean University of Missouri- St. Louis
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Strategic Planning


Metropolitan universities are distinct from other types in terms of their missions. students. programs. and budgets. Yet planning and funding decisions that seriously affect them are often made from a traditional viewpoint of higher education. The Urban Student Affairs Data Exchange shares financial. enrollment, and cost data useful to urban universities in matters related to accountability, benchmarking, policy, and strategic planning. A history of the project includes problems addressed, current uses of data, and special studies under way. Universities interested in joining the data exchange group may contact the author.