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Colleges and universities are confronted with myriad challenges, and analytics can support institutional leaders as they make critical decisions. Yet, leveraging analytics can prove to be a challenge as well.


Not Set in Stone: Strategies to Break Down Data Silos and Increase Analytics ROI

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The use of data and analytics can improve decision-making at colleges and universities, yet we have not seen broad advancement in the use of data and analytics in higher education.


To help understand why the use of data in decision-making hasn’t become widespread, with a particular focus on the impact of data and organizational silos, Amazon Web Services and NACUBO conducted a focus group of institutional finance leaders and a survey of higher education professionals. Head on to The Solutions Exchange to learn more and download a complimentary copy of the study. 

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6 Ways to Improve Your Analytics Use


NACUBO convened six chief business officers who participated in the 2019 NACUBO Study of Analytics to discuss how they are navigating challenges and creating data-informed cultures at their institutions.

Read the advice from these institutional leaders in the brief 6 Ways to Improve Your Analytics Use.




2019 NACUBO Study of Analytics

2019 NACUBO Study of Analytics

The 2019 NACUBO Analytics Study examined the use of analytics in higher education from the business officer perspective. Findings showed that although colleges and universities are leveraging analytics to inform decisions, business officers think analytics should be used to a greater extent. However, findings also revealed cultural and capacity barriers to the integration and use of analytics.

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In addition to the report, two infographics that illustrate report highlights and an op-ed, Analytics is a Skill Not a Tool, are available.




Lindsay Wayt

Senior Director, Analytics



Jackie Agustin

Manager, Analytics and Research


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