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NACUBO is pleased to present the newly expanded NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool. This complimentary tool allows current NACUBO member institutions to create customized reports and compare NACUBO survey results against self-selected peer groups.

The tool, developed by NACUBO and the Exeter Group, and maintained by the Jillella Group, using IBM/Cognos Business Intelligence software, was originally unveiled during a session at NACUBO’s 2007 Annual Meeting, and has been expanded to include new data each year since 2009.

Data Currently Available in the Tool

At present time, the online tool is available  to NACUBO-member institutions that participated in the 2017 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study, the 2016 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments, or the 2018 NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Survey. If your institution participated in one or more of these studies, AND your institution is a current NACUBO member, you may now login to "My NACUBO" to access the online tool.

How To Login

  1. Visit "My NACUBO" on the NACUBO website. You will find the "My NACUBO" link on the right hand sidebar on the NACUBO website homepage.
  2. At the login screen, enter your business e-mail address and password for "My NACUBO". If this is the first time logging into "My NACUBO", or if you have forgotten your password, enter your business e-mail address and click "forgot your password" and it will be emailed to you. If you would like to change your password, you can do so once you are logged in. At the top of the left hand sidebar, click on "Reset Password."
  3. Once logged in to "My NACUBO", scroll down the page and click on NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool, in the NACUBO Services section. If your institution participated in the one or more of the NACUBO studies mentioned previously, the NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool will be available to you.

How to Use the Tool

A new online tutorial for the benchmarking tool is now available. This tutorial provides detailed instructions on how to use the tool, the types of reports available, and how to define your peer group. For optimal viewing, use Google Chrome and test your system.

If your institution participated in the one of the NACUBO studies mentioned previously and has logged in to the tool, you may also access the tutorial by clicking on the "Getting Started" tab located in the top menu bar.

For more details on using the tool, visit the NACUBO Benchmarking Tool FAQ page.

Future Plans

NACUBO will expand the tool to include more years of the Endowment, Tuition Discounting, and Student Financial Benchmarking Surveys. More information on these and other expanded uses of the tool will be sent at a future date.

More Information

Visit the NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool FAQ page for more information on the tool. The benchmarking tool also includes a "Getting Started" tutorial that demonstrates the tool’s utility.

Contact: NACUBO Research staff at

Additional Resources:


Ken Redd

Senior Director, Research and Policy Analysis


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