Higher Education Analytics Center

About

NORC has delivered reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide programmatic and policy decisions in higher education for over 50 years. The Higher Education Analytics Center at NORC leverages this expertise to provide targeted data analysis that informs solutions for higher education institutions, associations, and government agencies. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity. Our services range from large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal data collection and analyses through individualized consulting on discrete issues that can be addressed by data analytics. We also provide consultation on evaluation methods and data collection design.

Research Areas

Browse the research areas below to learn more about our work in graduate and undergraduate education.

Graduate Education

The following topics represent some of the many areas of research in graduate education that the NORC Higher Education Analytics Center is currently engaged with.

Undergraduate Education

The following topics represent some of the many areas of research in undergraduate education that the NORC Higher Education Analytics Center is currently engaged with.

Work With Us

University Partners

In addition to our affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC has worked with numerous institutions of higher education on a variety of education-related studies, including assessments of campus climate, faculty working climate, and data collection and analytics consulting. We have worked with individual institutions, professional schools within institutions, and coordinated groups of institutions, depending on the scope of each project. We are available to consult on or provide additional analytical capacity to existing projects, to conceptualize and carry out data collection and evaluation projects of any scale, or anything in between.

Associations and Companies

NORC works with professional and academic associations and other non-profit and commercial organizations that wish to collect data on or otherwise learn more about educational processes and outcomes. NORC tracks educational attainment and career outcomes by field of study to better understand workforce characteristics by both discipline and industry, and designs studies around the analytic needs of the client’s association or industry perspective.

Government Agencies

NORC has conducted extensive work with federal agencies, including the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and others. We have also worked with state and local governmental agencies to provide data collection, evaluation, and other research services. We continue to pursue additional work with governmental entities and remain involved in some of the nation’s largest educational research efforts.

Brochure
Higher Education Analytics Center

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Brochure
Insights in Graduate Education

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Contact HEAC


NHEAC@norc.org
(312) 201-4637

Jake Bartolone
Center Director
bartolone-jake@norc.org

Mary Ann Latter
Center Director
latter-maryann@norc.org