Postsecondary Feedback Systems: Types of Postsecondary Institutions That Must Report
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Postsecondary Feedback Systems: Types of Postsecondary Institutions That Must Report

The institutions that report back to high schools in the feedback systems are typically public institutions under the jurisdiction of a higher education governing body. These include community colleges and other 2-year institutions.

Why does it matter?

  • It is important that high schools have all of the data available to help them improve. If only some institutions report, high schools will only be able to see a part of the picture of student performance.
  • Highlights:

  • Three feedback reports contain data from private and independent institutions.
  • Nineteen feedback reports are produced from data from public 2-year and 4-year institutions.
  • Delaware's report is based on surveys sent to students, and does not include data from the institutions themselves.

    Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agencies, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

    Sources for all data points are available through this link.

    Last updated: June 17, 2008

    Research conducted by Michael Colasanti. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org with comments or questions about this database.


  • Types of postsecondary institutions that must report
    Alabama 2-year and 4-year Alabama public colleges and universities
    Arizona Each community college district and all institutions under the jurisdiction of the board of regents
    Arkansas 2-year and 4-year Arkansas public institutions
    Colorado All state supported institutions of higher education
    Delaware The report is a survey sent to students and does not directly involve the postsecondary institutions.
    Florida All public postsecondary institutions and public career centers
    Georgia Public 2-year and 4-year institutions under the jurisdiction of the University System of Georgia
    Illinois Nine public 4-year institutions in the state
    Kentucky The public colleges and universities in Kentucky and independent institutions that choose to participate
    Louisiana All state colleges and universities. Two-year and private institutions that wish to participate may do so.
    Maryland All public 2-year and 4-year institutions and 14 state-aided independent institutions
    Minnesota All institutions under the jurisdiction of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
    Missouri All public 2-year and 4-year institutions
    Montana The 2-year and 4-year colleges that are part of the Montana University System
    Nevada Public institutions under the jurisdiction of the Nevada System of Higher Education
    North Carolina All constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina and the community colleges under the jurisdiction of the state board of community colleges and any private institutions that wish to participate
    Ohio All state-assisted colleges and universities
    Oklahoma All Oklahoma public colleges and universities
    Oregon All Oregon University System institutions (4-year) 
    South Carolina All institutions of higher learning in the state
    South Dakota All postsecondary institutions under the jurisdiction of the board of regents
    Tennessee All public 2-year and 4-year institutions
    Texas All public postsecondary institutions
    Washington All community and technical colleges
    West Virginia All public 2-year and 4-year institutions

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