AASCU has long supported federal efforts at promoting greater public accountability and consumer transparency for higher education. Accurate, actionable and timely data about higher education practices, costs and outcomes are critical for policymakers and the
public to make informed evidence-based choices. It is increasingly clear that the current federal data collection processes are inadequate to this task. We look forward to working with Congress, the administration, and the higher education community to design the secure privacy-protected infrastructure that
the nation needs for the collection and analysis of relevant higher education data.
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities(AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.