AIR/National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute (NHEBI) Data and Benchmarking

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute (NHEBI) are co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop for IPEDS data providers and users.

This workshop introduces the fundamentals of benchmarking as a measure of institutional effectiveness. It is designed for individuals with little to no experience in benchmarking studies. Participants use data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the “Use of Data” section of the NCES website to learn about the types of comparison groups that can be constructed. Exercises demonstrate establishment of key performance indicators (KPIs) and identification of variables to refine comparison groups.


Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Registration Information

This workshop is limited to 45 participants. Workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted.

Workshop registration components:

  • Contact and employment information
  • IPEDS Experience
  • Brief description of how the specific curriculum offered at the workshop will benefit you
  • Supervisor's Contact Information (for Workshop attendance acknowledgement communication)
  • Agreement to:
    • Bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel
    • Arrange and pay for travel and hotel as needed
    • Attend the entire workshop and complete the workshop evaluation
    • Notify AIR immediately if unable to attend the workshop

Length/Time Commitment

3 Hours


Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS


If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-385-4155x2 or e-mail


Date(s): 05/04/2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Location: Overland Park, KS

Format: Face-to-face


Experience Level:

Member/Non-Member Price: No Charge (Free to everyone)

Presenter(s): TBA