SHEF – State Higher Education Finance Data Collection Process

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Technical Papers


Resources for Data Providers:

1.      SSDB Collection Overview (Video)

This video provides an overview of the new collection website for the State Support Database (SSDB), which houses data for the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) and Grapevine surveys. The video also covers the data resources available on our website, including the new interactive data visualizations in Tableau. Information is provided regarding registration and log-in, data entry and definitions, options to view a report preview, and finalizing/locking the data. New data providers are encouraged to watch this video, as it covers the history and context of the surveys, general guidelines and instructions, and a walkthrough of our key metrics and adjustment factors.

2.      Instructions and Data Descriptions

3.      Glossary of Terms

4.      List of Data Providers