Reports

Watermark’s higher education reports uncover trends and reveal critical data shaping our industry - from accreditation and assessment, student enrollment and retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and more.

  • Higher ed 2024 survey of college and university chief academic officers

    Higher ed 2024 survey of college and university chief academic officers

    In this report, learn what provosts think about hot topics in higher ed like AI, the current political landscape's effect on campus free speech, the effectiveness of accreditation, and much more.

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  • Using course evaluations as early indicators of student success

    Using course evaluations as early indicators of student success

    End-of-term course evaluations are a nearly universal tool for gathering student feedback, but due to newly available data, they may also be able to predict future student performance.

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  • Closing the equity gap: The results and impact of MMSI

    Closing the equity gap: The results and impact of MMSI

    The Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) is a three-year commitment of eleven North Carolina community colleges to assess and enhance the student success outcomes of minority male students.

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  • How COVID-19 Has Impacted Credential Completion within North Carolina Community Colleges

    How COVID-19 Has Impacted Credential Completion within North Carolina Community Colleges

    Two-year colleges have been experiencing declining enrollment for years. Learn more about current trends in credential completion and enrollment, and what they could mean for the future of higher ed.

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  • CHE Forum Key Takeaways: Modern Strategy For Higher Education

    CHE Forum Key Takeaways: Modern Strategy For Higher Education

    Read key takeaways from a virtual forum presented by The Chronicle of Higher Education which summarizes expert input on opportunities for institution-wide transformation.

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  • CHE report: The road ahead for accreditation

    CHE report: The road ahead for accreditation

    In this report, The Chronicle of Higher Ed analyzes results of our 2023 survey of 415 higher ed accreditation administrators. See what they say are the biggest issues facing accreditors right now.

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  • Higher Ed 2023 Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers

    Higher Ed 2023 Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers

    Inside Higher Ed worked with Hanover Research to survey more than 400 professionals in the provost/chief academic officer role. See how they view the current challenges facing U.S. higher education.

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  • Minding the Gap - Ensuring Student Support from Prospect to Enrollee

    Minding the Gap - Ensuring Student Support from Prospect to Enrollee

    Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Watermark partnered with McDowell Tech to tackle the challenge of lost data along the prospect-to-enrollee journey. Learn more about our solution.

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  • 2022 CHE Innovation Report

    2022 CHE Innovation Report

    In Spring 2022, The Chronicle of Higher Education conducted a survey, underwritten by Watermark, to better understand where innovation is happening in higher ed and on campuses.

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  • Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) Performance Progress Report: Spring 2022

    Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) Performance Progress Report: Spring 2022

    The Minority Male Success Initiative was developed to increase progression and completion rates and strengthen outcomes. Review the impact results through Spring 2022.

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  • Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) Research Brief: Spring 2021

    Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) Research Brief: Spring 2021

    Review preliminary impact results from the MMSI study, which demonstrates that success coaching, predictive analytics, and automated early alerts can help close the equity gap in higher education.

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  • Success Factors for Advising Technology Implementation

    Success Factors for Advising Technology Implementation

    Campuses are turning to technology solutions to provide more effective planning and advising services. Download this eBook to learn how to successfully implement software at your institution.

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  • Success Coaching Impact on Retention for Community College Students

    Success Coaching Impact on Retention for Community College Students

    Discover the positive impact results of ten North Carolina Community Colleges that participated in a study of technology-enabled success coaching funded by the First-in-the-World Program.

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  • Improving Student Success Through Proactive Coaching

    Improving Student Success Through Proactive Coaching

    This brief provides final evaluation results from the Carolina Works initiative, which aimed to improve retention and completion outcomes for students at 10 North Carolina community colleges.

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  • Student Perspectives on the Value of Success Coaching

    Student Perspectives on the Value of Success Coaching

    This brief explores the benefits of success coaching through the eyes of students across ten North Carolina community colleges who were assigned to a coach as part of the Carolina Works initiative.

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  • Minority Male Success Initiative Institutional Benchmark Report Spring 2020

    Minority Male Success Initiative Institutional Benchmark Report Spring 2020

    The Minority Male Success Initiative was developed to increase progression and completion rates and strengthen outcomes. Review the impact results through Spring 2020.

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  • Meeting Students Where They Are

    Meeting Students Where They Are

    Learn how predictive analytics can help success coaches use their time wisely, focus on getting to know their students, and focus on those who need assistance.

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  • Connecting Campus Data To Drive Meaningful Improvement

    Connecting Campus Data To Drive Meaningful Improvement

    Institutions that suffer from a lack of data or struggle to establish a culture of data-informed decision making face a volume of data that’s difficult to connect. Learn more in this report.

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  • Inside Higher Ed 2020 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers

    Inside Higher Ed 2020 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers

    This survey of 600 provosts & chief academic officers offers insights on recruiting and retaining faculty, program review, effectively providing quality undergraduate education, and key policies.

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  • Inside Higher Ed 2019 Survey of College and University Presidents

    Inside Higher Ed 2019 Survey of College and University Presidents

    This 2019 survey includes compelling (and at times confounding) data around sentiments on campus race relations, strings-attached donations, skepticism of higher education, and financial stability.

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