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.

  • Inside Higher Ed 2023 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers

    Inside Higher Ed 2023 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers

    View or download the report to understand how provosts and chief academic officers view the current challenges facing U.S. higher education.

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

    Mind 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

    Read the report to learn the top challenges institutions are facing and how to implement new innovations at your school.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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