Our History & Expertise
NCHEMS has served as a champion of the use of data and analytics in strategic decision-making for over fifty years. During the first decade, the focus of our work was on creating systems and procedures for collecting data. We led a major effort in this area with the creation of the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), the predecessor of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
In subsequent decades, we began to use analytics and models to convert data into information for users at different levels and in different decision contexts. Today we are leaders in creating data simulations and models that assist decision-makers in designing and implementing policies that address the postsecondary needs of their states.