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Social Mobility Measures:  Special Report for 2017

The Equality of Opportunity Project has given NHEBI permission to include their data in out study this year. Please visit for the full paper, college-level data and more information. Principle researchers are Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner and Danny Yagan. The data was collected from the federal government sources covering all students from 1999-2013. The data reports estimates of both parents' (household) and children's (individual) income distributions by college for children who attended college between ages 19 and 22 in the realy 2000s. Note that because of the ages selected these are the more "traditional" students that attend your college. The college each child attends was defined as the institution the child attended most frequently during four calendar years in which the child turned 19-22. The study calculated college-level values as means over students in the 1980, 1981 and 1982 birth cohorts. When data for a college from any of these cohorts are incomplete, data from the 1983 and 1984 cohorts was used to obtain an estimate. An interactive tool based on the longitudinal data base (Overall Mobility Index) is available at

Non-credit module for the 2017 NCCBP

This opt-in module offers nearly 100 non-credit benchmarks to express continuing education division productivity and successes to internal and external stakeholders.  Non-credit continuing education programs, contract training, workforce training and life and leisure or life-style programs are all covered in this module.  The new module replaces Form 15 from last year's NCCBP.  

Financial Information form for the 2017 NCCBP

Form 21 includes Financial Information for your institution.  The four financial ratios plus the Composite Financial Indicator are standard measures of financial health for community colleges.  These indicators are becoming more important to community colleges and providing this information will make it possible for your college to benchmark their financial standing with other community colleges across the country.  In addition, it will allow IR to examine other aspects of the college (completion rates, persistence rates, etc.) in relation to these financial indicators. IPEDS and most accrediting agencies require most of the data elements used to calculate these ratios so this information should be readily available.


Crosswalk: HLC and NCCBP

Crosswalk: HLC and NCCBP (PDF)  This paper is designed to help you use your NCCBP results as you get ready to prepare documents for Higher Learning Commission accreditation.


Crosswalk: SACS and NCCBP

Crosswalk: SACS and NCCBP (PDF)  This paper is designed to help you use your NCCBP results as you get ready to prepare documents for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation.


2018 National Benchmarking Conference

We just finished a great 2017 National Benchmarking Conference and the participants loved it.  Please save the date for next year and plan to attend or present.  The conference attracts a wide range of participants from institutional researchers and executives to national and regional educational policy decision-makers who gather to learn more about benchmarking and best practices. The National Benchmarking Conference will be held April 24-26, 2018 in the technology-infused Capitol Federal Conference Center in the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, a suburb in the Kansas City Metro area.  

Save the date: April 24-26, 2018

Contact the NCCBP team here