Research & Tools
From the NEA Higher Education Research Center, this is a prolific resource for research, data, and reports covering relevant, topical, and controversial issues affecting Higher Education.
Connect yourself to Higher Education online resources in your state or across the globe. Hundreds of home pages, agencies, email and higher education site links are just a click away.
This is a dynamic database of information, literature, and materials from some of the most respected names in Higher Education. These resources may serve as models for efforts to improve and expand Higher Education services.
Higher Education Research Center
The Center provides data and other research products to the NEA higher education affiliates. The Research Advisory Committee, composed of higher education leaders and staff, meets once a year to review products from the Center and to make recommendations about additional research needs.
NEA can assist chapters to analyze their campus budgets by using information that the campuses provide to the federal government.
College and University Data Analysis System (CUDAS)
CUDAS allows higher-ed members to analyze current data from their institutions, including such indicators as faculty salary, numbers of staff, student tuition, institutional finances, enrollment and degrees awarded, and create comparative reports with peer institutions. Data is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Facts & Figures
Student enrollment trends, faculty and staff employment as well as statistics about campuses with collective bargaining can be found in this section.
Find the average salary and benefit information for faculty on 9/10 or 11/12 month contracts, percentage of tenured faculty, and percentage of woman faculty by state. The data is based on the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Analysis System.
Higher Education Contract Analysis System (HECAS)
HECAS contains more than 1,000 higher education collective bargaining contracts. The system, updated twice a year, has contracts for faculty, support staff, and academic professionals. Access to HECAS is restricted to NEA state affiliate staff and local leaders. You must contact the higher education contact person in your state to be granted access.
Salary and Peer Reports
Data on salaries for institutions in each state are provided to NEA affiliates each year. In addition, affiliates can request comparisons for peer institutions based on full-time employment enrollment and E&G (education and general) Expenditures, or affiliates can select the peer institutions they want to compare.
The Update is a research brief that provides leaders with information on current research and trends in higher education. Recent issues focused on the numbers of part-time faculty, the numbers of tenured faculty, the numbers and categories of support staff, E-mail and privacy, retirement plans of faculty, and distance education.