The VSA is a robust, interactive, and user-friendly platform for colleges and universities to compare and analyze key performance metrics across institutions. The VSA allows users to build custom analytical and graphical reports with the SAS-Visual Analytics platform in just minutes and eliminates the need to spend days searching, downloading, integrating, and analyzing data. Subscribers can add as many campus users as they would like and download the entire custom dataset. The VSA is supported by APLU and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
Designed by institutions for institutions, the VSA offers more than 25 benchmarking reports based on a custom national dataset containing more than 350 variables from roughly 4,200 institutions. Data include: enrollment, cost of attendance, graduation rate, R&D expenditures, financial aid, admissions, student-faculty ratio, Student Achievement Measure metrics and much, much more.
Each interactive report offers a national profile of a population of institutions defined by the subscriber. In addition, users may benchmark their institution against a custom comparison group and all reports can be downloaded and printed. the VSA offers trend reports with 9 years of integrated national data and new data sources will be added in 2019.