What We Do


To facilitate the discovery of high-value insights through data that:
  1. Support efforts by Princeton administrators to advance mission-critical decision making
  2. Contribute to academic research and dialogue on higher education


As an internal consulting service to the University, we partner with institutional leaders, staff and researchers to carry out data analytics projects. Some projects may include exploring, at the request of our administrative unit partners, the optimal uses and potential of existing Princeton data.  For other projects we employ advanced data analytics techniques to focus on collaborators’ specific questions of high operational and research value.

In July 2017 Princeton University’s former Provost David S. Lee, Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and associated faculty member of the Industrial Relations Section, established the Initiative for Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEAS) for Higher Education within the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


building iconGraduate Admissions

Expand access to graduate educational opportunities


Diversity and InclusionDiversity & Inclusion

Advance opportunity in higher education


Academic Labor Force and Job MarketAcademic Job Market

Catalogue faculty in U.S. institutions and identify trends


analytics graph iconAnalytics in Higher Ed

Help institutions improve operations and manage risk


Alumni OutcomesAlumni Outcomes

Evaluate the value and impact of higher education


Education Policies and StructuresEducation Policies

Examine institutions in public and political contexts