The 2015 Core Data Service (CDS) Benchmarking Report summarizes key findings from the CDS 2015 survey, provides a glimpse into the breadth of CDS data, and ultimately provides you with an opportunity to conduct your own benchmarking assessment. The customizable graphs contained within this report are meant to be used to assess your IT operation compared to that at peer institutions of similar size, control, or Carnegie Classification.
The CDS 2015 survey concluded with 813 participants. The metrics discussed in this report focus primarily on FY2014/15 central IT financials, staffing, and services from 718 nonspecialized U.S. institutions. Metrics are calculated for each of six Carnegie Classification groupings using the 2010 classification system (AA, BA, MA private, MA public, DR private, and DR public). These groupings provide the most granular breakdown by institutional type possible (given available sample sizes) and should provide suitable comparison groups for most institution types and sizes within the United States.