The Board of Higher Education's Research office maintains two sets of databases regarding the public higher education system.
The Higher Education Information Resource System (HEIRS) is a data warehouse into which each public higher education institution submits data at regular intervals during the year. These data are carefully reviewed by the Board of Higher Education before being published in the Linear Trend books. Once published, the data become the basis for the annual Performance Measurement Report.
The School-to-College Database is a collaborative project between the Board of Higher Education and the Department of Education. The shared database contains public PreK-16 (pre-kindergarten through college graduation) information. The purpose of the shared database is to allow the Board of Higher Education and Department of Education to conduct longitudinal studies of student success and performance and to inform policy decisions. This project was funded through the National Governors Association grant.