THECB Accountability Comparisons

As I mentioned in a previous post, I spend a fair amount of time working with data in the Accountability System produced by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). One of the things I always found missing in this tool is a way to compare one institution to another or to a set of other institutions. For example, at Texas State we often compare ourselves to the other emerging research universities (ERUs) in the state. Although the accountability system allows us to pull the data on the institutions, we then have to reformat the data and make comparisons manually. So, in an attempt to simplify this process I put together the following Tableau visualization of the data. It doesn’t include all of the measures from the accountability system (being able to download all the data is another of its limitations), but I did include many of the variables that are commonly used with a focus on undergraduates.