The National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute
The National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute (NHEBI) at Johnson County Community College has worked with more than 450 community colleges on two national data consortia, the National Community College Cost & Productivity Project (Cost & Productivity Project) - formerly "The Kansas Study" - and the National Community College Benchmark Project
The foundations of NHEBI were laid when Dr. Jeff Seybert received funding from the Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to establish "The Kansas Study". At the same time the NCCBP was conceived with the generous support of Johnson County Community College.
The long-term success of both projects has made NHEBI the largest provider of community college benchmarking and peer comparison services in the country.
National Community College Cost & Productivity Project (Cost & Productivity Project)
The Cost & Productivity Project was created as "The Kansas Study of Community College Instructional Costs and Productivity" in 2004. The Cost & Productivity Project provides discipline-level data and benchmarks for staffing plans and decisions about faculty positions, for academic program planning and assessment, and for documentation of compliance for accreditation purposes.
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National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP)
Responding to requirements for inter-institutional comparisons, Johnson County Community College established the National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP)
with other colleges from across the United States to standardize a nation-wide benchmark reporting process. The NCCBP provides institutions with high-level benchmarks on institutional demographics, student outcomes, student demographics, financial, HR and workforce development data.
Companion Study for Four-Year Institutions
Participation in the NCCCPP is only available to two-year institutions of higher education. A companion study is available for four-year institutions, and more information can be found at the Delaware Cost Study