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The VSA offers a suite of dynamic reports on key national metrics and a national dataset with data on more than 4,200 colleges and universities.

A wide range of institutional topics from student debt to student success metrics are covered. More than 350 variables are included in the dataset. Paid subscribers can download the data for further analysis and reporting.

The database supports a dynamic platform that offers a suite of interactive visualizations allowing users to benchmark their institution against other similar institutions on more than 25 key performance metrics.

Signing up as a subscriber provides you with interactive tools to customize comparison groups, the ability to download and print reports, and access to the underlying national dataset.

The cost to subscribe to the VSA is $1,000 for APLU and AASCU members; $1,000 for two-year institutions who participate in the VFA; and $2,000 for all other institutions. Each subscribing institution can add additional users from their campus community at no additional cost. The VSA is open only to institutions of higher education.

Please review the VSA Participation Agreement. You’ll be prompted to endorse this agreement when you log in to the VSA system for the first time (you don’t need to sign off on it until after the registration process).

If you have any questions, please send us an email at: To sign up, fill out the following form:

A VSA staff member will respond to your request with next steps. Once payment is received, the Primary Contact will be able to register online and add other campus users.

If you have questions about the VSA, please email us at