VSE Data Miner is a web-based benchmarking service that provides access to over 350 variables about charitable giving to educational institutions.
The data are collected through the online VSE Survey. Subscribers have access to 10 years of survey data from over 1,000 survey respondents. The data can be organized into tables, graphed, sorted, and summarized. In addition, the site provides access to the complete surveys of all participating institutions. Data Miner’s functionality also enables users to create groups of institutions to study—called comparison groups. These can be designed manually, by listing institutions, or they can be designed by querying the system for like features, such as size, location, control, type of degree, and more.