A Brief History

Sky Ladder & cap

The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) is an association of two-year and four-year institutions with the common goal of achieving the highest possible levels of student success through collaboratively sharing data, knowledge and innovation. Founded in 1994 by a small group of Institutional Research directors as a data exchange of college retention and graduation data, our first report was published in May of 1995.

Beyond Data Sharing

The Consortium has broadened its mission to include not only data sharing, but also sharing knowledge and innovation. We now have a diverse membership of about 400 colleges and universities and compile four annual retention reports. As well as hosting the annual National Symposium on Student Success and Retention, we host a webinar series and have created a dynamic electronic book called Building Bridges for Student Success: A Sourcebook for Colleges and Universities.

CSRDE is coordinated by the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis (C-IDEA) at the University of Oklahoma. C-IDEA is also the program evaluator for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.