Analytics are processes of data assessment and analysis that enable us to measure, improve, and compare the performance of individuals, programs, departments, institutions or enterprises, groups of organizations, and/or entire industries. 

Today, leaders in higher education are using analytics to understand the performance of K-20 education, workforce organizations, transitions between learning and work and back again, and related issues.  Improving the performance of education and workforce development in ways that are financially sustainable is critical to America's continued global competitiveness.  This is a critical imperative today, as we reimagine higher education, positioning it for financial sustainability, post-recession.