John Ingram is available to talk about how big data can add value to marketing, no matter the size of your company or what role you play.

  • Educational conferences
  • Grant writing seminars
  • Business and non-profit associations

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"Great energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. [The workshop] was also a great way to get practice with type of data we use."

"There was some great tips offered in this workshop and I am grateful for those takeaways."

I’m off again to bring enlightenment to the masses. In upcoming training programs I’ll be showing institutional researchers how IPEDS data can be used to share their most important stories with the public, and why accuracy and consistency are so essential. Learn more or register.

I’ll present “IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution” on:

  • March 1, 2020, at AIR/TAIR in San Antonio, Texas
  • March 9, 2020 at AIR/INAIR in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • June 2, 2020, at MN-AIR in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Need to sharpen your understanding of finance in higher education? I’ll be giving IR professionals an overview of how the money comes and goes in the higher ed world and where and why IPEDS finance data are used. My students gain experience completing the IPEDS finance survey and benchmarking. That’s IPEDS Finance Training for IR Professionals at April 23 at AIR/CUNY in New York CityRegistration is now open.

Plus, coming this Spring…

  • IPEDS Student Financial Aid Training on May 26, at the 2020 AIR Forum, in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies, June 3, 2020, at MN-AIR in St. Paul, Minnesota

Getting Started with Tableau                                                                   When analyzing data, half the battle is explaining your amazing results to others. Tableau has become the go-to tool to visualize and share your results, quickly and easily, with clear, compelling graphs and charts. This workshop can help Tableau beginners get a firm foundation and greater understanding. It is also ideal for those who haven't yet purchased Tableau to help them understand all the benefits. Let's discuss your needs. Scheduling a face-to-face half-day workshop or just spending a few hours one-on-one might be best. To get started, contact me.


Drowning in IPEDS Reports? Grab onto this.                                        IPEDS is a great tool for students trying to compare college and universities, and every institution wants to be sure its strong points are clearly represented. That's why higher ed institutional research teams spend so much time on their IPEDs profile. I teach an online course that will show them how to spend less time buried under piles of data for their IPEDS reports.

Keyholder Efficiencies: Reducing the Reporting Burden is for data providers with 10 to 24 months of experience. It teaches you how to clean data files, leverage data at your institution, use process management, reporting and benchmarking to streamline the entire process. It takes about 10 to 12 hours to complete the self-paced curriculum. Watch for upcoming courses.

Are you a data driven HR professional?                                                I lead a free workshop for human resources professionals in higher education that teaches gain skills in compiling and submitting data for the mandatory IPEDS HR report. We aim to help them overcome these challenges: to use consistent data and to apply functional standard definitions. They will also discuss how to establish a culture to improve coordination between the data and those who use it. Institutional research and HR information systems professionals are also welcome. The workshop is sponsored by AIR and NCES. Learn more or register.

From difficult data to details that deliver                                                I'm always ready to support colleges' and universities' financial aid managers as they track and analyze data. This allows them to tell prospective students what the college average net price is. It all came together when I conducted the IPEDS Student Financial Aid workshop with education data analysts on April 11, 2019. The how-to/hands-on workshop was hosted by the City University of New York in cooperation with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR).


“Data can be your advocate,” says John.
"It is apolitical, objective, and convincing. With data on your side, you can move mountains – even if they started as molehills.”


John Ingram teaches institutional researchers in colleges and universities how to create or locate high-quality data and use it to make informed decisions. He works through the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) on these specific topics:

  • New IPEDS Keyholder (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)
  • Benchmarking
  • Institutional Research Best Practices
  • IPEDS Student Financial Aid
  • IPEDS Essentials
  • IPEDS Keyholder Efficiencies: Reducing the Reporting Burden