Research and Data

Over the last four years, we’ve steadily built our capacity to collect, aggregate and analyse data. We have been working diligently to learn from all of the types of data we collect, building systems to gather, portray and share it in usable forms with our members.


CIS KnowledgeBase 

We are in a unique position in working closely with over 1300 international schools and universities located in 123 countries. We share data that CIS member schools and higher education institutions can use to inform decisions and set benchmarks.

We offer a series of online data dashboards exclusively for university and school members including:

  • Regional Data Dashboard: School leaders can compare key data indicators across the CIS membership network to inform decisions and set benchmarks.
  • International Student Financial Aid Data: High school guidance counsellors can use this resource to inform students' university application processes.
  • Community Survey Reports: During the accreditation process, each school administers the CIS Community Survey with their community. Schools can compare Community Survey results with other CIS accredited schools.
  • Compensation Surveys: Our annual Head of School Compensation Survey along with a survey for teachers and other school leaders are valuable resources to learn how compensation packages compare to those of other schools of similar size around the world and in your region.

CIS members should visit the CIS Community portal to learn more.

You can also read about research and data across the CIS community on the CIS Perspectives blog.