Data Guidelines
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The Utah Data Alliance (UDA) established Utah’s statewide longitudinal data system.  The UDA includes primary, secondary, and postsecondary education, and workforce data.  We coordinate and conduct research to understand policies and programs using longitudinal data. Our mission contributes to Utah’s goal of educational improvement and economic prosperity by providing information about the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of education and career-related outcomes.

Utah Data Alliance partner organizations include the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT), Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN), and the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC). 

Categories of Data
The Utah Data Alliance database contains hundreds of data elements related to students’ educational experiences and workforce participation.  The following summarizes the available data by category. 

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • State and National Citizenship
Program Participation
  • Special Education
  • English Language Education
  • Free and Reduced Lunch
  • Concurrent Enrollment
Program Participation
  • Gifted Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Career and Technical Education
  • ACT
  • AP
  • CRT
  • CLEP
K12 Enrollment
  • Community and Charter Schools
  • Attendance
  • Class Enrollment
  • Grades and High school GPA
K12 Completion
  • District and School
  • Graduation Cohort and Year
  • Degree Type
Postsecondary Enrollment
  • Course Subject and Number
  • Credit or Contact Hours
  • Grades
  • Term Enrollment and GPA
  • Enrollment Intensity
Postsecondary Completion
  • Institution
  • Term and Year
  • Degree and Major
  • Cumulative GPA
Workforce Participation
  • Industry
  • Quarterly Wages
  • County of Employment

Longitudinal Data
In addition to linking student records from K12 and postsecondary education to the workforce, the Utah Data Alliance can follow students across time.  The following table displays the general guidelines for longitudinal data availability. 

Additional Information
Go to to request individual or aggregated data or for additional information about the Utah Data Alliance.  Individuals can request information or view dashboards, policy briefs, reports, or aggregated data releases.