The knowledge management team improves data, knowledge and information systems within ICB and across our institutional partners, helping them accelerate the adoption of continuous improvement practices and data-driven processes that improve institutional outcomes.

  • Strengthens the capabilities and decision-making capacity of institutions through the development and sharing of actionable data and information.
  • Improves data literacy and systems among institutions to promote proficiency and data-informed cultures.
  • Amplifies knowledge and information that uplift the legacy, impact and potential of Black colleges and universities.

For more information on Knowledge Management at the Institute for Capacity Building, contact Phillip Wallace,

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“Talladega is a key economic driver. We are working on the data to inform our community partnership plans.”


Data for Equity: Closing Racial and Economic Gaps Through a Federal-State Partnership

Racial and economic equity gaps in college access, attainment, and post-enrollment outcomes persist despite attempts to close them over multiple decades. Systemic barriers, such as the declining purchasing power of Pell Grants, inequitable resources across colleges, and job market discrimination, make it more difficult for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and students from low income backgrounds to not only complete their degree, but also receive the same returns on those degrees as their White and higher-income peers.

Develop a Data-Informed Campus Culture

At a time when increased degree completion matters not just to institutions but also to state governments seeking to meet workforce demands and attainment goals, institutions use high-quality data to help them get students across the finish line.

Economic mobility conundrums: A Closer Look at the Opportunity Insights University Rankings

For years, it was common wisdom that the best colleges had highly selective admissions standards,
top research departments, and wealthy alumni networks. But there is growing interest in assessing
colleges on other qualities. Many observers believe that higher education institutions should be more
than places that generate knowledge and foster world-class research; they should also create economic
opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students.

Counting Every Graduate: Comprehensive Completion Rates at UNCF-Member HBCUs

The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute collaborated with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center to conduct a study to examine graduation rates using more comprehensive data than what is used in current calculations. Specifically, this analysis examined 19 four-year private UNCF-member, baccalaureate-level HBCUs.

The College Connection: The Education Divide in American Social and Community Life

Even as research continues to show that a college education offers a sound investment, more Americans are starting to doubt the efficacy of a higher education. Despite compelling evidence, scholars, public policy professionals, and legislators continue to debate the personal and societal benefits of higher education policy, with many casting doubt on the long-term value proposition. This report suggests that many of the conclusions that focus on the economic output are limited.

The HBCU Resource Guide

The UNCF HBCU Resource Guide will help you learn more about historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This document provides information on scholarships, college-planning resources, key facts about HBCUs and more.

Gallup-USA Funds Minority College Graduates Report

This study yields important insights for educators, employers, alumni and prospective students about the factors that contribute to great jobs, lives and experiences for graduates from every walk of life, with a special focus on minorities and members of underrepresented student populations. It also identifies the areas in which graduates in these groups are thriving, and areas to which higher education institutions need to pay extra attention.

Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report (2010)

ustainability activities already underway at institutions founded to educate America’s historically marginalized groups. It will serve as a campus sustainability guide for students, parents, college administrators and others.

Enrollment Management Practices at Private HBCUs: A Model for Success

The purpose of this white paper is two-fold: First, to make the case that strategic enrollment management, properly designed and carried out, can be a catalyst for transforming American higher education. Second, to offer private HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions a model for success in enrollment management.