CUPA-HR’s research publications and interactive graphics highlight trends and issues around higher ed workforce planning, pay equity, representation of women and racial/ethnic minorities, and more.

July 2022

The CUPA-HR 2022 Higher Education Employee Retention Survey: Initial Results

This report provides an overview of what proportion of the higher ed workforce is at risk for leaving, why they’re con...

April 2022

The Development, Fundraising, and Alumni Relations Workforce in Higher Education

In this report, we examine the demographics, salaries, retention, diversity and pay equity of fundraising employees in h...

February 2022

The Representation of Women and Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the Workforce of MSIs

This report provides an examination of the racial/ethnic and gender composition of the MSI workforce and assesses how we...

January 2022

Women in the Leadership Pipeline Have Better Representation and Pay With Female Presidents and Provosts

This report examines whether institutions with women presidents or provosts have higher representation and pay for women...

November 2021

The Promotion of Women and People of Color in Higher Ed Faculty

In 2020-21, the representation of racial/ethnic minorities declined with each increase in faculty rank. Explore the data...

November 2021

Providing Remote Work Opportunities Will Aid Your Retention Efforts

This report examines the relation between the misalignment of preferred and actual work arrangements and the likelihood ...

March 2021

How Will Minimum Wage Changes Impact Higher Ed?

This CUPA-HR research brief explores through several different lenses the impact of increasing the minimum wage to $15.

February 2021

The Higher Ed Skilled Craft Workforce

This brief focuses on pay, aging, diversity and equity in the skilled craft workforce, as well as opportunities for grow...

August 2020

The Higher Ed HR Workforce

In this report, we examine the people and positions that make up the higher ed HR workforce, including demographics, HR ...

August 2020

Interactive Graphic: The Higher Ed HR Workforce

This interactive graphic explores the HR workforce in higher education, including HR staff size, representation, pay and...

June 2020

The Black and White Higher Education Workforce

This interactive graphic explores the representation and pay of Black employees across the higher education workforce an...

May 2020

Faculty in the Health Professions

This brief explores the state of the full-time health professions faculty workforce, including composition, overall grow...