Our market data is organized in a dataset that captures system usage on a per higher education institution basis. For most schools, a campus is equivalent to an institution. But there are also cases where there are multiple campuses per university (e.g. University of Minnesota system with five campuses, or DeVry University with dozens of campuses) and the system decision is made centrally. In these situations, one decision will lead to multiple institutions listed in the data. In the U.S., the definition of an institution is guided by unique identifiers in the Department of Education’s IPEDS data, and each region or even county has its own way of defining an institution.
The dataset goes beyond “school X uses system Y”, as it also includes dates of implementation and decommission, usage as a primary or secondary system (there may be more than one system in use at a school), and hyperlinks to the public information documenting a system selection or usage. The definition of institutions includes information about its sector (public two-year, private non-profit four-year, etc) as well as student enrollments.