The foundations of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute (NHEBI) at Johnson County Community College were laid over 11 years ago. Initial funding was received from the Department of Educations’ Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). This funding established "The Kansas Study", which we now call the Cost and Productivity Project. At the same time the National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP) was conceived to take a “balanced scorecard” approach to community college benchmarking.
Since 2004, over 450 community colleges have participated in the data-collection and reporting process for the projects. These projects make NHEBI the first and largest provider of community college benchmarking and peer comparison services in the nation.
In addition to the two national data consortia mentioned above, the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College is currently working on two additional benchmarking projects: Workforce Training Benchmarking and this project.