Budget Planning Resources

Information about Data Visualizations and Tableau

The data visualizations found on our website have been created using Tableau Software. What is Tableau? Tableau is a visual analytics tool that brings Excel spreadsheets and data to life. The visualizations on our webpage are interactive and are intended to provide users with quick access to data to assist in the planning process. 

IU has recently entered into an agreement with Tableau to license its visual analytics platform. Click here to learn how you can take advantage of IU’s partnership with Tableau. Here you will also be able to interact with a demonstration of Indiana University Institutional Research & Reports Official Enrollment visualization. 

General tips for using Tableau:

  • Tableau allows the user to interact with the data by making selections from the drop down box in the upper right corner of the page to manipulate the views. 
  • If while hovering over a column heading a '+' (plus sign) appears, clicking this will expand the list to include more values. Clicking on a '-' (minus sign) will collapse the list.
  • Users are able to export the data into Microsoft Excel, as a PDF document, an image, or Crosstab by clicking the “Export” button  on the bottom of the page.
  • Users who have Tableau may click “Download” to download the visualization to their computer.

Data Visualizations

The visualizations currently available are market share, assessment summary by driver, assessment credit hour detail, assessment census detail, and Big Ten Tuition and Fees. Click on the named blue links below to view the reports.

Market Share

This view summarizes historical Market Share data from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2015.

Directions: Use the dropdown menus at the right to view the information by Fiscal Year. The market share distribution percentages will be displayed for the fall and spring semester of the selected fiscal year. 

Data source: July 1 Base Budget market share distribution for each fiscal year.


These three views provide historical data of assessment drivers for each of the academic responsibility centers.

This view provides a table of all RC’s assessment driver data for Fiscal Years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Directions: Use the radio buttons on the top right to select which fiscal year to view. Hover over the "Responsibility Center" heading and select the "+" to drive into the individual academic units with “Other Academic” and the “School of Informatics”.
Source: Official space, Credit Hour, and October 1 census reports for each fiscal year.

This view provides the assessment basis credit hours by student level and residency type. Hover over the "Responsibility Center" heading and the “Academic Unit” heading and select the "+" (plus sign) to drive into the details of student level and residency type by fiscal year.
Directions: Use the dropdown menus at the right to view data by fiscal year and student level. The chart at the bottom illustrates the credit hour trend by selected student level.
Source: Official credit hour reports used for market share distribution in each fiscal year.
Note: The credit hours used for assessments are from the prior full academic year. For example, the credit hours used for FY2015 are from the 2012-13 academic year. This is because we build the 2015 budget during the 2014 year, so the most recent data was 2012-13.   

Using the October 1 FTE census information, this view allows the user to drill into the data by fiscal year and employee classification. The chart at the bottom illustrates the credit hour trend by selected student level.
Source: October 1, 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013 FTE census reports.

This Excel file contains two tabs. The first is the FY15 Assessment Driver Explanation. The second contains the FY15 Campus Assessment Calculation.

Big Ten Tuition Trends

This view provides total tuition and fee data & trends for all the public universities in the Big Ten from 2010 to 2014. 

Directions: When you hover over each line in the charts, a tooltip will display the name of the institution, the academic year, and its tuition rate. 

Source: AAUDE Tuition and Fees Composite, 2010-2014.