American College President Study: Past Editions

The American College President Study has long served the higher education community as the most comprehensive, in-depth, and frequently cited source of information about the college presidency and pathways to higher education leadership. ACE has conducted the survey approximately every five years since 1986.

2017 Edition

​The survey for the 2017 edition was conducted in 2016.

Report and Interactive Data Explorer

​Related Publications and Infographics

​Blog Posts

Looking Ahead to Diversifying the College Presidency
Higher Education Today | August 14, 2017

The Evolving Nature of the College Presidency
Higher Education Today | December 4, 2017

The Hard Work of Innovative Presidents and Teams
Higher Education Today | October 1, 2018​

2007 and 2012 Editions

​The survey for the 2007 edition was conducted in 2006, and the survey for the 2012 edition was conducted in 2011.

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The American College President Study is generously supported by the TIAA Institute.