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Institute for Democracy & Higher Education

Public Data Portal & Visualizations

IDHE creates data visualizations and interactive tools that are designed to provide new ways of looking at data.  Browse below to explore NSLVE data and more: 

College Vote Potential in the 2018 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Election

This interactive tool provides an exploration of the role of college student-heavy counties in the 2018 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin. In a race that was decided by less than 31,000 votes and in a state with nearly 350,000 college students, this data tool offers insight into the potential influence of college student voters. 

Wisconsin Tool

College Vote Potential in the 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial Election

In Michigan, college student-heavy counties played a role in the outcome of the 2018 gubernatorial election. Use this tool to explore the data and look at county-by-county analysis.

Michigan Map

College Student Vote Potential in 2018: Where Might Participation Have the Most Power in the Midterms?

This NSLVE data tool offers an interactive look at the potential influence of college student voters in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, including as a share of eligible voting population by state, and for the first time, by congressional district.

2018 Potential

2014 Student Voter Data

This data visualization provides a look at student voter data from the 2014 U.S. midterm election cycle, including broad demographic information.

2014 data

2014 Student Registration Timeline

When do college students register to vote for midterm elections?  Using NSLVE data, IDHE presents an interactive tool that allows you to explore a timeline of student registration and analyze the data across demographics.   

2014 Registration Data

NSLVE 2012/2016 Data Tool

This 2012/2016 NSLVE data tool is provided as a way to further explore the data discussed in our 2012-2016 National NSLVE Report.

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Virginia Student Vote Potential

This analysis looks at the role of college students in the 2017 Virginia election, looking not at how individuals voted (which is private information) but at the location of colleges and student populations in Virginia's counties.

VA map

Interactive Map: Placing Political Learning in Context

This tool is an interactive map to help students, faculty, and institutional leaders make sense of key data that may help or hinder political engagement.

Map - Placing Political Learning in Context