What is the Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange?

The Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE) is a voluntary collaboration between states that allows for the sharing of individual-level education and workforce data in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations to give policymakers a clearer picture of the development and mobility of human capital.   With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been facilitating the MLDE since 2010. The initial pilot phase of the exchange included four states – Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  The MLDE is currently expanding to include at least 10 states, some of which will come from beyond the WICHE region.   

Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange