In consultation with regional higher education compacts, data system experts, states themselves, and other key stakeholders, WICHE will identify several additional state clusters for inclusion, looking to bring total state participation to at least 10 partner states. States will be evaluated on their overall migration numbers, migration to and from other states participating in the MLDE, and the policy, legal, and technological environment in the state. States must also have an interest in and capacity for using data enhanced by the MLDE to address key policy issues as well as the legal capacity and technological commitment to fully participate in the MLDE. While it is likely that not every interested state will be able to participate in this phase of the expansion due to limited resources, the future vision of the MLDE is to add partner states as resources allow.
How can additional states join the MLDE?
Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange