Help – Census Enrollment – Usage

When should I use census enrollment data vs. regular enrollment data?

Use census data if

  • You are reporting on historical trends over time
  • You want/need to match official enrollment statistics
  • You want/need stable numbers that aren’t going to change from day to day

Use regular plan/term enrollment data if

  • You need an as-of-yesterday version of who is enrolled
  • You have a very particular question that involves attributes/information not available in census data

Although sometimes in the last case, you can pull a census population into the regular subject area to pick up other attributes or information.