Education is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet students, parents and donors could know little about how this money is spent.

A whitepaper by Tableau shows how universities, polytechnics and schools can better manage their finances and share information with stakeholders.

Dry financial reports can be served up as interactive visualisations that tell a story. One American university has been using such tools to build confidence that people’s money is being spent responsibly.

There are even more benefits for universities using their financial and student data in the right way. Oxford University, for example, shares enrolment data online to show trends in student population.

It can help attract prospective donors, understand admission trends, share feedback and performance with teachers and benchmark against competitors.

If you would like to learn more about this from Tableau, download the full report below.