2017 Higher Ed CMS Survey

What does your school use?

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A survey of higher ed institutions to learn and share what CMSs are in use and what was in use before. This survey will close March 31, 2017. Please spread the word and share this survey. If you have updates to make, please contact me. Last updated Jan. 20,2017

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2017 Results

(survey will close March 31, 2017)

Chart of CMS in use by higher ed Chart of CMSs they left

Higher Ed CMS by School

tip: click column headings manually sort columns

SchoolCurrent CMSPreviously Used
Abilene Christian UniversityAdobe AEMPercussion CMS
American UniversityPaperthin CommonSpotOther
Augustana CollegeDrupalIngeniux CMS
Augustana UniversityDrupalStatic HTML
Belmont UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerOther
Beloit CollegeReason CMSStatic HTML
Bethel UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerOther
Bluffton UniversityOmniUpdate OU CampusHomegrown CMS
Brandeis UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Bucknell UniversityIngeniux CMSOther
Calvin CollegedotCMSStatic HTML
Carleton CollegeReason CMSStatic HTML
Cedarville UniversitySiteCore Web Experience ManagerStatic HTML
College of Southern MarylandPercussion CMSOther
College of the Holy CrossDrupalOther
Columbus State Community CollegeOmniUpdate OU CampusOther
Cornell Law SchoolPaperthin CommonSpotStatic HTML
Crafton Hills CollegeOmniUpdate OU CampusSiteCore Web Experience Manager
CSU Channel IslandsOmniUpdate OU CampusOther
DeSales UniversityProgress SitefinityOther
Douglas CollegeSiteCore Web Experience ManagerOther
East Stroudsburg UniversityOmniUpdate OU CampusOther
Eastern Iowa Community CollegesOmniUpdate OU CampusSerena
Florida State UniversityDrupalOther
Geneva CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerOther
George Mason UniversityDrupalPaperthin CommonSpot
Hofstra UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerOther
Housatonic Community CollegeJoomlaStatic HTML
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerEktron CMS
Isothermal Community CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Ivey Business SchoolUmbracoHannon Hill Cascade Server
Jacksonville State UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerOther
Kalamazoo CollegeReason CMSStatic HTML
Marywood UniversitydotCMSStatic HTML
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerHomegrown CMS
Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesdotCMSExpressionEngine
Middlebury CollegeDrupalOther
Mills CollegeOmniUpdate OU CampusStatic HTML
Milwaukee School of EngineeringWordPressdotCMS
New York UniversityAdobe AEMOther
Nicholls State UniversityWordPressStatic HTML
North Idaho CollegeHomegrown CMSOther
Northwestern University – SPSHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Nova Scotia Community CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Oakton Community CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Oglethorpe UniversityWordPressAdobe Contribute
Oxford College of Emory UniversityMura CMSdotCMS
Princeton UniversityOtherOther
Providence CollegeMS SharepointOther
Queen’s UniversityDrupalOther
Randolph-Macon CollegeOtherSiteCore Web Experience Manager
Reed CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
San Bernardino Community College DistrictOmniUpdate OU CampusSiteCore Web Experience Manager
Seton Hall UniversityPaperthin CommonSpotStatic HTML
Simon Fraser UniversityAdobe AEMOther
Southern Illinois UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Southwestern UniversityLiveWhaleStatic HTML
St. Olaf CollegeWordPressOther
Sauk Valley Community CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerHomegrown CMS
Southern Utah UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerAdobe Contribute
Stony Brook UniversityOmniUpdate OU CampusStatic HTML
SUNY PlattsburghOtherHomegrown CMS
SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerAdobe Contribute
Tarleton State UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerAdobe Contribute
Truman State UniversityWordPressOther
Union CollegeHannon Hill Cascade ServerHomegrown CMS
United States Naval AcademyHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
University of AkrondotCMSHomegrown CMS
University at AlbanyDrupalOther
University at BuffaloOtherStatic HTML
UCLA Graduate EducationWordPressStatic HTML
University of California, Santa CruzHannon Hill Cascade ServerOther
University of Chicago Law SchoolDrupalOther
University of DelawareAdobe AEMWordPress
University of IowaDrupalStatic HTML
University of MelbourneSquiz MatrixStatic HTML
University of Nevada Las VegasDrupalOther
University of North FloridaEktron CMSStatic HTML
University of North GeorgiaHannon Hill Cascade ServerEktron CMS
University of RichmondHannon Hill Cascade ServerHomegrown CMS
University of San DiegoHannon Hill Cascade ServerAdobe Contribute
University of Southern IndianaUmbracoOther
University of the PacificIngeniux CMSStatic HTML
University of RochesterHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustondotCMSStatic HTML
University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science, Department of HistoryDrupalOther
University of Western OntarioHannon Hill Cascade ServerJoomla
Virginia TechAdobe AEMPercussion CMS
WA State Board for Community and Technical CollegesOmniUpdate OU CampusAdobe Contribute
Wake ForestWordPressStatic HTML
Western Kentucky UniversityOmniUpdate OU CampusStatic HTML
Western Michigan UniversityDrupalStatic HTML
William & MaryHannon Hill Cascade ServerHomegrown CMS
Wright State UniversityDrupalOther
Minot State UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerAdobe Contribute
Gettysburg CollegedotCMSStatic HTML
James Madison UniversityHannon Hill Cascade ServerHomegrown CMS
University of California, IrvineHannon Hill Cascade ServerStatic HTML
Vancouver Island UniversityDrupalAdobe Contribute

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2 thoughts on “2017 Higher Ed CMS Survey

  1. Take these results with a grain of salt. On a quick review I was able to spot 2 that I know to be inaccurate, based on a review of higher ed websites within a 50 mi radius of my school. On spot-checking I was able to find another.

    For example:

    University of Rochester does NOT use Hannon Hill Cascade CMS, at least not in any obvious way. They primarily use an array of WordPress instances. (I suppose it’s conceivable they might be using WordPress to _render_ Cascade CMS pages, but why? And that they’d feel a need to do that would be a very significant fact that should be captured in the survey.) They did use Cascade CMS as of 2012, so it’s possible the person filling the survey got the fields reversed.

    University at Buffalo uses AdobeCQ. This is functionally equivalent to using Adobe AEM. They seem to use CQ across all the main program sites, with a few exceptions such as distinct schools or sub-institutions using other products.

    On a hunch I checked University at Albany. They do not use Drupal in any obvious way. What they have are PHP pages that include Dreamweaver markup.

    This raises the question: Why would people inaccurately answer a survey about their own school? There are several fairly obvious reasons, but they’re mostly a variation on there being no way to know the survey’s gotten to the right person.

    • Thank you for the feedback! You’re right re: no way to know if the survey landed in the right person’s email box. The only place I posted the invite was on the uwebd listserv. I also realized after I started getting replies that some schools have multiple CMSs in place. And there’s then the renegade group that refuses to follow the school standard.