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Mutual Research Transcript Exchange

About the Mutual Research Transcript Exchange

The Mutual Research Transcript Exchange (MRTE+) data system is a database of student unit records (courses, degree completions, demographics, transfers) across Washington’s public higher education system. College and university participation is voluntary. 

MRTE+ data sources

Student unit records

A unique encrypted “identifier" is assigned to each student enrolled in Washington’s public higher education system to create a "unit record" in the database. One unit record represents one student.

De-identification deletes or masks personal identifiers — such as name and social security number, date of birth and zip code — to disconnect a person's identity with personal information.

The identifier allows researchers to track a student unit record over time across the community and technical colleges and the baccalaureate colleges and universities.

Gaining access

Institutional researchers at participating institutions are the primary users of MRTE+.  Each user signs a Notice of Nondisclosure form before receiving a username and password.

Once granted access, install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) connection established to allow linking to the MRTE+ server.

To request access, contact Darby Kaikkonen at dkaikkonen@sbctc.edu.

MRTE+ User Manual

Refer to the MRTE+ User Manual for background, technical requirements and descriptions of data sets.

Data Available in MRTE+ (as of April 18, 2017)

Academic Year CTC CWU EWU TESC UW WSU WWU
2014-2015 Available Available Available Available Available Available Available
2013-2014 Available Available Available Available  Available Available Available 
2012-2013 Available Available Available Available Available  Available Available
2011-2012 Available Available Available Available Available Available Available 
2010-2011 Available Available Available Available  Available  Available  Available 
2009-2010 Available Available Available Available Available Available  Available 
2008-2009 Available Available  Available Available Available  Available  Available 
2007-2008 Available Available Available Available Available Available  Available
2006-2007 Available            
2005-2006 Available            
2004-2005 Available            

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