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Demographic Data Collection Tool®

Last updated: 9/25/2015

The Demographic Data Collection Tool® (DDCT) is a web-based portal for managing compilation of required demographic data into a report. This report is submitted to the Magnet Program office with the initial written documentation, redesignation written documentation, and annually by the final day of the anniversary month of the organization's designation.

Access information for the DDCT® is provided below for current Magnets and those who have completed the application process. If you are going to this site for the first time enter the MPD's work email address, then select “Forgot Password” link. This will allow you to establish your own password.

DDCT List of Data Collected [pdf]
Last updated: 08/28/2015
Download to guide your data collection prior to online submission.

DDCT Internal Demographic Data Collection Worksheet [xls]
Last updated: 08/21/2017
Download to assist your data collection prior to online submission.

DDCT User Guideline [pdf]
Last updated:12/6/2016
Download to guide your navigation through the DDCT.

DDCT Question Help (Definition) Guide [pdf]
Last updated: 08/28/2015
Download for definitions related to data collections

DDCT Sample XML File [zip]
Last updated: 03/02/2017


Please note:

  • Systems must submit a separate Demographic Data Collection Tool (DDCT) report for each entity and for the system level to account for system-level assets
  • Include the most recent annual or fiscal year data
  • All information requested is required, unless it is not applicable to the organization

Contact the Magnet Recognition Program Outcomes Analyst at 301.628.5264 or with any questions related to the Demographic Data Collection Tool (DDCT).