EDUCAUSE is conducting research into the state of learning analytics in higher education. In 2012 EDUCAUSE conducted a survey and found some interesting results. They found that over 4/5 of IT and IR leaders believe that analytics is increasing in importance for higher education success and more than 2/3 believed that it is a major priority in higher education.You can find some of their key findings from their 2012 survey here.
The current study is a continuation of their 2012 study and focuses on learning analytics and institutional/ business analytics. You can find a link to the 2015 survey here.