Surveys and benchmarking

Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.

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The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.

Interactive student data reports

Access a list of interactive student data reports covering topics including student credit hours and FTE, enrollment, retention and degrees awarded, instructional activity by college and department, new freshman retention rates, student recruitment and admission, and more.


National benchmarking


AAC&U member directory

The University is a member of the AAC&U and this interactive dashboards offers a quick way to identify other AAC&U member institutions that are in the same Carnegie classification.

Higher education data resources

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