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Institutional Research

The Institutional Research group provides institutional-level information used to facilitate decision-making,support the University's mission, and inform internal and external constituencies.
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and various publishers. Participating institutions are provided with specific criteria for submitting data making comparisons between participating members more meaningful. The CDS information is similar to that found in the Fact Book, and also includes data from the following areas: student life, annual expenses, and financial aid.
Institutional Research produces demographic reports of its student body for the fall and spring semesters of each academic year.  Demographic trends describe the historical changes in demographics in a population over time.
The University Fact Book is an annual compilation of relevant data and facts about the University.  The Fact Book includes information  in the following areas:  enrollment, first-time students, first-time transfer students, academics, faculty and resources.
The University collects, analyzes and reports data on freshmen and transfer cohorts that trace the cohort's retention and graduation over a six-year period. Retention and graduation reports are compiled based on the entering cohort as well as certain demographic factors.
Title II of the Higher Education Act requires institutions of higher education report the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments  and other program data annually on the quality of their teacher preparation program to the U.S. Department of Education.