IPEDS Feedback Report 2012

Introduction of IPEDS Feedback Report 2012

by George Guajardo, Director of Institutional Research, USAO

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) routinely provides data to the National Center for Educational Statistics in the form of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey. Information supplied to the federal government in this form is compiled and shared in a number of ways and to a large number of groups, including scientists, policy-makers, university administrators and media outlets. This information helps us track our progress on a number of key measures including retention rates, graduation rates, educational funding and student demographics, among others.

Given the length and density of the report in combination of the nature of social media, I will break this review into three pages:

IPEDS Data Report 2012: Student Characteristics

IPEDS Data Report 2012: Finances

IPEDS Data Report 2012: Completions

I should note that the IPEDS report this series of posts is based upon is primarily a series of comparisons against universities that are deemed most like us. Though I am not completely sure how this comparison group was selected, it appears to be influenced the by Carnegie classification system. The table below summarizes this comparison group for reference in the three pages mentioned above.