Indiana University must comply with a wide range of state and federal reporting requirements, as well as other requests for institutional information from commercial and non-profit agencies. University Institutional Research and Reporting (UIRR) staff completes a portion of these reporting requirements for all campuses. This section includes the required reports that provide useful information to our colleagues within the university, as well as to our institutional peers and other interested members of the community.
The Common Data Set (CDS) was developed as a collaborative effort among college and university data providers and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report. The CDS is available for each IU campus and includes information on enrollment and persistence, admissions, transfer, academic offerings and policies, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, instructional faculty and class size, and degrees conferred.
Occasionally legislation will be passed down to institutions mandating the disclosure of speific information for public (consumer) information. Some of these historic mandates include the Student-Right-To-Know Act (SRTK), Equity in Athletics Disclosures Act, Jeanne Clery of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). These disclosure items are provided in the following views.
The primary reporting requirements of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) include the annual submission of “unit-record” data files on student profiles, credits, degrees conferred, and financial aid.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. The IPEDS system is built around a series of interrelated surveys to collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollment, degree completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, financial aid, and finances.