KSU Institutional Reports
Access to National Benchmarking
Kennesaw State University participates in a number of national benchmarking surveys. Enterprise Information Management & Institutional Research (EIM & IR) coordinates and completes these surveys each year. Some of the surveys that EIM & IR is responsible for include AAUP Faculty Salary Survey, CUPA-HR National Faculty Survey, IPEDS, and U.S. News and World Report Surveys, Please contact EIM & IR for assistance and passwords for these on-line surveys. A schedule of when the benchmark survey results are available can be found by clicking here.
Common Data Set
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. The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Each of the higher education surveys conducted by the participating publishers incorporates items from the CDS as well as unique items proprietary to each publisher.
Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is the core post secondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Data is collected from all primary providers of post secondary education in the country in such areas as enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty, staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. This data is made available on the IPEDS web site to students, researchers and others.
- Components Include:
- IC - Institutional Characteristics
- C - Completions
- EF - Enrollment
- GRS - Graduation Rates
- SFA - Student Financial Aid
- HR - Human Resources
- F – Finance
The IPEDS Data Center is a consumer information tool designed to enable students, institutions, and university administrators to compare a post secondary institution to a customizable group of peer or aspirational institutions. It provides a variety of analytical features for peer analysis. This includes the ability to create new calculated variables, to sort and rank schools based on the data items selected, and to view standard report templates.
A summary level snapshot of the data results are provided to the institutions each year. The following are the IPEDS Data Feedback Reports (DFRs) for KSU:
National Center for Education Statistics
Part of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education-related data. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, analyze, and report statistics on American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.
The Education Trust advances its mission along several fronts, from raising its voice in national and state policy debates to helping teachers improve instruction in their classrooms. Regardless of where it occurs, the Education Trust’s work maintains a relentless focus on improving the education of all students, and particularly those students whom the system has traditionally left behind.
The Education Trust provides:
- Advocacy that encourages schools, colleges, and whole communities to mount effective campaigns so that all their students will reach high levels of academic achievement.
- Analysis and expert testimony on policies intended to improve education; and writing and speaking for professional and general audiences about educational patterns and practices — both those that cause and those that close achievement gaps between groups of students.
- Research and wide public dissemination of data identifying achievement patterns among different groups of students.
- Assistance to school districts, colleges, and community-based organizations to help their efforts at raising student achievement, especially among minority and poor students.