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Institutional Research Resources

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 and 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."

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations are a useful resource for learning about and supporting the work of Institutional Research. These include: The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), The Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest (AIRUM), the Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data system (IPEDS) and the IPEDS College Navigator.