The documents, offices, and data sets listed below provide valuable information on Shepherd University’s academic programs, faculty productivity, student demographic information, as well as comparative data sets with peer groups such as COPLAC and those determined by IPEDS.
- Office of Institutional Research: provides information on academic programs, student profiles, and data related to retention, persistence and completion rates:
- Institutional Compact: This documents is a state-mandated planning document demonstrating how Shepherd University’s institutional goals align with those of the State and the West Virginia Higher Education Commission’s master plan for higher education.
- 2016-2017 COPLAC Common Data Set: Comparative data set of nearly 30 peer institutions in this organization of public liberal arts universities.
IPEDS Data Feedback Reports
- 2019 IPEDS Data Feedback Report
- 2018 IPEDS Data Feedback Report
- 2017 IPEDS Data Feedback Report
- 2016 IPEDS Data Feedback Report
- 2015 IPEDS Data Feedback Report
The timely and accurate submission of data to IPEDS is required of all Title IV institutions. IPEDS data are used to satisfy several statutory requirements. These data are publicly available in many ways:
- Much of the data appear on College Navigator (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/), the U.S. Department of Education’s college search site that receives over one million visits per month;
- The recently updated College Scorecard (https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/) utilizes several IPEDS data measures along with other federal agency data to help students and parents make smart college-choice decisions based on costs, value, and quality;
- The retention, transfer, graduation rate, and price data are displayed in the FAFSA online (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) when students are applying for financial aid;
- The average net price and tuition and fees data are used for the lists presented in the College Affordability and Transparency Center (http://collegecost.ed.gov/catc/Default.aspx); and
- The data are publicly available for download from the IPEDS website (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/Home/UseTheData/) and are used by institutions for benchmarking as well as by policymakers and reporters.
Academic Affairs Data Sets (2010-Current)
- Academic Affairs Data 2011-2015
- Academic Affairs Data 2012-2016
- Academic Affairs Data 2013-2017
- Academic Affairs Data 2014-2018
- Academic Affairs Data 2015-2019
- Academic Affairs Data 2016-2020