Institutional Data & Student Outcomes

Profiles, Enrollment & Student Outcomes

The data provided in the following dashboards contain counts based on enrollment status of students as of the university's office census day based on first declared major.  To be counted in enrollment reporting, students must be registered and enrolled in at least one course as of the term census day. This data becomes the official reporting record and is used to provide information not only internally, but to outside parties such as government agencies, accrediting bodies, and associations.

The official census date at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is generally the 10th day of classes in each term. 


  • Fall Student Profiles and Enrollment articulate the number of distinct students officially enrolled (termed "headcount") on the census date in a particular semester based on the student's first declared major.  

    Fall Student Profiles include incoming student mean GPA and ACT Scores (FTIAC only) in the academic proficiency tab. 

    Student outcomes speak to the rate at which students continue and complete their academic career.  

    Retention is displayed as first fall to second fall rates. 

    Student graduation can be represented three ways.  The dashboards display two of them: completions and completers.

    1. Completers - the number of unique students who graduate in a level in a term.

    2. Degrees Awarded - the number of unique degrees award in a level in a term.

    3. Completions - the total number of all awards conferred in each major distinctly in a level in a term.

    The three total counts can be, and usually are, different in each term and fiscal year. The differences are due to dual degrees and double majors, and the need to count all completions for each major.

    An example explaining the differences:

    An undergraduate student (student X) graduates with not only a double major but also a dual degree. The student earns a bachelor of science (BS) double majoring in mathematics and in computer information science, and also earns a bachelor of arts (BA) in philosophy.

    This student graduating results in:

    1. one completer (student X),
    2. two degrees (BA and BS)
    3. three completions (mathematics, computer information science, and philosophy) 

IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of survey components that collects data from about 7,500 institutions across the United States. The purpose of this report is to provide institutional executives a useful resource and to help improve the quality and comparability of IPEDS data.

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) -- a collaborative data collection effort initiated by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report -- provides a set of standards and definitions of commonly used data on enrollment, retention, class sizes, and more. Click below to find information or download our CDS for this year.