Institutional Data & Student Outcomes

The Office of Institutional Research collects, maintains, and analyzes institutional data about students and academic programs. The datasets and reports below are accessible to the campus community and the public. 

  • Interactive Dashboards and Reports 
  • IPEDS Data 
  • Common Data Set 

Interactive Dashboards and Reports

The data included in the interactive dashboards and reports allow for the campus community and public to access commonly requested data and performance metrics that are used in various ways throughout the University to monitor progress and success. 

  • Note: The data provided in the following dashboards contain counts based on the enrollment status of students as of the university's 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 15th day of classes in each term.

    • Student Profiles and Enrollment:

      • Academic Proficiency  includes incoming student mean GPA and ACT Scores (FTIAC only) 

      • Enrolled Student Profile articulates 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.

    • Retention and Graduation Rates: 

      • Retention is displayed as first fall to second fall rates. 

      • Graduation is displayed as 4-year and 6-year rates. 

    • Completions & Completers: 
      • Student graduation can be represented three ways.  The dashboards display two of them: completions and completers.
        • Completers - the number of unique students who graduate in a level in a term.

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

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

          • 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:

            • one completer (student X),

            • two degrees (BA and BS)

            • three completions (mathematics, computer information science, and philosophy)

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

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.