Institutional research involves the creation and maintenance of student and alumni data including enrollment, alumni statistics, student learning assessment, and institutional information. This data is used for internal decision-making and planning as well as external reporting to various agencies and audiences. This webpage includes some the data available for public use. Specific institutional research questions may be addressed to Larry Stewart, Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Research, at

Student Right to Know

The Higher Education Act requires all institutions receiving Title IX funding to make certain information regarding diversity, graduation, retention, financial aid, athletics, and other relevant areas available to current and prospective students. Most of this information can be found in the Common Data Set documents below. Policy disclosures and similar consumer information can be found on the Consumer Information page. The college’s Net Price Calculator can be accessed online as well.

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education. It contains information on student enrollment and persistence, admission, academic offerings, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, faculty and instruction, and degrees conferred.

2017-18 Common Data Set

2018-19 Common Data Set

Graduate Survey

The Institutional Research Office administers a survey to Rochester University graduates six months after completion to track their college experience and post-graduate success. Summary results from the last five cycles are accessible from the Graduate Survey Report.

Student Outcomes Data

Rochester University tracks the success of enrollees using standardized methods. Completion rates for first time students, transfer students, and student athletes are summarized below:

Incoming Class  FA07  FA08  FA09  FA10
First Time 6-YR Rate % 42.6% 43.2% 35.1% 32.8%
Transfer 4-YR Rate %  59.9%  64.2% 63.1% 60.7%
Transfer 6-YR Rate % 65.1%  68.9% 66.2% 65.2%
Athletics 6-YR Rate %  45.65%  42.5%  42.11%  26.74%