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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Institutional Research Office administers a survey to Rochester College 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 Engagement and Satisfaction
Rochester College uses nationally-normed surveys to analyze student perceptions of their academic experience to identify institutional strengths and areas needing improvement. Rochester College participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in 2012. The benchmark results from that survey are available online. In 2014, the SERVQUAL survey was used to review student services. The NSSE will next be administered in Winter 2017.
Student Outcomes Data
Rochester College tracks the success of enrollees using standardized methods. Completion rates for first time students, transfer students, and student athletes are summarized below:
|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%|