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Institutional Studies

Institutional Studies serves the MSU community by providing information and analysis to assist with decision support.

Below is a series of easy to access and self-service reports including Data Digest, Planning Profile Summary, Standard and Entering Class reports, graduation rate, research productivity and rankings data.

Additional Data Sources for the MSU Community

Common Data Set

The CDS is the result of a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report published annually. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide.

Go to Common Data Set Home Page
Go to Common Data Set Home Page

Data Digest

A comprehensive quantitative snapshot of MSU with student, faculty, staff, instruction, research, finance, college profiles, trend, and benchmark sections. Available via Tableau in early 2016.

Go to Data Digest Home Page
Go to Data Digest Home Page

Entering Class Profile Reports

Reports on headcounts of entering class and student profiles by semester.

Go to Entering Class Profile Reports (Cognos)
Go to Entering Class Profile Reports (Cognos)

Fall Enrollment Report

Compares the entering class with historical cohorts, highlighting notable trends and changes.

Go to Fall Enrollment Report (PDF)
Go to Fall Enrollment Report (PDF)

Graduation Rates

Bachelor degree, six-year historical graduation rates, graduation rates by gender and race/ethnicity, rates for athletes by gender and sport, and rates by financial aid status.

Go to Graduation Rates Home Page
Go to Graduation Rates Home Page

MSU Scholars

MSU Scholars highlights the publications of MSU’s researchers, as reflected in Elsevier’s Scopus database, increasing the visibility of faculty and academic staff to local, state, national, and international research and business communities. It can be used to search for expertise, identify research opportunities, and facilitate collaborations.

Go to MSU Scholars Home Page
Go to MSU Scholars Home Page

Planning Profile Summary and University Metric Tools

By semester, course capacity, degrees conferred, and enrollment data. User generated PDF report from Cognos.

Go to Planning Profile Summary (PPS) Home Page
Go to Planning Profile Summary (PPS) Home Page

Rankings

MSU's rankings in undergraduate and graduate programs, and global rankings.

Go to Rankings Home Page
Go to Rankings Home Page

Standard Reports

Reports on academic staff, budget, course capacity, degrees conferred, students, and student credit hours by university academic and non-academic units.

Go to Standard Reports (Cognos)
Go to Standard Reports (Cognos)

University Metrics

University metrics including enrollment, persistence and graduation, graduation outcomes, financial aid, and budget.

Go to University Metrics Infographics (PDF)
Go to University Metrics Infographics (PDF)
Opportunity

ENSURING ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY

Providing financial aid, academic opportunities, and value

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Advance

ADVANCING INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

Enhancing a culture of high performance, guiding future plans, expanding top programs and research

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Building value

BUILDING VALUE

Increasing efficient operations, sustainable decision-making, energy and healthcare savings

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Future

INVESTING IN MICHIGAN'S FUTURE

Driving the knowledge economy, attracting talent, improving quality of life

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