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Institutional Research

Institutional Research (IR) provides timely and accurate analysis to support data-informed policy and decision making at MSU. IR integrates contextually relevant current and historical data from across campus to inform internal planning and assessment. As an official source of record, IR fulfills mandated federal and state reporting and is the steward of structures that support organizational functions at MSU. IR is a campus resource that supports data quality, integrity, and appropriate use.

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.

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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.  Offered in both PDF and Tableau  dashboard formats.

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 and Faculty Insight

MSU Scholars is Michigan State University’s instance of Academic Analytics’ public-facing version of their Research Discovery Suite.  MSU Scholars highlights the visibility and research activity of MSU faculty and academic staff, identifying experts for local, state, national, and international research and business communities.  MSU faculty and staff can login to the corresponding internal site, Faculty Insight, and search for grant funding opportunities as well as other subject experts with whom to collaborate.  Faculty Insight contains a link to FAQs and a User Guide.

Go to MSU Scholars

Go to Faculty Insight

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

PhD Program Data

Ph.D. Admissions, Enrollments, Completions, Time to Degree, and Placement Data

Go to PhD Program Data
Go to PhD Program Data

Rankings

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

Go to Rankings Page
Go to Rankings Page

Standard Reports

Course capacity, degrees conferred, and enrollment data by semester. User-generated PDF report from Cognos.

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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