Dean of the Faculty

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research provides and coordinates information utilized for decision-making, reporting, and assessment to facilitate the mission of Southwestern University.  On this page you will find links to Facts & Figures and Survey & Data Reports for student, faculty and alumni.

Student ACHIEVEMENT

Student Achievement at Southwestern University  A summary of student achievement measures supporting SACS 4.1 accreditation standard (updated 11/2014).

Facts & Figures

Common Data Set

Institutions of higher education provide a common data set to those who are seeking information, thus reducing the reporting burden. The Common Data Set includes information on a college’s enrollment, library holdings, housing, tuition, financial aid, class size and degrees conferred. (updated 2/2016)

Class Profile

A two-page historical profile (1996-2015) of first-year students at the University with respect to academic performance, standardized testing, minority representation, financial aid distribution, and geographic distribution. These data are generated by the Office of Admission. (updated 9/2016)

Retention Rates

Historical profiles (2005-2015) of the enrollment counts and retention percentages of students by entering first-year and transfer cohort. (updated 1/2016)

Graduation Rates
  • By First Year Cohort:  A one-page historical profile by first-year cohort from 2003 of the number and percentage of students who graduate within 6 years (12 semesters).  (updated 10/2016)
  • By Transfer Cohort: A one-page historical profile by first-year cohort from 2003 of the number and percentage of students who graduate within 6 years (12 semesters).  (updated 10/2016)
Degrees and Majors

A five-page historical profile (2003-2013) of the number of degrees conferred by degree type as well as various tables detailing the number of degrees conferred by both first and second majors. (updated 10/2016)

Surveys & Reports

A summary of the surveys that have been administered at Southwestern University and the subsequent reports, if available.