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Institutional Research Resources

Institutional Research Resources provides links to relevant websites that provide history, requirements, use, publication and applicability of UHCL institutional research data to internal and external constituents.

Reporting Agencies - Reports, Surveys and Additional Information
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system
Reporting manuals, appendices and other resources for submitting institution and student-level data to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Data collected from Texas public higher education institutions are summarized into management information system database tables for query access
Higher Education Accountability System
Used to track performance on critical measures that exemplify higher education institutions' missions. The System is modeled on the state's higher education plan. Its major focus is on the four Closing the Gaps target areas of participation, success, excellence and research. 
Legisislative Budget Board (LBB)
A permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops budget and policy recommendations for legislative appropriations, completes fiscal analyses for proposed legislation, and conducts evaluations and reviews to improve the efficiency and performance of state and local operations 
ABEST System  Actual Performance Measures
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 
The primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States
Report Your Data (AY current)
Allows users to retrieve IPEDS data for current research
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education

Provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity.  CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 

Voluntary organization that encompasses all sectors of the postsecondary education community including federal agencies, postsecondary institutions, associations and other organizations with a major interest in postsecondary education data collection
Consists primarily of the latest post-secondary data from IPEDS and NCES to search and find a college using search filters  
Regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states including Texas    
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Other External Surveys
Surveys include U.S. News Best Colleges Finance, U.S. News Best Colleges MAIN, U.S. News Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, U.S. News Best Online Computer/IT Programs Rankings. Hosts data on nearly 1,800 schools including information about undergraduate and graduate programs offered, financial aid, student life, and admissions.
Surveys include the Annual Survey of Undergraduate Institutions.
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. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.
Surveys include the Survey for Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, CGS International Graduate Admissions, Phase I CGS International Graduate Admissions, and Phase III Benchmarking data. Services help member institutions assess performance in specific areas of graduate education and research and make informed decisions that benefit students, faculty, and the institution as a whole.
An independent federal agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…". Collects information from institutions granting research-based master’s degrees or doctorates in science, engineering, and selected health fields
Institute of International Education (IIE) has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding the international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. The census is based on a survey of approximately 3,000 accredited U.S. institutions. Open Doors also conducts and reports on separate surveys on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit (since 1985), and on international scholars at U.S. universities and international students enrolled in pre-academic Intensive English Programs.
Mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, collecting undergraduate tuition and fee information from various colleges and universities. 
Information for nearly 4,000 two-year and four-year colleges and universities, including data about enrollment, admissions, costs, financial aid, student affairs, academic programs. 
Other Publications/Data Sources
National Student Clearinghouse relieves the administrative burdens and costs related to student data reporting and exchange. We are a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization and the leading provider of educational reporting, data exchange, verification, and research services. 
Education Commission of the States serves as a partner to state policymakers by providing personalized support and helping education leaders come together to learn from one another. Through our programs and services, policymakers gain the insight and experience needed to create effective education policy.
National Center for Education Statistics

National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis (NCHEMS)

The Chronicle for Higher Education
The Texas Board of Public Accountancy  publishes the CPA passing rates for universities.

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Economic Analysis




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