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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a detailed report with data presented in a common format used by most institutions of higher education to facilitate comparisons among institutions.  These data are used by the College Board, Peterson's Guides, and U.S. News & World Report.

UAS Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education developed the Carnegie Classification of colleges and universities to support its program of research and policy analysis. Derived from empirical data on colleges and universities, the Carnegie Classification framework is widely used in the study of higher education to represent and control for institutional differences and ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty in research studies.

UAS Carnegie Classification Table

Chancellor's Reports

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Peer Institutions

The UAS Strategic and Assessment Planning Committee reviewed the UAS self-selected Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) peer group institutions during academic year 2012-2013 and updated the list in May 2013.

The updated peer group institutions are public 4-year and above institutions similar to UAS in size (most are in the 1,000-4,999 students size category) and geographic location (Far West, Southwest, Plains, and Rocky Mountains). Data characterizing our peers is available through the National Center for Education Statistics using IPEDS IDs (the UAS ID is 102632), or from the institutions' common data sets or Institutional Research offices.

  • Adams State University. Similar to UAS in terms of Carnegie classifications for undergraduate instructional programs, total enrollment, percentage of master's and associate's degrees conferred, and average in-district tuition for full-time undergraduates. Located in Alamosa, Colorado. Common data set. IPEDS ID 126182.
  • Colorado Mesa University. Similar to UAS in terms of part-time enrollment and percentage of associate's degrees and undergraduate certificates conferred. Located in western Colorado. Common data set. IPEDS ID 127556.
  • Dakota State University. Similar to UAS in terms of percentage of all undergraduates who are full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students, total enrollment, full-time equivalent fall enrollment, percentage of master's and associate's degrees conferred, percentage of undergraduates receiving grant aid, and average amount of grant aid. Located in Madison, South Dakota. Common data set. IPEDS ID 219082.
  • Eastern Oregon University. Similar to UAS in terms of remoteness, percentage of undergraduates in the 18-24 age range, percentage of all undergraduates who are full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students, percentage of students who are undergraduates, part-time enrollment, SAT Critical Reading and Math 25th percentile scores, percentage of graduate certificates conferred, and average in-district tuition for full-time undergraduates. Located in La Grande, Oregon. Common data set. IPEDS ID 208646.
  • Great Basin College. Similar to UAS in terms of percentage of undergraduates in the 18-24 age range, percentage of undergraduates who are full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students, undergraduate and total enrollment, full-time equivalent fall enrollment, part-time enrollment, percentage of students who are part-time, percentage of bachelor's degrees conferred, percentage of undergraduates receiving grant aid, and average amount of grant aid. Located in Nevada. Great Basin College Institutional Research and Effectiveness Office. IPEDS ID 182306.
  • Northern New Mexico College. Similar to UAS in terms of percentage of undergraduates in the 18-24 age range, percentage of students who are American Indian or Alaska Native, percentage of bachelor's degrees, undergraduate certificates, and graduate certificates conferred, and average amount of grant aid. Located in New Mexico. Northern New Mexico College Institutional Research Reports. IPEDS ID 188058.
  • Oglala Lakota College. Similar to UAS in terms of remoteness, percentage of undergraduates in the 18-24 age range, percentage of students who are American Indian or Alaska Native, and percentage of bachelor's degrees and undergraduate certificates conferred. Located in South Dakota. Oglala Lakota College Assessment Office. IPEDS ID 219277.
  • Sul Ross State University. Similar to UAS in terms of remoteness, Carnegie classifications for undergraduate instructional programs, total enrollment, percentage of master's degrees conferred, and state appropriations per FTE. Located in Alpine, Texas. Common data set. IPEDS ID 228501.
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Similar to UAS in terms of percentage of undergraduates who are full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students, undergraduate enrollment, SAT Critical Reading and Math 25th percentile scores, percentage of master's degrees conferred, state appropriations per FTE, and average amount of grant aid. Located in Odessa, Texas. Common data set. IPEDS ID 229018.
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo. Similar to UAS in terms of isolation, SAT Critical Reading and Math 25th percentile scores, Carnegie classifications for undergraduate instructional programs, percentage of graduate certificates conferred, and average in-district tuition for full-time undergraduates. Located in Hilo, Hawaii. University of Hawaii at Hilo Institutional Research Office. IPEDS ID 141565.

In May 2014 UA Statewide Institutional Research and Budget published a report on the various peer groups for the University of Alaska System, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the University of Alaska Southeast.

UA Peer Groups Report, May 2014

 
 

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