Dakota State University Summary of External Surveys

Survey Instrument Completion Time frame Survey Content Information Source
ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire (IDQ)
By ACT
March
  • Institutional Information and contacts
  • Enrollment and Ethnicity
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Campus Life
  • IPEDS Fall Enrollment
  • Common Data Set
Campus Crime and Security Survey
By United States Department of Education
October
  • Criminal Offenses
  • Hate Offenses
  • Arrests
  • Vice-President of Student Affairs
Chronicle Guidance Publications (CGP) Questionnaire (majors) By Chronicle Guidance Publications February
  • Current Majors and Programs
  • Active majors and programs report from Computing Services
Collegeboard Annual Survey of Colleges
By Collegeboard
December
  • Admission
  • Cost and Financial Aid
  • Academics & Support
  • Sports
  • Deadlines
  • SAT, AP, CLEP
  • Majors
  • Housing & Campus Life
  • International Students
  • Common Data Set
Common Data Set (CDS)
By Princeton Review
February
  • General Information
  • Enrollment and Persistence
  • First-Time, First-Year (Traditional Freshmen) Admission
  • Transfer Admission
  • Academic Offerings and Policies
  • Student Life
  • Annual Expenses
  • Financial Aid
  • Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  • Degrees Conferred
  • IPEDS Enrollment
  • IPEDS Completion
  • IPEDS Graduation Rate
  • IPEDS Institutional Characteristics
  • Computing Services
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Annual Survey By Higher Learning Commission May
  • General Information
  • Headcount
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Educational Programs
  • Certificates & Degrees Awarded
  • Financial Strength
  • Off-Campus Activities
  • Distance Education Programs
  • Collaborative Education
  • IPEDS Enrollment
  • IPEDS Human Resources
  • IPEDS Completions
  • IPEDS Finance
Institutional Research & Evaluation By Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc July
  • Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Freshman Class Average (HS GPA & GPA)
  • Tuition
  • IPEDS Enrollment
  • IPEDS Institutional Characteristics
IPEDS - Completions By National Center for Educational Statistics October
  • Degrees Awarded 7/1 - 6/30 by CIP code
  • Computing Services
IPEDS - Fall Enrollment By National Center for Educational Statistics January
  • Fall Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity and Gender
  • Fall Enrollment by Age and Gender
  • Residence of First-Time Undergraduate Students
  • Total Entering Class
  • Unduplicated Count
  • Instructional Activity
  • Retention Rates
  • Computing Services
IPEDS - Finance By National Center for Educational Statistics April
  • Statement of Net Assets
  • Revenue and Other Additions
  • Expenses and Other Deductions
  • Summary of Changes in Net Assets
  • Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Component Unit that Uses FASB Standards
  • Revenue Data for Bureau of Census
  • Expenditure Data for Bureau of Census
  • Debt and Assets
  • Controller
IPEDS - Graduate Rate Survey (GRS)
By National Center for Educational Statistics
April
  • Overall Graduation Rate
  • Graduate Rate by Sport
  • Computing Services
IPEDS - Institutional Characteristics
By National Center for Educational Statistics
October
  • Educational Offerings
  • Student Enrollment
  • First-Time Freshmen (Traditional and Non-Traditional)
  • Admission Requirements and Services
  • Athletic Association
  • Admissions Office
  • Computing Services
  • Financial Aid Office
IPEDS - Human Resources By National Center for Educational Statistics January
  • Employees by Assigned Position
  • Salaries
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Human Resources
IPEDS - Student Financial Aid By National Center for Educational Statistics April
  • Student Counts
  • Student Financial Aid to Fall Cohort
  • Financial Aid Office
Market Data Retrieval (MDR) Technology Survey By Market Data Retrieval August
  • Distance Learning
  • Computers/Network
  • Internet
  • Computing Services
  • E-Education
Review Data Set (RDS) By Princeton Review February
  • Additional Information and School Spirit
  • Freshman Admissions
  • Campus Security
  • Computer Networking and Facilities
  • Admissions Office
  • Computing Services
  • Physical Plant
  • Student Services
Thomson Peterson's Annual Survey of Financial Aid
By Thomson Peterson's
February
  • Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
  • Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid
  • Indebtedness
  • Aid to Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Nonresident Aliens
  • Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
  • Types of Aid Available
  • Common Data Set
Thomson Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions By Thomson Peterson's June
  • Graduate Enrollment (Overall and by College)
  • Number of Graduate Faculty
  • Student Services
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Research Projects
  • Computing Services
  • IPEDS Enrollment
Thomson Peterson's Annual Survey of Undergraduate Institutions By Thomson Peterson's January
  • Fall Enrollment
  • Retention
  • Degrees Conferred
  • Graduation Rate
  • Student to Faculty Ratio
  • Admission Requirements
  • Tuition
  • Student Activities
  • Majors Offered
  • Common Data Set
US News Distance Survey
By US News & World Report
August
  • General Information
  • History
  • Instructional Modes, Services, Registration, Residency Requirements
  • Number of Degree Programs, Courses, and Enrollment
  • Tuition
  • Distance Course/Degree Offerings
  • Computing Services
  • E-Education
US News Financial Aid Survey<
By US News & World Report
April
  • Annual Expenses
  • Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
  • Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid - Fall
  • Common Data Set
US News Graduate Distance Survey - Education
By US News & World Report
August
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Academics and Learning Environment
  • Residency Requirement
  • Faculty
  • Student Services
  • Contact Information
  • Financial Aid and Tuition Information
  • IPEDS Enrollment
  • Graduate Program Coordinator
US News Main Survey
By US News & World Report
April
  • General Information
  • Fall Enrollment
  • Ethnic Enrollment
  • 6 Year Graduation Rate
  • Admissions
  • SAT/ACT, HS Standing
  • Applications
  • Transfers
  • Alumni Giving
  • Faculty
  • Class Sections
  • Degrees/Majors
  • Student Activities
  • Housing, Facilities
  • Student Employment
  • Programs for Disabled Students
  • Graduate Career Center
  • Accreditation
  • Alumni Office
  • Common Data Set
  • IPEDS Enrollment
  • IPEDS Human Resources
  • Student Development
  • Student Services
US News Statistical Survey
By US News & World Report
April
  • Assets
  • Expenditures
  • Depreciation
  • Operating Expenditures
  • IPEDS Finance
Wintergreen Orchard House By Wintergreen Orchard House March
  • Current Majors and Degrees
  • Active majors and programs report from Computing Services

Last Updated: 1/10/12