OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH & PLANNING

Welcome to California University of Pennsylvania's website for the Office of Institutional Research & Planning.  Contained within, you'll find information about the office and its staff members and detailed reports about the University.

Mission, Function and Goals

Our Mission & Goals detail how the Office of Institutional Research & Planning relates to its constituents both on and off-campus.‚Äč

Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research & Planning is to collect, analyze, disseminate, and present information to aid planning, decision-making, and policy formulation at the University.

Goals
In fulfilling its mission, the Office of Institutional Research & Planning must strive for continuous improvement in:

  1. Data accuracy
  2. Timely reporting
  3. Actionable information

Primary Functions
The Office of Institutional Research & Planning strives to fulfill the following functions:

  • Improve the decision-making data base through working with the University Technology Services department to ensure the quality of captured data.
  • File regular and ad hoc reports to a broad spectrum of constituents requesting information, including government, accrediting agencies, colleges, and academic departments.
  • Provide analytical support for the President and other senior officers with evidence-based information about student learning, faculty productivity, program effectiveness, and resource utilization at the University.

External Data and Reports

Dashboards

 

Overall Enrollment
Overall enrollment

Overall Enrollment - FTE Enrollment
FTE enrollment

  Undergraduate and Graduate Minority Enrollment - Percent Overall
Minority enrollment

Overall Enrollment by Ethnicity
Enrollment by Ethnicity

  Undergraduate Enrollment
Undergraduate Enrollment

   Undergraduate Enrollment Full-Time and Part-Time
Undergraduate Enrollment

   Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender

 Undergraduate Enrollment by Residency
Undergraduate Enrollment by Residency

Fall 2020 Minority Undergraduate Enrollment
Minority undergraduate enrollment

 Fall 2020 Undergraduate Enrollment by College
Undergraduate enrollment by college

Undergraduate Non-traditional Students
undergraduate-nontraditiona

 

Undergraduate Enrollment by Ethnicity
Undergraduate enrollment by ethnicity

 
 

Undergraduate High School Rank: First-time, Full-time Freshmen Cohort 
High School Rank: First-time, Full-time Freshmen Cohort

 

First-time, Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment
First-time, Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment

 

High School GPA: First-time, Full-time Freshmen Cohort
High School GPA: First-time, Full-time Freshmen Cohort

 

Freshmen Admissions: First-Time, Degree-seeking Undergraduates
Freshmen Admissions: First-Time, Full-Time Degree-seeking Undergraduates

 

Transfer Admissions: First-Time Transfer
Transfer Admissions: First-Time Transfer

 

Freshmen Cohort by Ethnicity Fall 2016 - Fall 2020
Freshmen Cohort by Ethnicity Fall 2015 - Fall 2019

 

Freshmen Profile: SAT Scores
Freshmen Profile: SAT Scores

 

Graduate Enrollment
Graduate Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment: Full-time and Part-time
Graduate Enrollment: Full-time and Part-time

Graduate Enrollment by Gender
Graduate Enrollment by Gender

 

Graduate Enrollment by Residency
Graduate Enrollment by Residency

 

Fall 2020 Minority Graduate Enrollment
Fall 2020 Minority Graduate Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment by Ethnicity
Graduate Enrollment by Ethnicity

 Undergraduate Retention Rates
Undergraduate Retention Rates

 Four-Year Graduation Rate
Four-Year Graduation Rate

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Six-Year Graduation Rate

Degrees Awarded
Degrees Awarded

 

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

Graduate Degrees Awarded
Graduate Degrees Awarded

 
Common Data Set

 

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers 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.

This goal is attained by the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by the CDS Advisory Board as well as by data providers representing secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges. Feedback from those who utilize the CDS also is considered throughout the annual review process.

The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Each of the higher education surveys conducted by the participating publishers incorporates items from the CDS as well as unique items proprietary to each publisher. Consequently, the publishers' surveys differ in that they utilize varying numbers of items from the CDS.

2020 - 2021 (PDF)

2019 - 2020 (PDF)

2018 - 2019 (PDF)

2017 - 2018 (PDF)

2016 - 2017 (PDF)

2015 - 2016 (PDF)

2014 - 2015 (PDF)

2013 - 2014 (PDF)

2012 - 2013 (PDF)

2011 - 2012 (PDF)

2010 - 2011 (PDF)

Snyder Report

 

The Snyder Report gives detailed information about California University of PA's faculty output and salary costs.  Topics include:

  • Faculty and Student Headcounts
  • Student Credit Hours
  • Course Offerings by Funding Source
  • Faculty and Salary by Funding Source
  • Classroom and Individualized Instruction Assigned Credit Hours
  • Degree Requirements and Degrees Awarded

2017 - 2018 (PDF)

2016 - 2017 (PDF)

2015 - 2016 (PDF)

2014 - 2015 (PDF)

2013 - 2014 (PDF)

2012 - 2013 (PDF)

2011 - 2012 (PDF)

2010 - 2011 (PDF)

IPEDS - Fall Enrollment
 

IPEDS, or the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics.  This component of the IPEDS focuses on Fall Enrollment.  It collects student enrollment counts by:

  • Level of student
  • Enrollment status
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • First-time student retention rates
  • Student-to-faculty ratio

2019-2020 (PDF)

2018 - 2019 (PDF)

2017 - 2018 (PDF)

2016 - 2017 (PDF)

2015 - 2016 (PDF)

2014 - 2015 (PDF)

2013 - 2014 (PDF)

2012 - 2013 (PDF)

2011 - 2012 (PDF)

2010 - 2011 (PDF)

Internal Data and Reports

Internal Data and Reports

 

Contact Us

The Office of Institutional Research & Planning can be reached at the following address:

California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Institutional Research & Planning
Old Main 208 Box 23
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Steve Zidek
Director of Institutional Research
Room: Old Main 208
Phone: 724-938-4194
E-Mail: zidek@calu.edu

Hsiao-Ju Yen
Director of Institutional Planning
Room: Old Main 207
Phone: 724-938-4062
E-Mail: yen@calu.edu