The Common Data Set is a product of the Common Data Set Initiative, “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 stated goal is to provide accurate and timely data to students and their families while decreasing the burden on data providers. In producing their publications and rankings, publishers “ask the same core questions: of institutions using the Common Data Set to define those questions and their responses. These data are also used in public accountability efforts such as the voluntary System of Accountability’s College Portrait.
For more information on the Common Data Set Initiative, click here.
This section provides Missouri State University’s standard submission and has comprehensive statistics on enrollment, admissions, financial aid, student life, faculty, and annual expenses for the current academic year. These data are used as the primary source of external surveys.
- Higher learning commission
- Peterson’s survey
- U.S. News & World Report
Delaware Cost Project: Faculty Descriptors and Productivity Comparison Summary
Annually, during fall term, Missouri State University (MSU) reports faculty credentials and student credit hour (SCH) production. Data used are derived annually, during fall term, from the Fiscal Year Delaware National Study of Instructional Cost and Productivity report which reports national benchmarking data of instructional costs and productivity by academic discipline. Institutions are reported in three categories: Carnegie classification of the institution, highest degree awarded in the discipline, and undergraduate/graduate program mix for the discipline.
Note: Collection of information from institutions is done approximately six months after the end of each fiscal year, therefore, there is generally a two-year time lag in the availability of these data. More up-to-date data can be found on the AIM Dashboard: Resources & Productivity tab.
Delaware reports may not align with data from other sources, such as IPEDS, due to possible differences in the data definitions and methodologies.
A comprehensive report can be downloaded using the links below. Summarized results are made available through MSU’s Key Performance Indicator pages, KPI 9. (note to self: open the KPIs, click on #9 and copy that link)
|Appendix 1: Undergraduate Programs by CIP Code
Appendix 2: Graduate Programs by CIP Code
Appendix 3: Accreditations