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Institutional Research


July 28, 2016

Introducing Peer Finance Dashboards!

OPB’s Institutional Analysis team and UW-IT’s Enterprise Information, Integration & Analytics unit announce seven new peer finance dashboards, available now in UW Profiles. These new dashboards join four existing peer dashboards. Peer dashboards use data publicly available through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to allow users to compare the UW to peer institutions…


April 28, 2015

New OPB Brief on Time to Degree by Major

The University of Washington commonly reports undergraduate time to degree, which measures the amount of time that elapses between a student’s first quarter enrolled at the UW and the quarter when she or he earns a UW bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate time to degree at the campus level is available through Public Profiles. A new OPB…


November 12, 2014

New OPB Brief on Graduates’ Earnings Report

Washington State’s Education Research & Data Center (ERDC) recently published the Earnings for Graduates Report, which provides earnings information for graduates from the state’s public institutions. OPB’s latest brief describes where the data for the report came from, discusses some of its limitations, and warns against relying on the report in choosing a program of…


April 15, 2013

UW Lags Behind Peers in Faculty Salaries

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released its report on faculty salaries for 2012-2013. Salaries for full-time faculty members rose by an average of 1.7 percent in 2012-2013, which offsets inflation (estimated at 1.7 percent in 2012-13). However, increases varied widely across institution type—pay at private universities was much higher than salaries at…


December 4, 2012

Updated Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard Now Available

Yesterday, the Office of Financial Management, in partnership with the Council of Presidents and the Department of Enterprise Services, published an updated version of the Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard. The Dashboard displays institution- and state-level data on student enrollment, progress, and degree production to help better inform policy makers and the general public. More information…


September 13, 2012

UW Slips Slightly in US News Rankings: Here’s Why

US News and World Report released its annual college rankings Tuesday and the UW dropped from 42 to 46 in the National Universities category, and from 10 to 13 among public universities. This drop isn’t as severe as it might seem. As noted by the Seattle Times, this change is a relatively small one. In the…


August 9, 2012

New Employment & Financial Aid Data Released

Yesterday, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a report summarizing fall 2011 employment data and academic year 2010-11 student financial aid data submitted by all Title IV institutions to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Here are some of the findings: ON EMPLOYMENT: Public institutions offered more employment opportunities to graduate students…


July 12, 2012

New IPEDS Enrollment, Price of Attendance & Completions Data Released

Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a report summarizing enrollment, price of attendance, and completions data submitted by all Title IV institutions to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in fall 2011. Here are some of the findings: Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the average undergraduate tuition and required fees at 4-year…


September 13, 2011

UW Ranked 42nd in the Nation

The controversial US News and World Report University Rankings have been released for 2012 and are freely available online for a limited period of time. The University of Washington slipped one spot to 42nd among National Universities in the US. The UW, however, comes in at the 10th best public institution in the nation. Although…


December 2, 2010

Seattle PI Highlights UW Initiatives

The Seattle PI drew attention to two major UW  Initiatives that were recently highlighted in a message from Provost Mary Lidstrom. Be sure to check out the new websites detailing both of these new efforts: Program Evaluation Initiative Organizational Effectiveness Initiative



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