UD Data Sources

Listed below are data that can be used by departments for planning purposes.  Some of the files contain historical data over time (e.g. enrollment, degrees conferred, and student credit hours) while others contain information from the most recent term available (e.g. student demographics).  Some of the tables contain university totals; others contain totals by division, department, or major.  Also listed below are results to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

If you are looking for information not found on this website please contact Elise Bernal (ebernal1 [at] udayton.edu), institutional researcher for academics.

Institutional Data

Factbooks

The University of Dayton online factbooks provide a variety of information on students, faculty, and programs.  This information is maintained by UD's director of institutional reporting.  The factbooks contain information related to enrollment, class sizes, student credit hours, degrees awarded, staffing levels, tuition, endowment, and alumni characteristics.

UD program trends by division and department

Program trends are available for each school, division, and department at UD.  These trends include information related to number of faculty, class sizes, number of majors, student credit hours, degrees awarded, and number of applications.  The following files contain program trends for all programs at UD:

fall 2012:  pdf version   Excel version

University-Level Survey Results

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey of first-year and senior students conducted annually by the Indiana University Bloomington Center for Postsecondary Research.  NSSE measures students' involvement in programs and activities that help them succeed in college. Data can be benchmarked and used by institutions to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience, inside and outside the classroom, that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education.

Hundreds of universities across the United States participate in the NSSE every year, allowing us to compare the responses of our students with those from other similar institutions.  UD has chosen to participate in the NSSE surveys every three years, which gives us the opportunity to compare responses of students during their first year at UD and those same students during their senior year to see how the students’ habits and attitudes change between those years.  This interval between surveys also gives us time to review the results, make changes if necessary, allow time for the changes to take effect, then monitor the results of the changes. 

Results of the NSSE surveys in which UD participated:  2004   2005   2007   2010   2013

Graduating Student Survey

During the spring semester all seniors and graduate-level students planning to graduate in May or August are asked to provide UD with feedback on various aspects of their educational experience and to indicate their immediate plans after graduation.  Students rate their satisfaction with areas relating to academics, student services, and overall education.  They provide comments on whether or not they would recommend UD to others, as well as things they would change about their experience at UD. 

Results from the Graduating Student Survey are distributed by the provost to the president and deans.  Findings are used by the schools to identify areas of strength and possible areas of concern within their programs. The schools add these results to their other assessment data, helping them draw a more complete picture of their students and programs. 

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Elise Bernal

ebernal1 [at] udayton.edu