Institutional Data

The Institutional Research (IR) Office actively supports the university's mission by contributing to the collection, organization, and comprehensive analysis of institutional data. This support encompasses a wide range of services including the provision of research-oriented datasets, the execution of intricate statistical analyses, and the effective communication of findings via visualizations, dashboards, publications, and various other tools.

Below you can access many of the different institutional data sets, dashboards, and reports compiled by Institutional Research. 

Should you have a request for data not listed here, please fill out this form.

Click the links below to navigate to different data sets.

Fact Book

The Fact Book is designed to provide current and historical information about the University. It includes student admission, student enrollment, graduation, retention, and faculty data.

Specifically, the Fact Book provides:

  • student admission and student enrollment for the last five years,
  • student retention rates for the past nine years,
  • student four-year graduation rates for the past seven years,
  • student six-year graduation rates for the past five years,
  • student completion data for the past four years, and
  • faculty information for the past one year.

Please be aware that the drop-down menu in the dashboard is designed to provide specific information about a particular category. You will need to click on a category (or categories with using the "ctrl" button) in the term, college/school, or department you are looking for. If you make no selection, the Fact Book will display information for all colleges and schools. This is the default view displayed when you initially open the Fact Book.

If you are a Howard University employee seeking institutional data to support a specific process or you have further questions, not provided within this Fact Book, please submit your request via our data request form.

Fact Book

Common Data Set

Howard University Moves Classes Online Amid Rising COVID-19 CasesThe Common Data Set (CDS) provides answers to many frequently asked questions. To find out more information about the Common Data Set Initiative, including definitions of data elements, please visit their website.

Below are the Howard University Common Data Set(s).

Common Data Set (CDS)

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.

Below are the Howard University IPEDS Feedback Reports.

IPEDS Feedback Reports

Student Profile

Student Profile