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    The U.S. Department of Education IPEDS is the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States.  IPEDS reports for UW System campuses  are available from the UWSA Office of Policy Analysis & Research.

    Also access the  IPEDS Data Center  to look up additional data for one institution or compare institutions across the nation on a wide range of variables.  Data is available in these categories:

    • Institutional Characteristics
    • Pricing and Tuition
    • Admissions
    • Completions
    • 12 Month Enrollment
    • Fall Enrollment
    • Graduation Rates
    • Student Financial Aid
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Data Feedback Reports  - a report comparing the institution's data to a named set of peer institutions.
    Annual accountability reports , student statistics, and published reports about outcomes and trends within the UW System.


    Provides a source of basic, comparable information about public colleges and institutions presented in a common, user-friendly format. An initiative of the  AAC&U  and  APLU , all UW System schools participate in this effort. The UW-L college portrait is linked here.

    A required element of UW-L's participation in the VSA College Portrait is administration of a survey of post-graduation plans for all students completing a bachelor's degree in the spring semester. We publish annually the process undertaken to administer the survey and the survey results.

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