About Data Center
The Data Center was established to house all aggregate census data that is collected and compiled throughout the year, which includes the following: University Fact Book, Department Fact Book, Student data (Special Reports), Faculty data (Special Reports), and the Common Data Set.
Any information not already housed in the Data Center would most likely be an ad hoc request.
To submit a request for information not contained on our website, please use the form below. Please note that you must sign in using your Sac State credentials. If you are not a campus member and have a request for data, please email your request to Karen Magana at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can check the status of your request here after is has been received by our office.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) was established to help the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) meet its mandate to report full and complete statistics on the state of post-secondary education. The IPEDS system is built upon a series of interrelated surveys used to collect data in such areas as enrollment, program completions, faculty and staff, and finances. IPEDS reporting is required of all institutions each year.
Produced by the National Center for Education Statistics, data feedback reports compare data we provided through the IPEDS surveys to data from peer institutions. These reports consider various indicators, including student race/ethnicity, charges and financial aid, graduation rates and degree completions, expenses and revenue, and faculty and staff resources.
Data Feedback Reports
This book contains summaries and reports of enrollment, student demographics, teaching and learning activities, grades, degrees awarded, and retention and graduation rates at the University and College levels. Faculty, staff, and alumni information are also available. The Fact Book is a comprehensive data source for the university.
The Department Factbooks have three parts: Input: Students (Student characteristics and enrollment); Process: Curriculum and Instruction (Student course load, faculty teaching load, class size, etc.); and Outcomes: Student academic performance. The data are presented in the form of a 5-year summary.
Common Data Set Initiative
The Common Data Set Initiative is a collaborative effort between publishers and the educational community to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the burden on colleges of compiling and reporting information.
The goal is to develop clear, standard questions and definitions to determine the specific cohort to which each question relates, while reframing from the compilation of a single survey instrument or universal set of survey questions. Questions and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its college surveys are a guide in the development of CDS items. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by secondary schools and two-and four-year colleges. Those who report data for their colleges are urged to abide by the definitions and the cohorts specified when answering CDS items.