Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a "collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is 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 reporting burden on data providers." Institutions annually submit data in the standard form of the CDS and have access to each other’s data for comparative purposes.
The CDS includes data on Enrollment and Persistence, Admissions, Academic Offerings and Policies, Student Life, Tuition and Fees, Financial Aid, Faculty and Class Size, and Degrees Conferred.
Lawrence University Profiles
In 2018, the profile was redesigned to align with the four objectives (learning, living, stewarding, and celebrating) of the strategic plan, Veritas est Lux. Key indicators to track progress toward each of the objectives are included in the profile. Learning indicators include student outcomes, academics, and study abroad. Living indicators include student enrollment, faculty and staff demographics, athletics, student organizations, and campus size/facilities. Stewarding indicators include financial aid, finances, and sustainability. Celebrating indicators include admissions, alumni participation, and more student outcomes. The profile is a summary of Lawrence's history, academic calendar and programs, student enrollment, graduation and retention, admissions data, faculty and staff, financial aid, finances, and campus life. All documents are PDF unless otherwise noted.
Lawrence University Factbook
The Fact Book contains a variety of strategic measures that, while not an exhaustive list, represent key characteristics that portray our strengths and challenges which can guide future programs, initiatives, and policy decisions. Subsequent editions will undoubtedly be revised, refined, and improved as additional strategic indicators are identified and as new data are available. The Fact Book is available to Lawrence trustees, administration, faculty, and staff. Use the appropriate link below to log in and access.
Do you have a request for data not currently posted on the website?
The Office of Institutional Research can fulfill requests for data through the Data Request Form below. IR will only provide aggregated data and will not include any details that could be used to identify individuals in compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Lawrence University Office of Institutional Research guidelines. We do not provide real-time data.
Be assured we will work with you to fulfill your request in a timely fashion. However, the complexity and scope of the request, the purpose of the request and its relation to institutional priorities, and the volume of requests received may impact the date of completion. To ensure that we meet your needs for the requested data, it is important that we receive your request two to four weeks in advance of the date you require the information. To best meet your needs and manage our workflow, we suggest contacting us in advance for more extensive requests. Due to human resource limitations, we currently can only fulfill requests that directly support the institution, which does not currently include student research projects.