Institutional Data

The Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA) branch of the Office of Budget and Planning collects data that you may find useful for your assessment activities. In addition to the data described below, they can provide historical and current institutional data on students in your program. Please contact IRPA Director Steven Velasco or IRPA Associate Director Laurel Wilder if you would like support with obtaining institutional data.

Institutional Research Data

UCSB Portrait provides institutional information on a range of topics (student characteristics, student success and progress rates, cost of attendance and financial aid awarded, undergraduate admissions, areas of study and degrees awarded, student research opportunities, distinguished faculty, student experiences and perceptions, alumni feedback, etc.) in a format used by many colleges and universities. It is consistent with our commitment to transparency and accountability.

Campus Profiles give an annual snapshot of a variety of campus statistics, including student enrollment, student demographics, and personnel and financial information.

New Student Profiles contain a statistics on the entering cohorts for the three most recent academic years. Data include student demographics, admissions information, and majors chosen.

Academic Unit Profiles provide a comprehensive five-year look at the campus, college, division, and department resources, including faculty, staff, and student FTE profiles, sponsored research grants, graduate student financial support, permanent budget allocations and expenditures.

Survey Research Data

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment conducts cyclical, longitudinal, and ad hoc surveys of undergraduate students at various stages in their college experience. These can all be found here.

  1. CIRP Freshmen Survey
    • A survey of entering freshmen administered during orientation
    • Conducted (ideally) every two years
    • Data available back to 1971
    • Administered by HERI (Higher Education Research Institute) at UCLA
    • Ability to add a limited number of questions
    • Typical sample: 4,300
      Typical response rate: 75%
      Typical number of respondents: 3,300
  2. YFCY — Your First College Year
    • A survey of freshmen at the end of their first year
    • Conducted (ideally) every two years in the spring, as a follow-up to the CIRP survey
    • Data available for 2005 and 2007
    • Administered by HERI (Higher Education Research Institute) at UCLA
    • Ability to add a limited number of questions
    • Typical sample: 4,000
      Typical response rate: 19%
      Typical number of respondents: 740
  3. UCUES — UC Undergraduate Experience Survey
    • UC-wide census of all undergraduates
    • Conducted every two years in the spring (in years when the Graduating Senior Survey is not administered)
    • Data available for 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012
    • Ability to add custom questions for 1/5th the sample in a custom Wildcard module
    • Typical sample: 18,000
      Typical response rate: 30-40%
      Typical number of respondents: 7,000
  4. Graduating Senior Survey
    • A survey of expected bachelor degree recipients
    • Conducted (ideally) every two years in the spring (in years when UCUES is not administered)
    • Data available for 2002, 2004, and 2010
    • Ability to add custom questions
    • Typical sample: 3,000
      Typical response rate: 38%
      Typical number of respondents: 1,100
  5. Undergraduate Alumni Survey
    • A survey of the spring/summer graduating cohort approximately one year after graduation
    • Conducted (ideally) every two years in the fall
    • Data available back to 1998
    • Ability to add custom questions
    • Typical sample: 3,800
      Typical response rate: 17%
      Typical number of respondents: 650