The Office of Institutional Research collects and reports data and information about the college. The office responds to questionnaires and other requests from both the internal campus community and from external sources, and provides data to fulfill federal, state, and other compliance reporting requirements and in support of planning and assessment.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Data collected include enrollments, program completions, retention rates, faculty, staff, finances, tuition, and student financial aid. These data are available at the following site: NCES website.
NCES also provides access to the most current data collected by IPEDS through College Navigator. College Navigator is a searchable database which enables users to view general institutional data including, for example, admissions and graduation rates, availability of academic programs and extracurricular activities. Union's College Navigator profile is available at the following site: College Navigator website.
Federal Compliance & Student Consumer Information (Title IV)
In compliance with Title IV of the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), Union College provides a single collecting point for links to information about Union which may be helpful to prospective students, their families, high school counselors and coaches, and anyone interested in Union. Union's Federal Compliance & Student Consumer Information is available here.
The University & College Accountability Network (U-CAN)
U-CAN, a National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) consumer-information initiative, is designed to give students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information on the nation's nonprofit, private colleges and universities. Consumers are also able to search institutions by a wide array of variables, including tuition, debt at graduation, number of students, graduation rate, city, state, distance from home, affiliation, and more. Union's U-CAN profile is available at the following site: U-CAN website.
Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)
Union is a member of the HEDS Consortium, which consists of 129 small, private, nonprofit institutions around the country that are committed to sharing and using information to more fully enact their missions and promote effective liberal arts education. HEDS website.
If you would like to learn more about one or more of the HEDS surveys they are available here.