We are responsible for analyzing data about LC State and peer institutions to support college planning, assessment, and effectiveness.

Common Data Set (CDS)

We participate in the Common Data Set (CDS) Initiative to provide members of the higher education community and publishers with accurate, clear, and consistent information.

The CDS was developed in a collaborative effort between publishers and the educational community to improve the quality and accuracy of information and to reduce the reporting burden on institutions. Thus, the CDS is a collection of standard data items and definitions that are utilized by the higher education community and by publishers. Please visit the Common Data Set Initiative website to learn more.

Fact Sheets

The LC State Fact Sheet is intended to be a consistent and accurate source of information about LC State


IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.

These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.

Internal Surveys

We administer campus-wide surveys that inform strategic planning and administrative decisions.

The following surveys are reoccurring surveys you will find: All Student Survey (administered annually), Graduate Follow-Up Survey (administered annually), and Campus Climate Survey (administered biennially). Please contact Mercedes Pearson at [email protected] if you are interested in the reports.

NWCCU Mid-cycle Report

We are in the third year of our seven-year accreditation cycle towards mission fulfillment. Since our last NWCCU site visit in 2018, we have engaged in self-analysis of what it means to fulfill our mission. In following the guidelines of the new 2020 NWCCU standards, we have established direct and indirect benchmark assessments for student learning outcomes, set reasonable targets for improvement, created an accreditation stakeholder committee (including faculty and staff content experts), and have firmly established institutional strategic priorities for the next seven years that align with our mission and stakeholder expectations.

Please feel free to view the data from our NWCCU Mid-cycle Review.

Contact Information

Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Administration Building 6

500 8th Avenue

Lewiston, Idaho 83501