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Institutional Research

Institutional Research supplies data to both internal and external customers. The focus of the data contained on this site is primarily internal and uses cohort and data definitions for campus consumption.
Profile – created approximately every 2 years by OUS. View the PDF report


Cognos Reports

Cognos Reports Additional reports are available from the Data Warehouse with current information using Cognos. A listing of currently available reports can be found here:
Cognos Report Listing

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Common Data Set & IPEDS

IPEDS Institution Profile
2014-15 Academic Year
2013-14 Academic Year


IPEDS Data Feedback Reports Each year, once data has been submitted to IPEDS, Western Oregon University is compared to other institutions around the country of a similar size. The reports below illustrate these comparisons by using charts and graphs. Additionally, two custom reports compare Western with the other public Oregon universities. 

*Please note, beginning with the 2012-2013 IPEDS reporting period, all institutions must use the July 1 – June 30 reporting period. There is no longer the option of using the September 1 – August 31 reporting period.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 OIT, SOU, EOU, PSU, UO and OSU OIT, SOU and EOU (similar in size)


IPEDS Glossary of TermsIPEDS Glossary


Common Data SetUsed for common data points and popular press surveys. (Completed in November after 4th week enrollment snapshot).

2015-16 *Updated 5/6/2016 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10

Additional Reports

Enrollment Summary Reports

Fall 2014 Fall 2015


House Higher Education Committee Summary Data Multiple data points requested by the Committee including Graduation Rates and Class Sizes.
House Higher Ed Committee Data


First Time Full Time Freshman Cohorts Established each fall for tracking retention and graduation rates. (Updated after Fall 4th week).
FTFTFR Cohorts


Freshman Retention Reports Retention reports based upon WOU’s First Time Full Time Freshmen Cohorts (Updated after Fall 4th week).
Freshman Retention Reports


Faculty & Staff Reports Faculty & Staff by various classifications. (Available by mid January of each year).
Faculty & Staff


6 Year Graduation Rates View the PDF report


HEOA Financial Aid Reports View the PDF report


Student Athlete Graduation Rate Reports from NCAA.orgAvailable after reports have been published on NCAA.org

2002-03 Graduation Rates 2003-04 Graduation Rates 2004-05 Graduation Rates 2005-06 Graduation Rates 2006-07 Graduation Rates 2007-08 Graduation Rates 2008-09 Graduation Rates