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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. Additional Western Oregon University reports from the Oregon University System (OUS) can be found at:

Enrollment Watch Fact Books


IPEDS Glossary of TermsIPEDS Glossary

IPEDS Institution Profile2013-14 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.

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


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

Cognos Reports that you run frequently can be scheduled to run automatically and emailed to you as an attachment.  You can find detailed instructions on how to schedule a report on our Training Resources page here:
Training Resources

Profile – created approximately every 2 years by OUSView the PDF report

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

2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10


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

Degrees Awarded Degrees broken out by code, category, ethnicity, etc. (Updated in August).
Degree Report

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

6yr 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