Institutional Research

The Institutional Research function for the University of Wisconsin Colleges is located in the Office of Academic Affairs. The task of institutional research is to develop and maintain measures of effectiveness in carrying out the mission of the UW Colleges. For questions related to institutional research you may contact: 
Mya Starling or Gregg Nettesheim

Fact Book

The Fact Book is published annually through the Office of Academic Affairs and provides an overview of the people, programs, and partnerships that come together to deliver the UW Colleges mission. This document is a source of facts and figures for internal audiences within the UW Colleges and the University of Wisconsin System. External constituencies may also benefit from this publication when pursuing grants, fundraising, legislative advocacy, special projects, and collaborative initiatives. The information contained in the Fact Book includes:

  • retention, graduation, and transfer rates; 
  • applications and admission;
  • enrollment and student demographics;
  • course analyses and instructional resources;
  • faculty and instructional staff;
  • financial aid, budget analyses, and municipal support; and 
  • campus and program profiles.

Retention Report

This retention reportsummarizes retention to a second year for new freshmen who began enrollment at the UW Colleges in fall 2014. The report includes a series of sub-reports based on student characteristics. Each of the retention sub-reports includes first term course load as a criteria either for inclusion in the report or for placement into groups within the sub-report. Most of the sub-reports exclude students beginning the first term of enrollment with fewer than six credits.

UW Colleges Accountability Reports

Investing in Wisconsin's Future - A Growth Agenda Accountability Report

Investing in Wisconsin’s Future – A Growth Agenda Accountability Report is produced annually by the Office of Academic Affairs. This report, along with equivalent reports from the other UW System Institutions and from the UW System Administration, together make up the UW System Accountability Report distributed widely to stakeholders and decision makers throughout Wisconsin. View the reports.

Achieving Excellence

Before 2009 Achieving Excellence at UW Colleges was the name of the report produced annually by the Office of Academic Affairs. Along with similar reports produced by each of the University of Wisconsin System institutions, Achieving Excellence at UW Colleges becomes part of the annual UW System Accountability Report distributed widely to stakeholders and decision makers throughout Wisconsin. View the reports.

Reports for UW Colleges Faculty and Staff

Institutional Research provides reports and surveys for internal use by UW Colleges faculty and staff (log in to SharePoint to view).

Campus Reports include information and metrics for each UW Colleges campus.

Department Reports include information and metrics for each UW Colleges Department.

External Surveys include information on the performance and effectiveness of the UW Colleges programs.

Internal Surveys include information on the performance and effectiveness of the UW Colleges programs.

UW Colleges Reports include information and metrics for the UW Colleges institution.