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Institutional Research



It is the mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis at Schreiner University to effectively collect, analyze, and disseminate data and information in support of operation management and decision-making, and to support the tactical and strategic planning processes at the university.

To fulfill this mission, the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis accepts the following major roles for the institution:

  • Serves as the University's clearinghouse for all external reports. This includes reports to the Board of Trustees and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, annual reports to the Federal Government, and special requests for information about the institution, which may be directed to the President or other officers of the University.
  • Stores and analyzes data, performs key studies, secures and provides relevant management information, coordinates and shares data, and serves as the official institutional source for data and analytical information about the University.
  • Serves as the principal source for data and information which support institutional planning, policy formation, communication, and decision-making.


The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis routinely produces many analytical reports including, but not limited to: student satisfaction surveys and analyses; faculty/staff surveys and analyses, course evaluation outcomes, retention/attrition and graduation rate studies; enrollment analysis studies; and all analysis generated by submitting data to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Surveys of Enrollment, Finance, Graduation Rates, Human Resources, and Outcomes.

The planning and decision support ability of the office are unique in several ways: (1) access to data and information across functional areas; (2) understanding of the data, information, and decision making needs of the University's administration, and (3) the technical and analytical skills of the staff that enable them to deliver relevant information. By integrating external data reporting requirements with internal decision support activities, the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis has increased the value of the University data in both functions and has presented data help extend useful and relevant information utilized by University stakeholders. This approach is reinforced by collaborative efforts of multiple departments in many of the major operational areas of Schreiner University, including budgeting, strategic planning, enrollment, and student success initiatives.


Public Reports

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. Data items and definitions are used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys and often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS on an annual review process.

2015 Common Data Set 
Fall 2015-2016 [posted 11.11.15; rev2-03.18.16]

2014 Common Data Set
Fall 2014-2015 [posted 12.04.14; rev 03.17.16]

2013 Common Data Set
Fall 2013-2014 [posted 12.02.13]

2012 Common Data Set
Fall 2012-2013 [posted 11.06.12]

2011 Common Data Set
Fall 2011-2012 [posted 11.15.11]

2010 Common Data Set
Fall 2010-2011 [posted 11.30.10]

2009 Common Data Set
Fall 2009-2010 [posted 11.19.09]

2008 Common Data Set
Fall 2008-2009 [posted 01.13.09]

2007 Common Data Set
Fall 2007-2008 [posted 10.25.07]

2006 Common Data Set
Fall 2006-2007 [posted 11.21.06]

2005 Common Data Set
Fall 2005-2006 [posted 11.10.05]

The Common Data Sets (CDS) are large PDF files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader software to print.


Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

Internet Resources for Institutional Research

Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Statistics (ICUT)

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™

IPEDS - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System:

College Opportunities On-line (COOL) presents data on institution prices, financial aid, enrollment, and type of programs that are offered by the institution. IPEDS COOL is designed to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.

Executive Peer Tool, a simplified version of the Peer Analysis System presenting data from the NPEC IPEDS Data Feedback Report.

Peer Analysis System enables a user to compare a LinchPin institution of the user’s choosing to a group of peer institutions, by generating reports using selected IPEDS variables of interest.


Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP): 2000 Edition

Common Data Set Definitions 2005-2006

Statistical Standards Glossary from Institute of Education Sciences: National Center for Educational Statistics

Integrated Post-secondary Educational Data System Glossary

Campus Security Office of Postsecondary Education (Search site with Glossary)


Association for Institutional Research

Common Data Set Initiative

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)

Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT)

National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR)

Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR)

SU At A Glance

Enrollment, Retention Rates, and Graduation Rates

Student Athlete Graduation Rates

Fall 2016 Census Report

Information Request


The Office of Institutional Research at Schreiner University will be glad to respond to requests for information from administrators, faculty, and staff.

Please submit your request accordingly:

Dr. Lucien R. Costley, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis
Send email request to:

Lindsay Patterson, Associate of Institutional Research and Analysis
Send email request to:

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at (830) 895-7116.


Dr. Lucien Robert Costley
Director of Institutional Research and Analysis
office: Tom Murray Building
phone: (830) 895-7116

Lindsay Patterson
Associate, Institutional Research and Analysis
Office: Tom Murray Bldg.
Phone: (830) 792-7265

Mailing address:
Institutional Research and Analysis
Schreiner University
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, TX 78028

Secondary email: