Office of Institutional Effectiveness

About Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness performs research and evaluation activities in support of Wentworth’s academic and administrative programs and activities. The office aims to communicate accurate and consistent information to the college community, the government, various educational agencies, and the public. We are currently updating our methods of data collection and reporting. Please email the Office of Institutional Effectiveness institutionaleffectiveness@wit.edu if this information does not meet your needs. 

Common Data Set 

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a data set that has been created by the higher education community to improve the quality of information that is circulated to those involved in a student’s transition into higher education. Contained in the report is an agreed upon and widely used set of questions about enrollment, admissions, academic programs, student life, annual expenses, and graduation. Each fall the Common Data Set is created and is widely reported to organization such as U.S. News & World Report, the College Board, and Peterson’s.

2018 Common Data Set 

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions to provide publicly available statistics and metrics, most of which are satisfied by information contained in the Common Data Set (CDS).  Below is a summery of these metrics.

Institutional Enrollment (B1)

Enrollment by Racial Category (B2)

Degrees Awarded (B3)

Six-Year Graduation Rate (B4-11)

Retention Rate (B22)

First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admissions (C1)

First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Profile (C9-12)

Transfer Admissions (D2)

Annual Expenses (G)

Financial Aid (H)

Instructional Faculty Size (I1-2)

Undergraduate Class Size (I3)

Degrees Conferred (J1)

Request Data

To request data from the Office of Institutional Research, please complete the data request form.