IPEDS Reports for Clark Atlanta University

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IPEDS Reports for Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University responds to The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The IPEDS is the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States. This system is designed to collect institution-level data in the areas of enrollment, admissions, program completion, faculty/staff, and financials. The U.S. Department of Education’s goal is to produce data reports useful for institutional stakeholders.

Please note: Information on this webpage may differ from data reported by the Office of Institutional Research to other federal, state, and regional agencies due to differences in reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and timing of when data are prepared or requested. Pro tempore, the Office of Institutional Research will default to the U.S. Department of Education IPEDS reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and timing guidelines for when data should be captured; please refer to the below Official University Census capture dates:  

  • Fall 2023 Census Date: September 25, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Census Date: February 26, 2024
  • Summer 2024 Census Date: July 29, 2024

CAU uses strategic benchmarking practices for identifying key metrics and leading indicators for the industry by identifying competitive and aspirant peer groups.

CAU peer groups were identified by using the University characteristics of the following: 

    •   Carnegie Classification – Basis Classification
    •   Carnegie Classification – Enrollment Profile
    •   Carnegie Classification – Size & Setting 
    •   Percentage (%) Minorities
    •   First-time, First-year Freshman Enrollment Applications (total)
    •   First-time, First-year Freshman Enrollment Admissions (total)
    •   First-time, First-year Freshman Enrollment (total)
    •   Academic Profile (SAT, ACT Scores)
    •   Graduate Enrollment 
    •   Undergraduate Enrollment
    •   First-time, First-year Freshman Student awarded any Financial Aid
    •   First-time, First-year Freshman Retention Rate
    •   6-Yr Graduation Rate
    •   Number of Degrees Conferred (BACH, MAST, DOC)
    •   Annual Expenses
    •   Research Expenditures

 Competitive Peers

  1.     Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
  2.     Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
  3.     University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
  4.     Barry University (Miami, FL)  

Aspiration Peers  

    1.     Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
    2.     Howard University (Washington, DC)
    3.     Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
    4.     North Carolina A & T University (Greensboro, NC)
    5.     University of California – Merced (Merced, CA)