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Institutional Research and Data Management adheres strictly to Federal and State reporting guidelines.  Therefore, it should be noted that data reports and references produced by IRDM could be based upon slightly differing sets of data definitions.  Some data representations may differ from reports produced within this department and by other university entities.  Where possible, the definitions have been included.  Please contact IRDM with any questions.



The Common Data Set (CDS) represents a joint effort by The College Board, Peterson's, U.S. News & World Report, and Wintergreen/Orchard House to standardize data definitions and data elements commonly used in surveys of higher education institutions.

The CDS currently includes sections profiling institutions' general information, enrollment and persistence, freshman admission, transfer admission, academic offerings and policies, student life, expenses, and financial aid. To better understand the data that is being shown, please reference the Common Data Set Definitions that are listed at the end of each file. 


  • Academic Program Review (APR)
    The APR contains historical data on acceptance, enrollment, semester credit hours, retention/graduation, degrees conferred, student and faculty FTE, faculty, and student/faculty ratios by department and college.  Please contact Tracy Stegmair (IRDM) at for your customized departmental report.
  • Acronyms, Terms, and Abbreviations (pdf)
    This pdf is a work-in-progress reference document that contains acronymns, terms, and abbreviations identified and/or discovered by the IRDM team along with the appropriate definition(s).  Definitions with links that reference "(TWU)" will take you to the appropriate TWU webpage or document located on the TWU Website.  Other links will be directed to "official" organization webpages outside of the TWU Website.  If you would like to contribute to this document, please send an email to Yvonne Pringle (IRDM) at with your additions.
  • The Fact Sheet highlights summary data as of the fall semester of each year including budget items, student costs, financial aid, facilities, enrollment, degrees conferred, FTE, retention/graduation, faculty/staff, alumni, and library holdings.


Enrollment History Data Reports 


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