Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness sustains the mission of the college through continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of institutional programs through analysis of institutional and external data to support decisions regarding admissions, enrollment, student success, financial aid, institutional planning, budgeting, student learning and process improvement.

IE also manages the college data warehouse which serves as the institutional database of record, prepares and coordinates internal and external statistical reporting, and conducts institution-wide studies on satisfaction, engagement, and student success.

Strategic Planning KPIs
Fact Books

The Fact Book is created annually in the fall semester and covers student profile data, faculty and staff demographics, retention and graduation data, and financial information. Full Fact Books from the past five years can be viewed below.


Throughout the year Institutional Effectiveness conducts a number of surveys. Survey results include the Alumni Survey, the annual Graduating Student Survey, and the UCLA First Year Experience Survey, which you can view below.

Graduating Student Survey 2018

Alumni Snapshot 2017

Alumni Survey 2017

The First Year Experience 2016: 2015-2016 Comparison

The First Year Experience 2016: Columbia vs. Peers

Additional Information

More detailed drill-down reports can be found in our Interactive Reporting tool.

For full survey results or questions about data provided by Institutional Effectiveness, please contact us at