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Data Resources

Common Data SetCompiles some of the most important facts and figures about a college in a standardized format

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.

View the 2022–2023 Common Data Set

Previous Common Data Sets

Fact BookContains statistical information on faculty, staff and students to support decision making internally and externally


Fall 2023 Enrollment Report

Spring 2023 Enrollment Report

Archived enrollment reports 1997–2023


One-Year Retention Report, 2023

Six-Month Graduate Report

Six-Month Graduate Report Dashboard

Dashboard: Hope College Six Month Graduate Report

View the Fact Book archive 

Department Financial Reports

By Variable

FTE Faculty

Student Credit Hours in Department Courses

Student Credit Hours taught by Department Faculty

Graduating Majors

Financial Faculty FTE

Percent of Student Credit Hours by Full-Time/Part-Time and Tenure-Track Status

Percent of Student Contact Hours by Full-Time/Part-Time and Tenure-Track Status

FTE Student-Faculty Ratio

Financial Student-Faculty Ratio

Instructional Expense per Graduating Major

Instructional Expense per Student FTE

Average Student Grade in Department Courses

Student-Faculty Ratio by Contact Hours

Percent of Majors with Off-Campus Study

Percent of Majors with Domestic Off-Campus Study

Percent of Majors with International Off-Campus Study

By Department

All Departments

Audited Financial Statements

June 30, 2023, Audited Financial Statements

June 30, 2023 Single Audited Financial Statements


Additional Data Sources
  • ETS – Major Field Tests
    Comprehensive undergraduate outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study.
  • National Center for Educational Statistics
    The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports.
  • US Census Bureau
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and student affairs professionals.
  • Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Code of Ethics
    AIR empowers higher education professionals to leverage data, analytics, information, and evidence to make decisions and take actions that benefit students and institutions and improve higher education.


IPEDS provides basic data needed to describe and analyze trends in postsecondary education in the United States, in terms of the numbers of students enrolled, financial aid used, staff employed, dollars expended, and degrees and certificates earned.