The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) supports the university’s strategic planning and decision making by providing timely and accurate data and analysis. OIR is also the official source of objective and reliable institutional data.
As part of our mission to support the University’s mission through the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of institutional data, the Office of Institutional Research makes portions of this data available to the university and public. This data is refreshed once a year after it has been reported to SUNY in late Fall.
- Undergraduate Admissions data includes the number of applications received, accepted, and enrolled, average high school GPA and average SAT scores of Freshman and Transfer students. The Excel download will provide 10 years of detail in a multi-tabbed spreadsheet with the data broken down by college.
- Student Headcount data provides student enrollment counts by student type, student level and degree seeking status. The Excel download will provide 10 years of detail in a multi-tabbed spreadsheet that includes this data broken down by college, student level, full time/part-time status, degree seeking/non-degree seeking, gender, ethnicity, IPEDS race categories, residency, and count of students housed on campus.
- Student Diversity data provides race/ethnicity and gender breakdowns.
- Degree Programs is a current list of all active programs at BU by major code, updated regularly as programs are added or deactivated. An Inactive status means a major code is no longer accepting new students and is in the process of being deprecated. Per Bulletin guidelines, undergraduate students have 10 years to complete their program, hence there may still be students working toward completing the program in an inactive major code. Programs that have been completely deactivated at SUNY and NYSED will not appear in this list.
- Retention and Graduation Rates. The Excel download will provide 10 years of detail in a multi-tabbed spreadsheet that includes the data broken down by college, gender, race, origin (in state/out of state), EOP status, and freshman regular admits (excl EOP).
- Degrees Granted summarizes degrees conferred by school and division. The Excel download will provide 10 years of detail in a multi-tabbed spreadsheet that includes the data broken down by school and department, gender, ethnicity, and each degree type (Baccalaureate, Certificate, Masters, Doctoral).
- Enrollment. In this data set, students are counted under both their first and second majors. The Excel download will provide 10 years of detail in a multi-tabbed spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by college and major code.
- Student Credit Hours. In this data set, student credit hours (SCH) are counted under both their first and second majors. The Excel download will provide 10 years of detail in a multi-tabbed spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by college and academic unit, undergraduate level SCH (lower, upper, and total) and graduate level SCH (G1, G2, and total).
- Departmental Summaries. These departmental reports include both first and second majors. Downloads are available at the college level and at each departmental level. Each multi-tabbed spreadsheet includes breakdowns by student level, student status, gender, ethnicity, residency, campus housing, and majors enrollments. Also faculty counts by FT/PT, tenure/tenure-track, gender, ethnicity, and faculty FTE. The departmental downloads include 2 additional tabs for faculty counts by rank and a listing of each faculty member with FTE.
- Employee Data. Our employee data sets are a snapshot of Fall term HR data, updated once each year, in late Fall. Data is broken down by Faculty and Staff, by college, department, and full time/part-time status. Downloads are available for 10 years of Faculty or Staff counts by college, department, and full time/part-time status, Faculty Diversity data and Staff Diversity data.
- Common Data Sets. The Common Data Set (CDS) was developed through collaboration among publishers of college guides, colleges and universities, representatives of higher education organizations, high school counselors and the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of the items and definitions in the Common Data Set are being used on the surveys of several major publishers. The goal of CDS is to improve the comparability of data reported by colleges and universities, and to ease each institution's burden by asking questions in a standardized way on numerous surveys.