Institutional Research and Publicly Available Data for Credit-Based Enrollment Management
University System of Maryland leverages a plethora of Institutional Research Mandated
Reporting exchanges to provide a more complete picture of enrollment across the University
System of Maryland. Many of these resources are included in the USMO Institutional Research,
Data, and Analytics for Decisions Support and as a single source of truth.
The following is a list of resources available to stakeholders and university administrators
to better understand credit-based, degree-seeking enrollment and student success.
IRIS is the Institutional Research Information System. It leverages state and federal
reporting into a single resource available for all stakeholders. Organized by topic, it provides
USM institutional data for:
Board of Regents Annual Reports
USM IRDA Reports
Maryland Higher Education Commision Resources
The Maryland Higher Education Commission requires certain data and reports to be sent by the institution as required
in Maryland Statute.
Maryland Longitudinal Data System Resources
The Maryland Longitudinal Data System connects MHEC data to MSDE and Labor (e.g., Wage) data.
Here, one can find reports about college participation and workforce outcomes.
The Department of Education requires institutions of higher education to provide data. In Maryland, the MHEC data use
the same definitions and help feed the IPEDS system. In addition, other data collected by the Department of Education are also hosted.
A variety of higher education associations and organizations leverage data or create data products that benefit institutions.
For the purposes of planning or comparing enrollment, the following associations provide information about student enrollment patterns
as well as future demand.
USM Institutional Enrollment Resources
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