Comparison Data

This webpage provides links to nationally-available comparison data and suggestions for gathering comparison data for accreditation purposes.

IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

The College Navigator allows you to find information on a specific college and can be used to collect comparison data from peers. Information includes the following categories:

  • General Information (includes Student/Faculty Ratio, which is useful for Standard 6.1 Full-time Faculty)
  • Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses
  • Financial Aid
  • Net Price (related to Standard 10.2 Public Information)
  • Enrollment
  • Admissions
  • Retention and Graduation Rates (useful for Standard 8.1 Student Achievement)
  • Outcome Measures (useful for Standard 8.1 Student Achievement)
  • Programs/Majors
  • Servicemembers and Veterans
  • Varsity Athletic Teams
  • Accreditation
  • Campus Security and Safety (useful for Standard 13.8 Institutional Environment)
  • Cohort Default Rates (useful for Standard 13.6 Federal and State Responsibilities)

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime on Campus reports (addresses 13.8 Institutional Environment)