Timeline for OIRP

In the table below, you will find OIRP’s recurring activities and reports. This page is designed as an overview of when new data, reports, rankings, and survey information will be available. When available links to additional information or reports are provided.

Contact information for each “Group” within OIRP are as follows:

  • Class Eval: Grae Desmond, Web Development & Operations Lead
  • IR: Nancy FloydDirector of Institutional Analytics 
  • IR – Institutional Survey : Jim PriceAssistant Director 
  • Survey: Nancy WhelchelDirector of Survey Research 
Month Activity Description & Report Information Group
July
Delaware Cost Study Report Available IR
Fiske Guide to Colleges Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Forbes Top 21 STEM Colleges Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Ranking Web of Universities Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Incoming Freshmen Survey – Data Collection Administered to all new fall freshmen; Data collection runs from July – August Survey
Incoming Transfer Survey – Data Collection Administered to all new fall transfer students; Data collection runs from July – August Survey
Mid July
Class Eval Summer 10 Week – Data Collection Class Eval
Class Eval Summer 5 Week Session 2 – Data Collection Class Eval
Early August
Class Eval Summer 10 Week Report Available Class Eval
Class Eval Summer 5 Week Session 2 Report Available Class Eval
UNC System Office End of Term – Summer 2 IR
Princeton Review Best Colleges Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Mid August
UNC System Office Beginning of Term-Fall IR
Preliminary Enrollment – Fall Daily Report Available on OIRP Website IR
Graduating Senior Survey: College/department/program insert surveys – Data Collection Administered to undergraduate students applying to graduate in coming academic year from relevant units; college, department, and program-specific insert surveys are generally administered only when the triennial campus-wide Graduating Senior Survey is not being administered, i.e., AY16-17, AY17-18, AY19-20, AY20-21; exceptions can be made if needed; Data Collection runs from August – May Survey
Graduating Senior Survey – Data Collection Administered to all undergraduate students applying to graduate in coming academic year; with few exceptions, generally does not include college/department/program-specific inserts; triennial basis (i.e., AY15-16, AY18-19, AY21-22); Data Collection runs from August – May Survey
Late August/Early September
IPEDS Completions/Conferrals Data Available IR
IPEDS Graduation Rates Data Available IR
IPEDS Headcount – Fall Data Available IR
UNC System Office Census – Fall IR
IPEDS Headcount – Preliminary Report IR
IPEDS Retention Rates Data Available IR
September
ACT/SAT 10 Year Trend Report – Preliminary Data Available IR
IPEDS Application Counts – Fall Semester Preliminary Report IR
IPEDS Completions/Conferrals Preliminary Report IR
IPEDS Graduation Rates Preliminary Report IR
IPEDS Retention Rates Preliminary Report IR
UNC System Office Post Grades – Summer 2 IR
Kiplingers Best College Values Publication IR-Institutional Survey
US News Best Colleges Data Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Ed Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Survey of Recent Graduates – Data Collection Administered to select undergraduate and graduate students from prior academic year; Data Collection occurrs in September Survey
Early October/ Mid October
Class Eval Fall 8 Week Session 1 Data Collection Class Eval
Class Eval Fall 8 Week Session 1 Report Available Class Eval
October
Academic Analytics Updated Analytics Available IR
IPEDS Completions/Conferrals Submission IR
IPEDS Graduation Rates Submission IR
National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Times Higher Ed World University Rankings Publication IR-Institutional Survey
US News Best Global Rankings Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Campus Climate Survey – Data Collection Administration frequency and semester can vary; administered to all undergraduate and graduate students; Data Collection occurs in October – November Survey
November
Budget Data IR
Personnel Data File (PDF) Official Report Available IR
Military Advanced Ed & Transition’s Guide to Colleges and Universities Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Princeton Review Undergrad Entrepreneurship Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Faculty Salary Equity Study  Study occurs on a triennial basis; Data available following the release of the PDF; next study scheduled to occur in 2018 IR/OIED
Late November Class Eval Fall Full Semester Data Collection Class Eval
Class Eval Fall 8 Week Session 2 Data Collection Class Eval
December
Military Times Best Colleges Publication IR-Institutional Survey
QS World University Rankings and Rankings by Subject Overall Ranking Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Future Plans Survey: Fall – Data Collection Administered to all undergraduate and graduate students applying to graduate in the fall semester; Data Collection occurs from December-January Survey
Late December
Class Eval Fall Full Semester Report Available Class Eval
Class Eval Fall 8 Week Session 2 Report Available Class Eval
UNC System Office End of Term – Fall IR
Early January
UNC System Office Beginning of Term-Spring IR
Preliminary Enrollment – Spring IR
UNC System Office Census – Spring IR
January
Baccalaureate Alumni Survey – Data Collection Administered to undergraduate alumni 2.5 to 5.5 years after graduation; includes college, department, and program-specific insert surveys; triennial basis (i.e., Spring 2018, Spring 2021, Spring 2024); Data Collection occurs January- March
IPEDS Application Counts – Spring Semester Preliminary Report IR
IPEDS Headcount – Spring Preliminary Report IR
IPEDS Headcount – Spring Data Available IR
Delaware Cost Study Submission IR
UNC System Office Post Grades – Fall IR
Princeton Review Colleges That Pay You Back Publication IR-Institutional Survey
SUG SREB IR-Institutional Survey
SUG-Faculty Salary IR-Institutional Survey
February
Academic Analytics Submission of Faculty Roster IR
Common Data Set Publication IR-Institutional Survey
IPEDS ACT/SAT Submission IR
IPEDS Application Counts – Fall Semester Submission IR
IPEDS Retention Rate Submission IR
MUP ‘Lombardi Rankings’ Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Sophomore Survey – Data Collection Administered to second-term sophomores; triennial basis (i.e., Spring 2016, Spring 2019, Spring 2022); Data Collection occurs in February – March Survey
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Data Collection
Administration frequency and semester can vary; administered to all freshmen and second-term seniors; Data collection occurs in February – March Survey
Staff Well-Being Survey – Data Collection Administered to all permanent, non-instructional EHRA & SHRA employees w/.50+ FTE; Data collection occurs in February – March Survey
Early March
Class Eval Spring 8 Week Session 1 Data Collection Class Eval
Class Eval Spring 8 Week Session 1 Report Available Class Eval
March
IDP/CAR Report Development IR
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) Publication IR-Institutional Survey
US News & World Report (Grad Schools) Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Collaboration on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Survey – Data Collection Administered to all instructional faculty on a triennial basis; data collection occurs in March – April Survey
April
IPEDS Headcount – Fall Submission IR
NSF Rankings Publication IR-Institutional Survey
Late April
Class Eval Spring 8 Week Session 2 Data Collection Class Eval
Class Eval Spring Full Semester Data Collection Class Eval
Early May
UNC System Office End of Term – Spring IR
UNC System Office Beginning of Term-Summer 1 IR
UNC System Office Census – Summer 1 IR
May
IPEDS Headcount – Summer 1 Preliminary Report IR
Future Plans Survey of Graduating Seniors (Spring) – Data Collection Administered to all undergraduate and graduate students applying to graduate in the spring semester; Data Collection occurs in May Survey
IPEDS Headcount – Summer 1 Data Available IR
Class Eval Spring 8 Week Session 2 Report Available Class Eval
Class Eval Spring Full Semester Report Available Class Eval
Early June
IDP/CAR Final Reports Available IR
Class Eval Maymester Data Collection Class Eval
Class Eval Maymester Report Available Class Eval
June
UNC System Office End of Term – Summer 1 IR
UNC System Office Post Grades – Spring IR
Class Eval Summer 5 Week Session 1 Data Collection Class Eval
UNC System Office Beginning of Term-Summer 2 IR
UNC System Office Census – Summer 2 IR
IPEDS Headcount – Summer 2 Preliminary Report IR
Campus Rec – Spring Report IR
IPEDS Headcount – Summer 2 Data Available IR
QS World University Rankings and Rankings by Subject Overall Ranking by Subject Publication IR-Institutional Survey
End of June/ Beginning of July
Class Eval Summer 5 Week Session 1 Report Available Class Eval
UNC System Office Post-Grades – Summer 1 IR