Institutional Research involves the creation and maintenance of databases and archives of student data including enrollment, student learning assessment, and institutional information.  This data is used for internal decision-making and planning, and external reporting to various agencies and audiences.  This webpage includes some the data available for public use.  Specific institutional research questions may be addressed to the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research.

Student Right to Know

The Higher Education Act requires that all institutions receiving Title IX funding make certain information regarding diversity, graduation, retention, financial aid, athletics and other relevant areas available to current and prospective students. Most of this information can be found in the Common Data Set (CDS) documents below. Our net price calculator can be accessed by clicking here.

Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.  It contains information on student enrollment and persistence, admission, academic offerings, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, faculty and instruction, and degrees conferred.  Rochester College has CDS reports for the following years:

2010-2011: RC_2010-2011_CommonDataSet

2011-2012: RC_2011-2012_CommonDataSet

2012-2013: RC_2012-2013_CommonDataSet

2013-2014: RC_2013-2014_CommonDataSet