Institutional research transforms university data into knowledge. We serve the University’s mission by analyzing institutional data essential for strategic planning, decision making and policy development. We are additionally responsible for federal and state compliance reports as well as official university reporting necessary for accreditation and assessment. This website contains information on enrollment, retention, graduation rates, employee and student demographics, and institutional finances, among other topics. If you cannot find what you need here, please contact us!

To access Tableau dashboards, log into your Goldlink account using your Missouri Western credentials, then search Institutional Data. These dashboards are not to be used for official reporting. Please contact us directly at for accreditation, state, or federal reporting needs.

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Annual Reporting

Federal Reporting

  • IPEDS Fall-Winter: Institutional Characteristics, Completions, 12-Month Enrollment, Graduation Rates, Outcomes Measures, Student Financial Aid
  • IPEDS Spring: Enrollment, Finance, Human Resources, Academic Libraries
  • PERKINS, Title 1, Title III – eligibility for federal matching funds and grants
  • Data for grant applications

Missouri Department of Higher Education – Mandatory Reporting

  • Performance Funding Measures, Graduate Outcomes – DHEWD
  • EMSAS Completions File – degrees awarded
  • EMSAS Term Registration – annual enrollment and SCH
  • EMSAS Program File – active degree programs
  • EMSAS Fall Enrollment
  • Missouri Excels & Teach Missouri

Enrollment and Student Success – executive administration

  • Weekly Enrollment Report
  • Weekly Student Registration Report – information for retention outreach
  • DFW Rates in courses – midterm, end of semester
  • SCH and Enrollment Reports for accounting and budget
  • Retention and graduation rate tracking on all students

Accreditation and Specialized Accreditation

  • Higher Learning Commission Update
  • Program Review Data
  • Course selection for general education assessment
  • Data for AACSB, CCNE, CSWE, NASM, etc. – specialized accreditation

Additional Reporting

  • MWSU Fact Sheet & Fact Book
  • Business Intelligence Dashboards on Goldlink – headcount, retention, degrees awarded, graduation rates
  • Common Data Set
  • Reports for bond ratings, funding – HEERF, Merritt Report, S&P Global, UMB, housing revenue bond
  • Directory Surveys & Ratings: Council of Graduate Schools, Ingrams, NSF, Petersons, US News
  • NC-SARA – state reciprocity, exclusively distance education, out-of-state placements
  • Military Friendly Survey

Fact Sheet
Factbook Archive
State Department Factbook
Data Dictionary

Need More Information?

Jeffery Hoyt

Dr. Jeffery Hoyt
Director of Institution Research
(816) 271-4275