A to Z Index

All OIA web site offerings in one place (sorted alphabetically).

Public Information Pages

  • Common Data Set
    The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among higher education data providers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided across institutions through the development of clear, standard data items and definitions. 
  • Dashboard of Dashboards
    The Dashboard of Dashboards (DoD) was developed to simplify users’ access to some key campus dashboard sets, without requiring them to navigate through lists of Tableau sites and projects. It serves as a “one stop” launch page for the current Institutional Analytics dashboards available to the campus.
  • Data Cookbook
    A system which provides the framework to define and catalog definitions used for campus analytics and reporting.
  • Enrollment Modeling Tools
    Increased understanding of the underlying impact metrics that drive changes in outcomes is a great first step. The reality is that numerous metrics have potential impact, and to different degrees, so where do you start? Enrollment modeling tools are available to the campus community that give users the ability to “turn dials” up or down on selected metrics to see the resultant outcome changes over multiple years.
  • Enrollment Projection Tools
    In order to take actions for change, it is important to know where you are heading. Predictive tools allow users to get an advanced look at the future, and determine if they need to take additional or different actions to change the predicted outcomes. Understanding the underlying metrics that drive changes in outcomes allows for more informed planning and proactive decision-making.
  • Entity/Hierarchy System
    The Entity/Hierarchy system is the official campus system of record to identify operating elements used by the institution to support its operations.  Operating elements include items such as student majors, course subjects, administrative offices and research centers.  Each item is assigned a unique 4 digit numeric code to support identification across university systems as well as a 10 digit code to support sorting within an organized framework.
    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
  • National Survey of Student Engagement
    The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey specially designed for students (freshmen and seniors) to provide information about their undergraduate experience, including views about the quality of education and how they spend their time.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement 2020
    The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey specially designed for students (freshmen and seniors) to provide information about their undergraduate experience, including views about the quality of education and how they spend their time.
  • New Freshmen Survey
    The annual survey collects baseline information on freshmen’s social and academic backgrounds, college choice issues, and plans for their UB careers and beyond. 
  • New Transfer
    Prior to entry, newly accepted transfer students for fall semester are asked to complete the New Transfer Student Survey as they complete other on-line forms. It provides information on their enrollment at previous institutions and their activities while attending those institutions. 
  • NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) jointly conduct an annual national survey of graduate students and postdoctorates in science and engineering fields.
  • Presentations
    Institutional Analysis staff sharing their experience at professional conferences.
  • Professional Associations
    Professional associations associated with the mission of OIA.
  • Quick Facts
    Showcasing interesting findings from recent projects completed by the Office of Institutional Analysis.
  • Student Right-To-Know
    The university is committed to full compliance with the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act, which mandate the reporting, collection, and disclosure of statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses and timely notification of continuing criminal threats. These laws also require sexual assault awareness measures and mandatory notices to sexual assault victims.
  • Student Satisfaction Survey
    The SUNY Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) is administered every three years to all SUNY undergraduates.  The purpose of this survey is to help UB assess various areas of the campus community, atmosphere, facilities, and academic experiences. 
  • University Factbook
    The UB Factbook is an intensive reporting effort spanning the depth and breadth of university operations.  It provides an interactive compendium of frequently requested official information about the institution.