• About IR

    The Office of Institutional Research strives to offer the Sweet Briar community timely analysis and information so as to inform decision-making and policy formulation and to support the College’s assessment and planning initiatives. The office also coordinates and oversees responses to external requests for information or data about the College.

  • Common Data Set

    The Common Data Set (CDS) is a collaborative initiative between publishers and the higher education community to improve quality and accuracy of institution-specific data. Collected in each year’s CDS is the most commonly requested institutional data and information regarding admissions, enrollment, tuition and fees, financial aid, faculty demographics, and completions.

  • NSSE

    Since 2001, Sweet Briar College has participated regularly in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey asks student respondents (first-years and seniors) to reflect on the time they devote to various educational and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be linked to learning, personal development, and other desired outcomes such as satisfaction, persistence, and college completion.

  • College Navigator

    College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics. College profiles include publicly available institutional data such as: programs offered, degrees awarded, retention and graduation rates, the price of attendance, and student aid availability.