The College of Idaho participates in multiple mandatory and self-reported data sets. Our top two are the Common Data Set and IPEDS.
The Common Data Set Initiative
"The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among [higher education institutions] and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is 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 [colleges]." (Source: Common Data Set)
Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
"IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center." (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)