The data presented on this website are based on the official records of Albion College and are provided for prospective students, the Albion College community, and other interested individuals and organizations.
Additional details can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Please note the tabs at the bottom of each screen. Each tab provides different aspects of the data.
Persistence-graduation rates can be found in the Albion College Fall 2015 Graduation Retention Report.
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Thomson 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 data providers.
This goal is attained by the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by the CDS Advisory Board as well as by data providers representing secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges. Feedback from those who utilize the CDS also is considered throughout the annual review process.
The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Each of the higher education surveys conducted by the participating publishers incorporates items from the CDS as well as unique items proprietary to each publisher. Consequently, the publishers' surveys differ in that they utilize varying numbers of items from the CDS.
Those who report data for their colleges are urged to abide by the definitions and the cohorts specified when answering CDS items. They are also urged to use the answers to CDS items when responding to the numerous survey requests they receive, by distributing photocopies of their answers, posting them on their web sites, or by other effective means.
Click on the appropriate year to view Albion College's Common Data Set (in Excel .xls format):
The following links provide spreadsheets of the indicated data, which were requested by the Curriculum and Resources Committee. Data for the previous five years are provided and updated annually.
Please note that some spreadsheets have several sheets, which can be accessed by clicking on the tabs at the bottom of that spreadsheet. You may copy and paste any parts of these spreadsheets to an Excel file for your own use, but the data must not be altered.
The data elements in these spreadsheets are defined in this Glossary (Microsoft Word Format).
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar by calling 517/629-0216, via email , or use the online form.