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A Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska

The Coordinating Commission is required by statute to annually report data that Nebraska higher education institutions submit to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  The Coordinating Commission fulfills this responsibility through the publication of the Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska and other reports, such as the Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report.

Data for the 2014-15 IPEDS collection period are grouped as follows:*

12-Month Enrollment for Academic Year 2013-14
Enrollment for Fall 2014
Completions (Degrees & Awards) for Academic Year 2013-14
Graduation Rates for Academic Year 2013-14
Staff for Fall 2014
Faculty Salaries as of November 1, 2014
Finance for Fiscal Year ending before October 1, 2014**
Student Financial Aid for Academic Year 2013-14

* Please notice that data are collected for different academic years.

**Finance data for the 2014-15 IPEDS collection period is for the institution's most recent fiscal year ending before October 1, 2014.

Prior to the analysis and publication of IPEDS data collected in fall 2005, the Factual Look focused on the data of a single IPEDS collection period and summarized data from the for-profit/career schools separately from the data submitted by the public and independent institutions.  Since 2005, the Factual Look focuses on ten-year trends and is designated by the latest IPEDS collection period.

Please note, adjustments are occasionally made to improve data accuracy. Therefore, it is generally advisable to reference the most recent edition of this report. Also, due to rounding, percentages may not sum to 100.0% for data summarized in this report.

The Factual Look currently consists of three parts:

  • Degrees and Other Awards
  • Enrollment
  • Faculty and Salaries.

The report provides a statewide analysis, including the for-profit/career schools and is an online publication. Data are summarized in ten-year trend charts with accompanying statistics. Excel spreadsheets of the corresponding eleven years of data are available for download.

Available Reports:

2015 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 2004-05 to 2014-15)
2013-14 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 2003-04 to 2013-14)
2012-13 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 2002-03 to 2012-13)
2011-12 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 2001-02 to 2011-12)
2010-11 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 2000-01 to 2010-11)
2009-10 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 1999-00 to 2009-10)
2008-09 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 1998-99 to 2008-09)
2007-08 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 1997-98 to 2007-08)
2006-07 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 1996-97 to 2006-07)
2005-06 Report (Covers IPEDS Collections 1995-96 to 2005-06)
Report published in 2003 (Includes 2000-01 IPEDS collection and some historical data.)