The Academic Data Reference Book (ADRB) is published annually by the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment. Its goal is to provide the university community with reliable and useful information about enrollment, faculty, and related academic topics. You can access the latest addition of the ADRB below, or you can get more information on the ADRB page.
Common Data Set
The Annual Survey of Colleges is a yearly survey of colleges, universities, vocational/technical, and graduate schools, the objective of which is obtain information that is important for potential students. It covers both the information that potential students want to know, and the information that the institutions feel that students should know. AU's results are available in the Common Data Set.
American University uses the Microstrategy Business Intelligence tool to analyze trends, perform forecasting, create scorecards and dashboards, and deliver timely information to users.
The Microstrategy tool replaces Eagledata.
External Data Resources:
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a postsecondary education data collection program. College Navigator is a web-based database containing specific information about 7,000 universities nation-wide. College Navigator is designed to help prospective college students and their parents distinguish the differences between universities and to assess the costs in attending these universities. The College Scorecard is also a source of federal comparative data.
UCAN (University & College Accountability Network) is designed to give, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information on the nation's nonprofit, private colleges and universities.
U.S. News "America's Best Colleges"
U.S. News and World Report offers its college rankings for parents and prospective students each year. To compare AU to other colleges and universities, see America's Best Colleges.