Institutional Data Services

Institutional Data Services is responsible for providing data for governmental compliance, assisting Regis University departments with data related to accreditation and/or assessment, producing the Common Data Set, completing surveys that determine National Rankings, as well as working alongside the Office of the Registrar in support of the Data Governance Committee.


Our mission is to deliver accurate, unbiased reporting and analysis while cultivating a data-informed culture at Regis University. Institutional Data Services adds value to the university by providing insights and discoveries that impact decision making and increase knowledge, while adhering to our Jesuit mission and the Ignatian values of thinking critically, striving for the better, and pursuing excellence.

Compliance Reporting

To ensure accuracy in external reporting, Institutional Data Services is responsible for completing external surveys and compliance reporting with state and federal governments.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is reported three times annually to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Every college or university that received Title IV funding is required to participate. Data are publicly available on the IPEDS website but are also used to identify trends by NCES. View IPEDS data.

Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS)

The Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) is a data collection by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The system is a data source for both private and public postsecondary schools in Colorado.

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a university resource used to fulfill data requests by a number of publishers in higher education including College Board, Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report. To see how the Common Data Set is used, visit the CDS website.

Common Data Set Fall 2022
Common Data Set Fall 2021
Common Data Set Fall 2020
Common Data Set Fall 2019
Common Data Set Fall 2018
Common Data Set Fall 2017

Survey Rankings

These organizations collect data from colleges and universities across the country, compiling the information into publications and for use on their websites. By participating in these data collections, Regis University demonstrates how it compares against other top universities.

College Board
US News
Princeton Review

Data Governance

Regis University recognizes that data are critical assets and enterprise-wide data represent a resource that the university needs to consider in strategic decision-making. To support effective and innovative management, university data must be accessible, must correctly represent the information intended, and must be easily integrated across Regis University's information systems. The purpose of data governance through the Data and Rules Congress is to develop university-wide policies and procedures that ensure that university data meet these criteria within and across Regis University's data systems.

Data governance is shared among executive sponsors, data stewards, data custodians, and data users through the activities of the Data and Rules Congress.

  • Data Stewards represent a broad perspective of university data functions and have planning and policy responsibility and accountability for data systems. Data stewards are appointed by the Executive Sponsor to implement and create data policies. As members of the Data and Rules Congress, they are responsible for safeguarding data from unauthorized access and abuse through established procedures and educational programs.
  • Data Custodians are university employees whose duties provide them with an intricate understanding of the data in their functional area. They work with the data stewards to establish procedures for the responsible management of data, including data entry and reporting.
  • Informer Committee members are formally trained Informer report writers and are responsible for the output of data into operational departmental reports; however, some reports are utilized university wide. Members are data custodians who can ensure that all reporting adheres to the same standards and governance, regardless of the reporting tool used.
  • Module Administrator Committee (MAC) custodians are university employees whose duties provide them with an intricate understanding of the university ERP system, Ellucian Colleague, and the module in their respective areas. They work with the data stewards to establish procedures for responsible management of the module processes, access, upgrades, testing, and third-party systems that impact the Colleague system and modules.

These representatives contribute to the data governance program and enable the practice of making strategic and effective decisions regarding Regis University's information assets.