Internal Resources

The Office of Institutional Research draws from a number of internal and external sources to obtain data for analysis.  The data visualization tools at UW provide access into basic institutional data allowing the user to easily filter the criteria for her/his specific purpose.

In preparation for 2016 Fall admissions, we have created a reference page of reports related to Enrollment and Admissions.

UW Office of Planning & Budgeting - Institutional Analysis

Many internal and external reports and surveys are compiled and submitted on the behalf UW Bothell through the Institutional Analysis team on the UW Seattle Campus.  For more information about this data, please visit the Institutional Analysis webpage within the Office of Planning & Budgeting.

Public Profiles

On the main page of the UW Office of Planning & Budgeting - Institutional Analysis, you will find links to public facing data about the whole institution.  These interactive reports can be broken down by campus, school, degree level, and demographic information about the student population and are available to the public for use.
Access Public Profiles here

UW Profiles

UW Profiles are secure data visualizations about the institution.  These interactive reports provide a more in-depth view of the data and can be accessed using your net id.  You must have a valid netid and access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse.  

UW Business Intelligence (BI) Portal

The BI Portal, developed by UW-IT, provides access to operational data and reporting tools for subject areas including research, academic, HR, finance, advancement, and facilities.  The portal consists of a customizable dashboard. You must have a valid netid and access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse. 

External Resources

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

AIR is a professional association of more than 3,100 institutional researchers, planners, and decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world. AIR exists to benefit its members and help advance research that will improve the understanding, planning, and operation of higher education institutions.

Visit the AIR website.

Census Bureau

American FactFinder, a web page with information from the Census Bureau with drop-down menus for getting quick tables and comparison tables.  The American FactFinder URL is The Census Bureau website also includes the American Community Survey - an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.

Visit the Census Bureau website.

Education Research & Data Center (ERDC)

The ERDC provides users with data about students in Washington State, including their educational and workforce experiences, and performance over time.  The P-20 Feedback Reports can be accessed at  At this webpage you can get reports for school districts, high schools and higher education institutions. 

Visit the ERDC website.

Employment Security Department (ESD)

The State's Employment Security Department maintains web pages with information about employment, wages, and the labor market (by geographic area and by industry), and occupational information.  Career Bridge is Washington's career and education planning tool. The URL is

Visit the ESD website.

Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)

The Institute for Higher Education Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to foster access to and quality in postsecondary education. The Institute’s activities include research and policy analysis, policy formulation, program evaluation, strategic planning and implementation, and seminars. 

Visit the IHEP website.

Institute for International Education (IIE)

IIE conducts an annual survey of international education.  This includes enrollment of international students in U.S. institutions and U.S. students in study abroad programs.

Visit the IIE website.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’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.

Visit the IPEDS website.

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

NCES is home to all the data collected by the Department of Education.  A good place to start is the "Annual Reports" web page ( Education Statistics at a Glance brings together data from several NCES sources including The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics.

Visit the "Annual Reports and Information" site.

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

NCHEMS is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist colleges and universities as they improve their strategic decision making. 

Visit the NCHEMS website.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

NILOA is a comprehensive website regarding the assessment of student outcomes. 

Visit the NILOA website.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The NSF Division of Science has a website that includes surveys, data, and reports about math, science, technology and engineering education.

Visit the NSF website.

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

The NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.

Visit the NWCCU website.

Office of Financial Management (OFM)

The OFM provides information, fiscal services and policy support that the Governor, Legislature and state agencies use to serve the people of Washington State. 

Visit the OFM website.

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

OSPI maintains a web site with a variety of information about the K-12 system in the State. 

Visit the OSPI website.

US Department of Education

This site provides a wide variety of reports and databases on K-12 and post-secondary education, including statistical information from federally-mandated reports on enrollments, faculty, and the financial status of individual institutions.

Visit the US Department of Education website.