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Welcome to the 2013-14 Data Digest

The 2013-14 edition of the Purdue Data Digest provides official information about the Purdue University system and its campuses: West Lafayette, Calumet, North Central, IPFW, IUPUI and the Statewide Technology sites. The Digest covers a broad spectrum of topics and includes detailed data on students, student financial aid, faculty and staff, instructional activity, finance, facilities, research, and peer comparisons. Expanded interactive access to student and workforce data at the college level is available for the West Lafayette campus:  http://www.purdue.edu/datadigest/FacultyStaff/FacStaffDrilldowns and http://www.purdue.edu/datadigest/Students/studrilldowns

This is the last year the Data Digest will be published in this static format. Next year, a full complement of interactive access and visualization tools for viewing the data is planned.  This will allow the data to be updated as soon as it is available. For example, the student data will be available very early in the fall semester rather than at the end of the term. The goal is to ensure that the new  environment will meet user needs; therefore web analytical tools are helping to identify page usage of data most frequently accessed.

Thank you to all of the individuals and offices from all of the campuses who provided information for the Digest. We invite your comments and welcome suggestions for improvement.





Brent Drake, Ph.D.,
Chief Data Officer
Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness