Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation provides objective, systematic, and thorough research and analysis in support of Samuel Merritt University's strategic and operational planning, policy formation, and decision-making activities. This office makes available detailed information to administrative officials, governing boards, and accreditation agencies. Aggregated data are available for the public via the University Fact Book and Fact Sheet.

The office is committed to ensuring the consistency and accuracy of information reporting. In addition, the office serves as a vehicle to foster the sharing and communication of data and information.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide accurate and timely information and analyses

  • Collect, disseminate, analyze, and promote the use of information for University planning, decision-making, and assessment at all levels

  • Provide internally consistent and accurate reports to federal, state, and accrediting agencies

  • Maintain a service orientation toward the University community and public at large

  • Support other units in conducting program evaluations, outcome studies, and other projects designed to improve the quality of services and programs

Data Exhibits: Admissions

Admissions Activities by Level / Degree Objective / Program
Applicants, admits, and enrolled data by degree level and program
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14
Data can be filtered by campus, ethnicity, gender, and program

Preparation and Selectivity Levels of Entering Students
GPA, GRE, and MCAT data of entering students
Contains data for entering students in Fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Data filtered by program

Admissions by Gender
Applicants, admits, and enrolled data by gender
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14
Data can be filtered by campus and program

Admissions by Race/Ethnicity
Applicants, admits, and enrolled data by race/ethnicity
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14
Data can be filtered by campus and program

Data Exhibits: Enrollment

Headcount Enrollment by Degree Objective and Program   
Enrollment data by degree level and program
Contains data for fall, spring, and summer terms in academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14
Data can be filtered by campus, ethnicity, gender, and program

Headcount Enrollment and FTE by Student Status, Degree Objective, and Program
Enrollment and full-time equivalent (FTE) data by student type (continuing / new), status (full-time/part-time), degree level, and program. 
Contains data for fall, spring, and summer terms in academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14
Data can be filtered by campus, ethnicity, gender, and program

Headcount Enrollment by Gender, Degree Objective, and Program   
Enrollment data by gender, degree level, and program
Contains data for Fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Data can be filtered by campus, ethnicity, and program

Headcount Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Degree Objective, and Program  
Enrollment data by ethnicity, degree level, and program 
Contains data for fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013
Data can be filtered by campus, ethnicity, and program

Headcount Enrollment by Age, Degree Objective, and Program   
Enrollment data by age, degree level, and program
Contains data for fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013
Data can be filtered by campus, ethnicity, and program

Students Receiving Financial Aid   
Total numbers of undergraduate and graduate students receiving financial aid
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Sources and Recipients
List of University, Federal, State, and other financial aid sources awarded to undergraduate students. Each financial aid source includes total numbers of students receiving aid and total amounts of aid awarded. 
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Graduate Student Financial Aid Sources and Recipients
List of University, Federal, State, and other financial aid sources awarded to graduate students. Each financial aid source includes total numbers of students receiving aid and total amounts of aid awarded. 
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Data Exhibits: Degrees and Pass Rates

Degrees Awarded by Degree Level and Program  
Degrees awarded by degree level and program
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14
Data can be filtered by campus, race/ethnicity, and gender

Cohort Graduation, Retention, and Attrition Rates  
Overall graduation, retention and attrition rates by entering cohort year
Data can be filtered by program, campus, ethnicity, and gender

Data Exhibits: Faculty

Faculty Composition  
Faculty headcount by race/ethnicity and gender
Contains data for Fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Data can be filtered by status (full-time/part-time) and department/program

Faculty Headcount by Department  
Faculty headcount by department and status (full-time/part-time) 
Contains data for fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Data can be filtered by gender and ethnicity

Faculty Ethnicity by Program/Department
Faculty race/ethnicity by program/department
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Faculty Gender by Program/Department
Faculty gender by Program/Department
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Full-Time, Part-Time Faculty by Program/Department
Faculty status (full-time / part-time) by Program/Department
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Annualized Faculty with Terminal Degree by Program/Department
Percentages of annualized faculty with and without a terminal degree by program/department
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Faculty Rank by Program/Department
Faculty rank by program/department
Contains data for academic years 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Data Exhibits: Staff

Staff Composition by Race/Ethnicity and Gender  
Staff headcount by race/ethnicity and gender
Contains data for fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Data can be filtered by status (full-time/part-time)

Data Exhibits: Resources

Information and Computing Resources  
Data on library, computing, and information systems resources
Contains data for fall terms 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Sources of Revenue  
Data on SMU sources of revenue
Contains data for fiscal years 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Operating Expenditures  
Data on SMU operating expenditures
Contains data for fiscal years 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Assets and Liabilities  
Data on SMU assets and liabilities
Contains data for fiscal years 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Capital Investments  
Data on SMU capital Investments
Contains data for fiscal years 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Endowment Values and Performance & Gifts to the University  
Data on SMU endowment values and performance. Additional data on gifts to the University
Contains data for fiscal years 2017. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Custom Data Displays

Click here to create custom cross-tabulations and charts using student enrollment data from fall 2013 through fall 2017.