Institutional Effectiveness

Welcome to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Here you will find both internal and external information about the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus. As an office, we are responsible for collecting and compiling accurate institutional data for internal and external reporting, including but not limited to administrative offices and University, State, or Federal Agencies. In the accordions below are research and data analysis documents supporting management, institutional improvement, and the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.

The University of Minnesota Crookston 2019-20 Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation

The Crookston campus has identified eleven higher education institutions as the primary comparison group for planning and assessment. The comparison institutions were selected based on their similarities in mission, size/enrollment, academic programs, rural setting, and other key characteristics.

  • Indiana University Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana
  • Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma
  • Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota
  • The State University of New York at Cobleskill in Cobleskill, New York
  • University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • University of Tennessee - Martin in Martin, Tennessee
  • The University of Wisconsin - Platteville in Platteville, Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

Student Profiles

Discover enrollment and the demographics of UMN Crookston Students. The Class of 2023 Fact Sheet provides a demographic break down, average incoming GPA, and where our New High School Students (First-Year Students) are from. Learn similar information about all of UMN Crookston students in the Fall 2019 All-Student Body Profile and Fall 2019 Degree Seeking Student Profile hand-outs.


Fact Workbooks and Slide Decks

For a deeper dive into the UMN Crookston student population, the following slide decks and workbooks layout department enrollment numbers, term GPA, retention, and graduation rates. 

Program Enrollment

UMN Crookston offers 33 programs across four academic departments, in addition to 23 minors and 7 certificates. Click the departments below to learn more about each program and which ones are offered fully online:

Discover how many students are enrolled in each program (On-Campus and Online) this Spring 2020 Semester and how programs have grown over the years. The Spring Program Enrollment Trends Workbook highlights the growth of UMN Crookston's online programs in the past 10 years.

PDF icon Spring Program Enrollment Trends: 2010 to 2020 Workbook

Common Data Set and External Survey Results

Common Data Set and External Survey Results

Common Data Set

PDF icon Common Data Set 2018 - 2019 

This document is a general fact book for information about the Crookston Campus of the University of Minnesota. It also serves as a standard response to college guide and other surveys. The document is based on the 2004-05 Common Data Set developed by the College Board, along with a consortium of higher education groups and guidebook publishers. (A listing of the CDS questions and definitions can be found at

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

2016 UMC Data Feedback Report PDF File Icon

IPEDS collects data on postsecondary education in the United States in seven areas: institutional characteristics, institutional prices, enrollment, student financial aid, degrees and certificates conferred, student persistence and success, and institutional human and fiscal resources. an An institution's Data Feedback Report is a report that graphically summarizes selected institutional data and compares the data with peer institutions. For more information about IPEDS please visit

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

NSSE 2016 On-Campus Students PDF File Icon

Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. For more information about NSSE please visit

Persistence & Completion Academy

Persistence & Completion Academy

UMC currently is taking part in the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy. Information related to that work can be found below:

Other Links

Other Links

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) utilizes a continuous improvement process and provides an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. For more information on the accreditation process and HLC please visit

Strategic Planning

The University of Minnesota Crookston engages in a continuous process of strategic planning that aligns well with UMC’s participation in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) accreditation pathway in the Higher Learning Commission. A new, ongoing strategic planning process began in 2014 and will continue throughout the current academic year and beyond. 

Office of Institutional Research - Twin Cities Campus

Institutional Analysis supports our stakeholders with institutional knowledge, expertise, and data-driven, user-focused perspectives. The University of Minnesota System strives to deliver data, content, communications, reporting, analysis, and research with the right information at the right time, to assist the community in gaining insight and making data-driven decisions at all organizational levels. 

UMC Assessment Committee

More information coming Winter 2017

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Admin Consultant/Analyst 2
(218) 281-8277
Business/Systems Analyst 1
(218) 281-8278

Institutional Effectiveness

University of Minnesota Crookston

309 Selvig Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8277



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