Institutional Effectiveness

The UMC Institutional Effectiveness office is responsible for collecting, compiling and/or coordinating the collection of appropriate and accurate institutional data for institutional reporting to internal and external offices and agencies including University, state, federal and other agencies and to provide research and data analysis to support planning, management, institutional improvement and the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Fall 2017 On-Campus Degree Seeking Enrollment

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Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 Degree Seeking On-Campus Student Retention

Fall 16 to 17 On-campus Degree seeking Retention

Four and Six Year Graduation Rates: 

Fall 2013 (4yr), Fall 2011 (6yr) 

Spring 2017 Grad Rates

Rates represent Degree Seeking NHS Students enrolled On-Campus

Student Profiles



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:

Peer Institutions

Peer Institutions

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
  • 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
  • University of Wisconsin - Platteville in Platteville, Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin

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

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Degree By Enrollment

The University of Minnesota Crookston offers academic programs in four departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Liberal Arts and Education; Business; and Math, Science and Technology. There are 34 majors, 22 minors, and 3 certificates that can be taken on-campus or online. Click the link below to see historical enrollment for each program.

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International Students

Students from many countries attend the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) - a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system. They contribute a unique world view and participate in all aspects of campus life. Click the link below to see the academic programs our international students are enrolled in from 2013-2017 and their home countries.


Click here for more information on becoming a prospective international student

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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