OIE collects, analyzes, warehouses, and disseminates statistical data about the University to facilitate institutional planning, policy formation, and decision-making at the program, department, division, school, and university levels.
OIE's Facts & Figures contains an interactive and user-friendly set of data that Pepperdine faculty, staff, and administrators can use to better understand the nature and effectiveness of their programs.
The OIE database is released in several formats:
- Quick Facts provides an overview on current enrollment, retention and graduation; as well as faculty and staff demographics.
- The Fact Book provides more in-depth information in three primary categories: faculty, students and staff. Historical information is also housed in the Fact Book.
- The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.
- The Interactive Reports provide OLAP interface for users to access the OIE data warehouse. Currently, interactive reports are available for enrollment, retention and graduation data. (For departmental use only.)
- College Navigator is a school search engine for college-bound students. It consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics.
- The University & College Accountability Network (U-CAN) is designed to offer prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information about the nation's private, nonprofit colleges and universities in a common format. It was developed and is maintained by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).