External & Supplemental Data Sources

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS data are submitted at the aggregated-level from postsecondary institutions and do not have student-level information. Institutions submit data through 12 interrelated survey components about general higher education topics for 3 reporting periods, Fall, Winter, and Spring.

IPEDS Data Feedback Report

Student Achievement Measure (SAM)

The SAM tracks student movement across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of under-graduate student progress and completion within the higher education system. SAM is an alternative to the federal graduation rate, which is limited to tracking the completion of first-time, full-time students at one institution.

Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA)

The VFA is the principle accountability framework for community colleges with measures defined to encompass the full breadth of the community college mission and the diversity of students' goals and educational experiences.

Create a VFA account.

  1. Enter your FSW email address in the New User box and click Validate.
  2. Enter the required contact information and click Register. You will be automatically logged in once you are registered.
  3. Once you are logged in, click here to view the detailed dashboards.

Florida College System (FCS) Accountability Measures (PDF)

The FCS Accountability Measures provide for the systematic and ongoing assessment of quality improvement of Florida College System institutions.

Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) helps colleges focus on students’ experiences in the critical first few weeks of college. Grounded in research about what works in retaining and supporting entering students, SENSE collects and analyzes data about institutional practices and student behaviors.

SENSE 2022

SENSE 2020

SENSE 2018

SENSE 2016

SENSE 2015

SENSE 2014

SENSE 2013

SENSE 2012

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) provides information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning and of the quality of colleges. The survey, administered to college students, asks questions that assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated highly with student learning and student retention.

CCSSE 2021

CCSSE 2019

CCSSE 2017

CCSSE 2016

CCSSE 2015

CCSSE 2014

CCSSE 2013

CCSSE 2010