Data and the Federal Government

All higher education institutions in the United States send data to the federal government, specifically the Department of Education. This portion of the webpage discusses some of the primary ways we interact with the federal government ( and organizations that essentially act on their behalf).

Department of Education Crest

Department of Education Crest

The Department of Education

This is the mothership for educational funding and policy in America. The federal Department of Education manages the education infrastructures in the United States. Most of the information we (SSU) submits is through the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Database. However, the Department of Education does a lot of other stuff, and this part of our humble website explains those interactions.

 
IPEDs Logo

IPEDs Logo

The Integrated Postseconday Education Database

The Integrated Postsecondary Educational Database is where we do our heavy lifting. Our office submits the files, in conjunction with many other offices on campus, every year.

This section explains IPEDs and also some of the data we submit. There are a lot of wonderful tools to consider and we will do our best to highlight them in this section.

Screenshot of the Higher Learning Commission Homepage

Screenshot of the Higher Learning Commission Homepage

Everything Else (Including Accreditation)

Accreditation is how we maintain our ability to do a lot of things on this campus. Being a university is at the top of the list. Even though our accreditation is not directly managed by the federal government, the regional accreditors act on behalf of the federal government.

This section highlights data related to accreditation, and other topics related to the federal government.