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Sources and Timing of Data

The Commission collects data from a variety of sources. The table below documents:
  • The source of each type of data collected
  • The time frame in which it is collected
  • The time frame when it is processed and available
  • Where the data is reported on the Commission website
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Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
ACT Scores and Participation Rates for All States Download from Website Late Summer Late Summer
Source(s): ACT, Inc.
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Campus Crime Statistics Download from Website November November
Source(s): Office of Postsecondary Education of the U. S. Department of Education
Used In: Crime Statistics
Diversity and Distribution
Guide to California Colleges and Universities
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Degrees Awarded at Private Colleges and Universities in California Download from Website Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Used In: Custom Data Reports
School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS)
Student Snapshots
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Degrees Awarded at Public Colleges and Universities in California Submitted by Source Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California Community College Chancellor's Office
California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Diversity and Distribution
Ethnicity Snapshots
School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS)
Student Snapshots
Trend Analysis
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Degrees Awarded for All States Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): National Center for Education Statistics
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Economic Data for All States Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): United States Census Bureau
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population
50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Economic Data for California Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): California Department of Finance
California Employment Development Department
United States Census Bureau
Used In: California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population
Regional Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Enrollment at Private Colleges and Universities in California Download from Website Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Guide to California Colleges and Universities
Student Snapshots
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities in California Submitted by Source Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California Community College Chancellor's Office
California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Diversity and Distribution
Ethnicity Snapshots
Guide to California Colleges and Universities
School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS)
Student Snapshots
Trend Analysis
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Enrollment for All States Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): National Center for Education Statistics
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
First-Time Freshmen Enrollment at Private Colleges and Universities in California Submitted by Source On-Going On-Going
Source(s): Individual Institutions / Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Used In: College-Going Rates
Custom Data Reports
High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Regional Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
First-Time Freshmen Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities in California Submitted by Source Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California Community College Chancellor's Office
California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: College-Going Rates
Custom Data Reports
Diversity and Distribution
Ethnicity Snapshots
Freshmen Pathways
High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Regional Data
Trend Analysis
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment Submitted by Source Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California Community College Chancellor's Office
California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
High School A-G Completions at California Schools Download from Website Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California Department of Education
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Diversity and Distribution
High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
High School Graduates from Schools in California Download from Website Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California Department of Education
Used In: College-Going Rates
Custom Data Reports
Diversity and Distribution
High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Regional Data
Student Snapshots
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Higher Education Funding for All States Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): National Center for Education Statistics
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Higher Education Funding for California Special Request On-Going On-Going
Source(s): California Community College Chancellor's Office
California Department of Finance
California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Fees and Funding
Fiscal Snapshots
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Institutional Characteristics Varies with the source On-Going On-Going
Source(s): Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education
California Community College Chancellor's Office
California Department of Education
California State University Systemwide Office
Individual Institutions / Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Ethnicity Snapshots
Freshmen Pathways
Guide to California Colleges and Universities
Regional Data
School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS)
Student Snapshots
Transfer Pathways
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
K-12 Enrollment at Schools in California Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): California Department of Education
Used In: High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
K-12 Test Results Download from Website Late Summer Late Summer
Source(s): California Department of Education
Used In: Freshmen Pathways
High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Outreach Programs at High Schools Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): Academic Preparation Program Reference and Information System (APRIS)
Used In: High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Population Data for All States Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): United States Census Bureau
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population
50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Population Data for California Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): California Department of Finance
United States Census Bureau
Used In: California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population
Diversity and Distribution
Regional Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
SAT Scores and Participation Rates for All States Download from Website Late Summer Late Summer
Source(s): College Board
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Student Costs for All States Download from Website On-Going On-Going
Source(s): National Center for Education Statistics
Used In: 50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population
50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Student Fees for California Public Colleges and Universities Special Request On-Going On-Going
Source(s): California Community College Chancellor's Office
California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Fees and Funding
Fiscal Snapshots
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Transfers (Fall-Term) to Private Universities in California Submitted by Source On-Going On-Going
Source(s): Individual Institutions / Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Transfers (Fall-Term) to Public Universities in California Submitted by Source Late Spring Early Summer
Source(s): California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Student Snapshots
Trend Analysis
Data Description Obtained By Usually Received Usually Available
Transfers (Full-Year) to Public Universities in California Special Request October November
Source(s): California State University Systemwide Office
University of California Systemwide Office
Used In: Custom Data Reports
Transfer Pathways
Trend Analysis
 

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