Data at Your Fingertips

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) presents institutional data in accessible and meaningful ways and provides prompt, accurate responses to all requests for information. We are committed to maintaining high standards of data integrity and security at all times.

 

 
Data Den

Our database and dashboarding system provides common data sets and reports.

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Assessment Guides

Our internal assessment website is full of general and departmental resources.

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So what do we do?

  • Ensure compliance with all accreditation requirements
  • Facilitate recurring assessment processes
  • Collect and distribute qualitative and quantitative data 
  • Provide data collection tools and consultation services
  • Analyze institutional data obtained from myriad sources
  • Oversee data governance and standardization efforts
  • Communicate relevant data to various audiences

University Data

Student body enrollment data for the 2020-2021 school year:

Fall 2020 Enrollment by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

Race/Ethnicity

Women

Men

Grand Total

American Indian or Alaskan Native

4

3

7

Asian

123

79

202

Black or African American

44

62

106

Hispanic

311

228

539

Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander

0

2

2

Nonresident Alien

38

56

94

Two or More Races

64

58

122

White

716

699

1415

Unknown

12

13

25

Grand Total

1312

1200

2512

 

Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity

Women

Men

Grand Total

American Indian or Alaskan Native

0

1

1

Asian

6

3

9

Black or African American

3

2

5

Hispanic

40

15

55

Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander

0

0

0

Nonresident Alien

2

1

3

Two or More Races

7

2

9

White

48

43

91

Unknown

0

0

0

Grand Total

106

67

173

 

Total 2020-21 Enrollment

Student Level

Number

Undergraduate

2512

Graduate

173

Total

2685

 

New Full Time First-Year Degree Seeking Students

Total: 634
Percentage Male: 49.37%
Percentage Underrepresented: 35.17%
Average SAT Score: 1338
Average ACT Score: 30

 

Number of Federal Pell Grant Recipients

Total: 420

 

This information can also be found in our Common Data Sets and Factbooks

 

External Data Sources

 

Factbooks

The Trinity University Factbook provides statistical institutional information.

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Common Data Sets

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. CDS reports display standardized Trinity statistics for year over year comparisons.

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Student Achievement and Success

Retention and Graduation Rates

Trinity's Retention Committee has established acceptable, preferred, and ideal retention and graduation rates based on these rates at peer institutions. Among first-year students starting in 2018, 92% were retained to the second year.

First-Year Retention

Chart graphic of First-Year Retention Targets and Actuals data

Figure 1: First-Year Retention Rate Targets and Actuals.

Trinity University closely monitors both first-year retention rates. First-year retention averages about 91%. Trinity has established acceptable, preferred, and ideal retention rates. The ideal and acceptable values are the upper and lower limits of a 90% prediction interval for a regression model based on the characteristics of the students in the incoming class and the retention and graduation rates of reference institutions. For the 2016 entering cohort, Trinity’s retention rate from first to second year (89%) was between the acceptable and preferred retention rate. For the 2017 and 2018 entering cohorts, Trinity’s retention rate from first to second year (91% and 92%, respectively) has exceeded the preferred retention rate.

First-Year Graduation

Chart graphic of First-Year Graduation Targets and Actuals data

Figure 2: First-Year Graduation Rate Targets and Actuals.

Trinity’s ideal, preferred, and acceptable graduation rates are also defined using a linear regression calculation based on incoming student statistics and those of comparison institutions, just as the retention rates are calculated. For students beginning as first-time full-time degree-seeking students in Falls of 2011, 2012, and 2013, Trinity’s six-year graduation rates are below the acceptable level.  In 2011, the six-year graduation rate was 0.1% under the acceptable range. In 2012, the six-year graduation rate was 1.8% under the acceptable range. In 2013, the six-year graduation rate was 1.3% under the acceptable range.

Among first-year students starting in 2013, 76% graduated in six years or less.

 

Outcomes

Trinity University regularly surveys graduating seniors six months following May graduation. Outcomes for graduates based on these survey results are shown in the table below.

To attempt to account for all graduates, not just those who reply to the six months out survey, the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness combines the results with information obtained from a survey done at the time of graduation as well as with information from follow-ups conducted by the Office of Career Services. Data from this first destination census are provided below.

First Destinations of May 2020 Graduates

Results represent best known activities of May graduates at six months out from graduation. Data collected from the Graduating Senior and First Destination Surveys, as well as outreach efforts conducted from the Office of Career Services.

Outcomes Total Graduates % of Total Graduates
Continuing education 148 32.60%
Employed full time 160 35.24%
Employed part time 12 2.64%
Serving in the US military 2 0.44%
Volunteering 2 0.44%
Seeking employment 48 10.57%
None of the above 5 1.10%
Unknown 77 16.96%

Acceptable, preferred, and ideal targets for the percentage of students still seeking employment six months following graduation are 10%, 6%, and 2% respectively. The true percentage of those seeking employments is likely to lie between the percentage obtained from survey respondents and the percentage estimated from the first destination census. The graph below shows both percentages and the targets.

Chart graphic of Graduates Still Seeking Employment Six Months After Graduation data

 

Medical School Acceptance Rates

Trinity's Health Professions Advisory Committee monitors acceptance rates to medical school. Five percentage points above the national average rate has been designated as preferred while exceeding the national average acceptance rate has been designated as acceptable.

Trinity University's Health Professions Advisory Committee writes a letter of evaluation for every student who applies. Some schools have an internal selection process and will write letters, give practice interviews, etc. for only the highest-achieving students.

Rates reported here may not be comparable to rates reported by other institutions. Latest available figures indicate a 36% medical school acceptance rate among Trinity graduates during the 2017-2018 admissions cycle.

Chart graphic of Trinity and National Medical School Acceptance Rates

 

Law School Acceptance Rates

The Prelaw Advisory Committee monitors acceptance rates to law schools and has set an acceptable threshold of 60% of applicants being admitted to at least one ABA-accredited law school. Latest available figures report a 79% law school acceptance rate and 61% matriculation rate for Trinity graduates.

Chart graphic of Trinity Law School Acceptance and Matriculation Rates data

 


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Accreditation

Trinity University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's and master's degrees. 

You can contact the Commission on Colleges directly with questions about Trinity’s accreditation, but the Commission requests that they be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

 

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Additional Accreditations 

Trinity is also a member of the Associated Colleges of the South, a consortium of sixteen distinguished liberal arts colleges and universities.

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Resources

 
Data Den Guide

A step-by-step guide to logging into, exploring, and troubleshooting the Data Den system (Tableau).

 
Data Den

Our database and dashboarding system provides common data sets and reports.

 
Assessment Resources

We created an entire (secure) website to house our multitude of department- or topic-specific resources.

Reference Institutions


Contact Us


Northrup Hall, Suite 410
 ir@trinity.edu

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Michelle Byrne
Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment
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Jami Cunningham
Senior Data Analyst
Kara Larkan-Skinner
Kara Larkan-Skinner
Executive Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
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Emily Marshall
Senior Data Analyst