IRP provides student, classes, services, and activities data to a variety of external bodies. We meet the data reporting requirements mandated by the federal government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. NECC is a member of several non-governmental bodies and we voluntarily provide data to those groups for the purpose of tracking student success.
IPEDS (the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System) is a set of surveys that colleges complete every year for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. You can learn more about IPEDS and how the data is used on their website.
HEIRS (Higher Education Information Resource System) is a data collection system operated by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. You can access data from other community colleges and state universities in the HEIRS Data Center. The most recent summaries of data submitted to HEIRS by NECC are below:
The HEIRS data are used to measure progress towards the goals of the Board of Higher Education’s Vision Project.
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is a project conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges with the intent of measuring student success that is specific to the community college experience. You can visit NECC’s public profile on the VFA’s website. To learn more about how the VFA measures success, you can read their Metrics Manual.
Surveys & Publications
A number of organizations administer surveys and publish information about educational institutions. IRP regularly provides NECC data to these publications, including:
- College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges
- New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
- Boston Magazine’s Guide to New England Colleges and Universities
- ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire
- Peterson’s survey
- Wintergreen Orchard House survey
- Military Times Best for Vets survey
- Modern Language Association (MLA) Enrollments in Languages Other than English survey