The institutions below are used as peers in at least one of the following studies: IPEDS, NSSE, and CSRDE. Based on characteristics similar to DSU, a committee selected specific criteria to be used in the peer selection. Some of the criteria include:

  • Cohort head count
  • Carnegie Classification
  • Percentage of part-time students
  • Percentage of underrepresented minorities
  • Institution size
  • Selectivity
  • Mission

The table below indicates the peers used in various studies.

Cameron University
Colorado State University-Pueblo
East Central University
Eastern New Mexico University- Main Campus
Emporia State University
Fairmont State University
Fort Hays State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Salem State University
Shepherd University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

CSRDE: Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange
NSSE: National Survey of Student Engagement IPEDS: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

Last Updated: 3/25/14