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Office of Assessment and Institutional Research

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research handles both institutional research and assessment for Spring Arbor University.

Institutional Research

Institutional Research is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of essential information about the University’s environment and performance. The office coordinates completion of all surveys required under IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) and responds to both internal and external requests for aggregated data.


Assessment oversees teaching evaluation through WEAVEonline® and coordinates the assessment function of the University.


Write expected outcomes/objectives
Establish criteria for success
Assess performance against criteria
View assessment results
Effect improvements through actions

Common Data Set

Spring Arbor University’s Common Data Set (CDS) reflects those data elements that institutions have agreed to report in the same way to various agencies and organizations (especially those that produce publications).

General Institutional Data

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded
(Sep. 1 – Aug. 31 Each Year)
Associate Degrees1212895
Bachelor Degrees625583429435388
Post BA Certificates00000
Master Degrees365367513451716
Total Degrees Awarded9989479508951109


Retention and Graduation Rates (Campus)20172018201920202021
1-yr Retention Rate, First-time, Full-time Students79%80%78%78%80%
6-yr Graduation Rate, First-time, Full-time Students60%57%57%65%64%

Fall Enrollment (October 1st each year)

Total Enrollment151914091344128111451083961
Full-time Equivalent14241305126411901057974873
Percent Full-time89%87%90%88%87%85%85%
Percent Female61%60%62%62%61%62%62%
Percent Minority24%23%25%27%27%31%30%
Professional Studies
Total Enrollment12021026859676662531389
Full-time Equivalent957828667504486423300
Percent Full-time45%46%41%37%28%40%39%
Percent Female79%79%75%74%79%78%82%
Percent Minority21%19%21%22%21%20%21%
Total Enrollment101196911381385162917191768
Full-time Equivalent87382910251289153016251649
Percent Full-time64%61%79%85%86%87%85%
Percent Female77%78%79%81%84%85%87%
Percent Minority18%18%20%20%20%19%19%
Total Enrollment3732340433413342343633333118
Full-time Equivalent3254296229562983307430222822
Percent Full-time68%67%73%77%75%79%79%
Percent Female71%71%71%72%76%77%79%
Percent Minority18%18%20%20%20%19%19%


Campus Undergraduate20162017201820192020
Full-time Faculty Headcount8076766963
Part-time Faculty Headcount5350534751
Percent of Curriculum Taught by Adjuncts30%22%27%26%24%
Student/Faculty Ratio14:114:112:113:112:1

Student Charges

Campus Undergraduate2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Full-time Tuition and Fees$27,150$28,210$29,030$29,872$30,440
Room and Board (typical)$9,640$10,010$10,260$10,456$10,456


Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Mary Cline
Assessment Assistant
Phone: 517.750.6553

Tom Korman
Director of Institutional Research
Phone: 517.750.6639