Basic Carleton Data

Institutional Research and Assessment is in the process of creating new reports to provide a much wider variety of data about Carleton College.

Carleton Facts

  • This institutional profile has been compiled as a common source of the most frequently requested information about Carleton. Most indicators reflect the official statistics reported by Carleton to the U.S. Department of Education or on the "Common Data Set" of information collected by the major college guidebooks.  Except as noted, the contents reflect numbers as of the fall of the most recent academic year or final figures from the previous academic or fiscal year.

Common Data Set (CDS)

  • At the level above this page, the Common Data Set (CDS) page contains a series of annual data reports, including a Common Data Set Trends report which summarizes many years of the most frequently requested statistics about the College. The Common Data Set is a survey used to collect the types of information published by the major college guidebooks.

Core Strategic Indicators

  • The Carleton College Core Strategic Indicators page contains a two-page "at-a-glance" set of numeric trends for about 60 of the "most frequently requested" indicators about the College.
  • The Enrollment Data section contains term-by-term enrollment census reports and a long-range summary of Carleton enrollment statistics. (See the Enrollment Summary Fall Term files for an expanded summary of official enrollment demographics which are reported on an annual basis.)

Carleton Fees

  • Carleton tuition, fees, and room and board trends, and a summary table with the most recent available fee breakdown.

Majors and Concentrations

  • Counts of majors and concentrations at graduation and of numbers of declared majors as of fall census (juniors and seniors).

Graduation and Retention

  • Trend tables showing, first-year to sophomore retention rates, and 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-year graduation rates for several first-time, first-year entering student cohorts. Tables are broken out by gender and racial/ethnic status.
  • Carleton’s disclosure of graduation rates by for students receiving Pell grants, subsidized Stafford loan (but no Pell), and neither Pell grant nor subsidized Stafford loan.  (This is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.)

Degrees Awarded

  • Details about degrees awarded by Carleton College

Public National Sources with Carleton data:

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

  • NAICU has an online resource known as the College and University Accountabilitiy Network (UCAN), which presents a two page graphic summary of very basic information often requested by college applicants and their parents.  This is updated in late winter with data from the fall of the current academic year. 
  • Carleton's UCAN page
  • You may look at a comprehensive set of basic statistics that Carleton has submitted to the U.S. Department of Education at its CollegeNavigator web site. This contains a quick overview of Carleton's data for the general public, although much of it may be about a year old.
  • Carleton's Summary on CollegeNavigator (U.S. Department of Education)