Useful Links

General Links

Horizon Report, 2015 (The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative(ELI))

Data Sources

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey

Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning
"The Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (OIRAP) gathers, analyzes, and uses data to inform institutional planning, policy development and decision-making." The OIRAP website provides data about institutional characteristics, including the Rutgers "Fact Book" and "Dashboard Indicators," and a variety of reports and surveys about Rutgers.

Rutgers University Libraries

Director's Station (SirsiDynix)
Director's Station facilitates analysis of data available from the integrated library system of the Rutgers University Libraries. Circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, and other data can be found and manipulated into custom reports.

Library Statistics - (Rutgers University Libraries)
Contact Sam McDonald to use this web page to view monthly statistics for the Libraries website from 1994 to the current year.

Rutgers University Libraries Statistics
Detailed library statistics, through 2011, can be produced by this interactive website. For more current statistics, please contact Jeanne Boyle at

Statistics (Rutgers University Libraries)
Annual statistical reports and charts are available in both PDF and Excel format. This website also has a link to the Libraries interactive statistics where more detailed statistics may be generated. Searchpath statistical charts are also available.


Academic Libraries: 2010 (National Center for Education Statistics)
Provides national data for U.S. academic libraries and for characteristics of public/private, level, FTE enrollment, and Carnegie classification.

Academic Library Statistics (Association of College and Research Libraries) Data is given for universities awarding associate, bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees. Data categories are for collections expenditures, staffing, degrees, faculty, enrollment, etc. An interesting data category is for digitization activities.

Annual Surveys (Association of Research Libraries)
"ARL Statistics is a series of annual publications that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities for ARL member libraries." Data is given by institution and in the aggregate. An online interactive edition that allows comparisons among institutions or over a period of years is available.

Compare Academic Libraries (National Center for Education Statistics)
"Use this site to create reports comparing one library of interest to other libraries." Each Rutgers campus is listed separately.

Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, sustainable, Practical Assessment
This website presents archived papers from the 2010 Baltimore, Maryland conference on library assessment as well as information about past conferences.

Higher Education


Selected Rankings

Benchmarking (Council of Graduate Schools)
The Council of graduate Schools provides benchmarking for admissions and enrollment data for US graduate schools. Data is offered by country and region of origin and field of study. Use the column on the left to drill down to specific reports and data.

Annual Ranking of World Universities
This annual ranking was originally developed to find out the gap between Chinese universities and world-class universities, particularly in terms of academic or research performance. It has been published every year since 2003, and all years are available from this website. Data is published on the top 500 universities. In 2014, Rutgers ranked 52nd.

America's Best Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
U.S. News & World Report" carries out this annual survey to help college-bound students choose the right college. Data includes information on retention and graduation rates, class size, selectivity of students admitted, and finances. The peer assessment score has made the survey controversial in recent years.

America's Best Graduate Schools (U.S. News & World Report)
Data from more than 12,000 graduate programs were collected for the 2009 rankings. The report is arranged by discipline, and the methodologies used vary by discipline group. Rutgers is ranked in the library sciences, criminology, English, and history groups.

Association of American Universities Data Exchange
The Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) is a public service organization whose purpose is to improve the quality and usability of information about higher education." Members are AAU institutions. The AAUDE website provides links to studies by higher education organizations, universities, and the commercial sector.

Condition of Education
This website is an integrated collection of the indicators and analyses published in "The Condition of Education." Some indicators may have been updated since they appeared in print.

Dimensions and Use of the Scholarly Information Environment: A Data Set Assembled by the Digital Library Federation and Outsell, Inc. (Digital Library Federation and the Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002)

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) (National Center for Education Statistics)"
"IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES. Data are collected from all primary providers of postsecondary education in the country in areas including enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty, staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid."

NCHEMS Information Center for State Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)
NCHEMS gives comparative data for states and counties and provides studies on special topics, race/ethnicity, and policy questions. It is possible to generate your own data and maps.

Projections of Education Statistics to 2025 (NCES)
Provides projections of enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures at the national, regional, and state levels for elementary and secondary schools and enrollment and degrees conferred at the national level for degree-granting institutions.

Top American Research Universities Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance)
The top 25, 50, and 200 research universities are identified and ranked by nine performance measures. Additional tables rank public and private research universities separately. Data for additional measures are compiled for institutions with substantial federal research expenditures. All data used is from public sources. In the 2010 report, Rutgers ranked in the top 25 nationally on at least one of the nine measures and in the top 25 among all public universities on at least one of the nine measures.

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC))
Published twice each year in January and June since 2004, the various rankings are based on the Web presence of the institutions included. "Web presence measures the activity and visibility of the institutions and it is a good indicator of impact and prestige of universities. Rank summarizes the global performance of the University, provides information for candidate students and scholars, and reflects the commitment to the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Rutgers world rank is 34.

The QS World University Rankings (Times Higher Education Supplement)
The QS World University Rankings are compiled based on six indicators: academic peer review, employer review, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty, and international students. First published in 2004, the ranking highlights more than 800 of the top universities in the world. In 2013, Rutgers University - New Brunswick ranked 255th.


DataUniverse (Home News Tribune and the Courier News)
Included are statistics for public payroll, retirees, federal earmarks, election records, property sales, crime reports, SAT results, and much more.

Survey Sources

The Rutgers University Libraries used LibQUAL+(R) to gather user opinion during the spring 2005 semester. The results, which were incorporated into the Libraries current strategic plan, are available on the staff website at:

MINES for Libraries
"Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES) is an online, transaction-based survey that collects data on the purpose of use of electronic resources and the demographics of users". The survey instrument is under development by the Association of Research Libraries, and the Rutgers University Libraries have agreed to collaborate on developing its use with EZproxy.

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