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Strategic Analysis and Reporting

Strategic Analysis and Reporting | Institutional Research

Strategic Analysis and Reporting (SAR) exists to serve internal and external constituents’ data and informational needs. Internally, we partner with offices throughout Washburn University to provide clean, timely, and actionable data and analyses to help the University serve its strategic needs, especially as they relate to helping students succeed.

Externally, we provide data and information to regulatory agencies like the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) – visit the IPEDS Data Center – and the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) – visit the Kansas Higher Education Reporting System dashboard.

Please click the links below to find basic demographic and other information about Washburn’s faculty and staff. You may also compare Washburn’s faculty salaries to universities in Kansas and across the country in the Faculty Salary Report.

Employee Demographics 2012-13 to 2017-18

Faculty Demographics 2013-14 to 2017-18

Full-time Equivalent Faculty 2012-13 to 2017-18

Faculty Salary Report


Request Data

Need to know something? Please complete the Data Request Form. Use the Data Request Page to track your request. You will be notified by email when your request has been received and reviewed. You will also be able to go to the Data Request Page to see the status of your request. Note: To access the Data Request Form and the Data Request Page, you will need to sign in with your email username and password.

Navigate Argos

Wondering how to access Argos?  Try this direct link to Argos Login, or learn about how to access Argos from the Washburn homepage.

Not sure how to navigate Argos once in it? Contact one of your Data Bods. You may also contact argossupport@washburn.edu or Strategic Analysis & Reporting.

Not sure what a data label means? In several places in Argos, a data dictionary called the Data Cookbook is attached to reports. That’s a good starting point. If you’re still confused or think we should add something to the Data Cookbook, let us know by contacting argossupport@washburn.edu or Strategic Analysis and Reporting.

College Portrait

The College Portrait website provides basic, comparable information from over 300 public colleges and universities. The website is a tool for prospective students and their families during the college search process as well as a resource for high school guidance counselors, community college advisors, state policymakers. Each institution’s College Portrait has a variety of information including the characteristics of students and faculty, admissions requirements, popular majors, average class sizes, campus safety, the future plans of graduates, and much more. Every College Portrait provides cost of attendance and financial aid information and an interactive tool for users to more specifically estimate their own costs at a particular institution.

The College Portrait was developed as a part of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) for colleges and universities to provide greater accountability through accessible, transparent, and comparable information. VSA is a voluntary initiative for four-year public colleges and universities, developed through a partnership between the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

College Portrait, Washburn University 

The Higher Learning Commission

Washburn University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.


College Navigator 

College Navigator, a tool provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, is designed to help students, parents, and high school counselors review information about nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions. Information provided by College Navigator includes program offered, degreed awarded, retention and graduation rates, cost of attendance, available financial aid, campus safety, and accreditation.

College Navigator, Washburn University 

Kansas Board of Regents

The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (seven public universities, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges) including Washburn University. In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, and career and technical education programs.

College Board, Trends in College Pricing

Trends in College Pricing, an annual publication of the College Board, provides data on undergraduate tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses at public two-year and four-year and private four-year institutions. The report also addresses the net price students actually pay after taking grant aid into consideration.

Association for Institutional Research

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) supports its members in their efforts to continuously improve the practice of institutional research for postsecondary education planning, management and operations, and to further develop and promote the institutional research profession.

 Association for Institutional Research

Strategic Analysis and Reporting exists to serve internal and external constituents’ data and informational needs. Internally, we partner with offices throughout Washburn University to provide clean, timely, and actionable data and analyses to help the University serve its strategic needs, especially as they relate to helping students succeed. Here's some of what we do:

  • Research factors related to student success
  • Forecast enrollment and research factors related to student enrollment
  • Create automated data reports in Argos
  • Create longitudinal and analytic dashboards in Washburn's Data Warehouse
  • Write routine reports that help the University understand itself and how it has changed over time.

Externally, we provide data and information to regulatory agencies like the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) – visit the IPEDS Data Center – and the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) – visit the Kansas Higher Education Statistics dashboard.


SAR's People

Bill Finley

Bill Finley, Director

785-670-1878

Tisha Prather

Tisha Prather, Data Analyst

785-670-1645

Frank Bell Programmer Analyst

Frank Bell, Programmer Analyst
785-670-1876

Christy Smith

Christy Smith, Research Analyst

785-670-1372

Christa Smith

Christa Smith, Academic Effectiveness Analyst

785-670-1873

Washburn University
Strategic Analysis and Reporting
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
785-670-1645
785-670-1048 fax

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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