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Data Trends

As one of the Provost’s action areas, this vital campus data is made accessible and transparent to the community. Featured here are Student Enrollment Trends and Faculty Data Trends. On the student side, overall enrollment, major/minor enrollment and degrees conferred data are provided. For faculty data, provided are faculty counts at the university and school/unit levels, along with instructional data.

Learn more about the data quality and methodology used.

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Data and Methodology

Data Quality

Data values may vary depending on the source.

  • Census Data — Institutional Research generates high-quality census data in the fall, spring and summer that are point-in-time. Census data are used for the university’s compliance and other external reporting, the university’s Fact Book, and trends analysis over time.
  • Operational Data — W&M uses Banner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to manage core day-to-day business activities. The data are generally refreshed nightly.

The types of data or information you will find here.

  • Degrees conferred are degrees graduated in a given academic year. These data can give you an idea of the number of degrees William & Mary graduates in a discipline or by degree.
  • Enrollment numbers provide a “snapshot” of enrollment by discipline/degree. These data will give you an idea of how many students were enrolled in a school, degree, discipline and/or program. Enrollment numbers are based on headcounts, not full-time-equivalency (a single value providing a meaningful combination of full-time and part-time students).
  • Operational data, rather than census data, are used for major and minor counts because census data are “frozen” within the first two weeks of a semester, inadvertently omitting a significant window of when students declare their majors and minors.
  • At the time of data collection, Spring 2022 was the most recent completed semester. Additional recent data will be added as they become available.