Surveys and Rankings

Common Data Set (CDS)


The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education setting.  Our office's goal by completing the CDS annually is to provide clear, relevant, standard data items with clear definitions.


PDF Icon 2013-14 CDS





The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics. IPEDS collects data on enrollment, program completions, faculty and staff, graduation rates, financial aid, and finances from all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding. 



National Survey of Student Engagement


The NSSE survey provides data to higher education institutions to assess and improve their undergraduate education. In 2013, more than 500 US college and universities participated. The survey is sent to first-year and senior-year students in bachelor's degree programs. SUNY Cobleskill most recently participated in the Spring 2014 semester. Summaries of the college's results from previous years can be seen below.


PDF Icon 2011 Summary


PDF Icon  2008 Summary



SUNY Student Opinion Survey


This survey is administered across the State University of New York system every three years. It uses a random sample of students and takes about 20 minutes to complete. The survey assesses students' satisfaction with their college experience.


PDF Icon  1985-2012 Comparison 



U.S. News & World Report


SUNY Cobleskill ranks among the Best Regional Colleges in the North in the most recent U.S. News rankings. In 2014, U.S. News also calculated predicted graduation rates based on various student and college characteristics. SUNY Cobleskill is listed as an Overperforming Regional College as its actual graduation rate exceeds its predicted graduation rate for bachelor's degree students.