Facts and Figures
Performance Measurement Reporting System (PMRS)
According to the DHE, the PMRS "provides a comprehensive examination of the performance of each of Massachusetts’ community colleges and state universities on a set of key indicators focused on Access & Affordability, Student Success & Completion, Workforce Alignment and Fiscal Stewardship."
Common Data Sets (CDS)
The Common Data Set is a set of standard data items that form the basis of reports to external survey organizations, including the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report.
Key Data Elements & Indicators Reports
MMA's Key Data Elements & Indicators Report is an annual report that was initiated in the 2015-2016 academic year. It includes a snapshot overview as well as detailed data pertaining to admissions, enrollment, and degrees. The report also includes information on educational effectiveness indicators, including retention and graduation rates as well as other measures of student achievement and success. Interactive dashboards from the annual reports are also under development and the first release included Degrees Conferred by Program. Enrollment by Program has now also been added.
Student Consumer Information
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, requires that institutions that participate in Title IV student financial aid programs disclose disaggregated graduation rates by gender, race/ethnicity, and receipt of federal aid. Additional disclosure information is available in MMA's Key Data Elements & Indicators Report (see above) and through MMA's Student Consumer Information web page.