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As a state-related instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Temple University must comply with a wide range of state and federal reporting requirements. The information provided supports many of the Universities financial and academic requirements ranging from state appropriations funding to academic program accreditation.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
IPEDS, which was established by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - a division of the U.S. Department of Education - collects data through a series of interrelated surveys from all primary providers of postsecondary education. The IPEDS system collects institution-level data in areas such as enrollment, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances. NCES provides an online tool, the College Navigator, which provides access to various key statistics for participating educational institutions.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education - Annual Institutional Profile
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to accredit degree-granting institutions that wish to participate in federal Title IV student loan programs in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
PA State Appropriations for State-Related Universities
As a state-related university in Pennsylvania, Temple receives an annual appropriation and is therefore statutorily required to provide reports summarizing various financial and instructional metrics. DAR provides key institutional information to support the state reporting requirements.
The Snyder Report
Temple University, and three other PA state-related universities (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh) must provide full, complete and accurate information as required by the Department of Education or the PA State Appropriations Committees. Act 61 of 2008, The Public School Code Amendments, requires the submission of an annual report summarizing instructional output, faculty salaries and workloads. DAR, in conjunction with the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is charged with compiling the Snyder Report on an annual basis.