OIRDA Glossary

This section of the OIRDA webpages provides definitions to terms commonly used in higher education. A list of specific definitions of terms used at EWU is also provided. Knowledge of how these terms are defined is necessary in order to accurately interpret, analyze and compare institutional data.


OIRDA Glossary - IR terms specifically used in OIRDA reporting and analysis.

IPEDS Glossary of Terms- Defitinitons used when reporting to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

National Center of Educational Statistics (NCES) glossary of higher Education definitions- Higher education definitions used in reporting to federal agencies.

Agency, State Board, and Database Acronyms- Agencies, boards and databases related to higher education in the State of Washington.

EWU Faculty Organization list of commonly used acronyms

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Cheney, WA 99004

phone: 509.359.6564