The Business Objects report includes summary tables mirroring the IPEDS reporting format to assist with data entry. Additionally, all detail is provided for export into Excel. We included all calculated variables within the detail as well as the source data to provide as much transparency as possible. Generally, all summary tables are based on variables, even for simple calculations. The purpose of this design is to reduce risk and increase efficiency in updates to this report, where one attribute (e.g. Gender) is referenced several times.
For detailed documentation please reference this PDF.