Have you seen Radford University's 2012 Fact Book? It's chock-full of useful information specific to the university.
There's one more fact, not included in the publication, you should know. The Southern Association of Institutional Research (SAIR) has selected Radford University's Fact Book 2012 as the best printed fact book in the competition.
SAIR chose the RU Fact Book from entries by a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Georgia and Florida State University, which finished second and third, respectively, in the competition.
Entries are judged on the basis of appearance, creativity, coverage of the topic, quality and approach of the data, clarity and overall quality. The 2012 results were announced at the association's annual conference Sept. 22-25 in Orlando, Fla.
RU's Fact Book 2012, compiled by the university's Office of Institutional Research, Reporting and Assessment, offers comprehensive information on admissions, enrollment, degree completion, faculty and staff, financials, and many other facets of the university.
"The purpose of the fact book is to provide information in a user-friendly format," said Debra Templeton, assistant vice president and director of the Office of Institutional Research, Reporting, and Assessment.
In addition to the printed publication, RU's Fact Book is available online to the general public, including prospective students and their parents, Templeton noted.
On its website, SAIR states its mission as advancing research leading to improved understanding, planning and operation of institutions of post-secondary education. It also provides "a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research."