Research and Policy Analysis

Strategy and Fiscal Affairs Division

Student Information Reporting System (SIRS)

What is SIRS?

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents collects data on students once a term. Student Information Reporting System (SIRS) data are collected for students currently enrolled and for all students who graduate. Certain data elements are collected for students who enrolled the previous term, but are not enrolled this term.

SIRS data are used for making decisions about policies, program, and services to meet the needs of the University System. SIRS data are the basis for many University System reports, including the Semester Enrollment Report, retention and graduation reporting, transfer reporting, IPEDS degrees conferred and enrollment reports, and high school feedback. The Board of Regents also uses SIRS data to analyze enrollment patterns over time, as well as admissions qualifications, academic progression, and student success.

SIRS is administered by the Office of Strategic Research and Analysis in the Division of Academic Affairs and is maintained by that office and Enterprise Applications Systems, a unit the Office of Information and Instructional Technology, also of this division.

For additional information about SIRS, contact:

Office of Research and Policy Analysis
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
270 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Tel: 404-962-3062
Fax: 404-962-3093

SIRS Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED), Fall 2006 (updated: March 2006)

Archived SIRS Documentation

Spring 2005 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED) (updated: February 2005)
Fall 2004 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED)
Summer 2004 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED) (updated: July 2004)
Spring 2003 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED) (updated: December 2002)
Spring 2003 - Record Layouts
Summer 2003 - Record Layouts
Summer 2002 - Questions and Answers
May 2002 - Minor SIRS SDED Changes
March 2002 - Summer 2002 Data Submissions Memorandum
Summer 2002 - Record Layouts
Fall 2001 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED) (updated May 2001)
Fall 2001 - SIRS Edits
Fall 2001 - Record Layouts
Fall 2001 - SIRS/Banner Crosswalk
Spring/Summer 2001 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED) (updated Feb. 2001)
Spring 2001 - SIRS Edits
Fall 2000 - Student Data Element Dictionary (SDED)
Fall 2000 - SIRS Edits
Fall 2000 - Record Layouts
Fall 2000 - SIRS/Banner Crosswalk