GICA Data Collection
This page provides valuable information regarding GICA data collection efforts. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact
Mr. Chip Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About GICA Data Collection
The Georgia Independent College Association (GICA) securely collects enrollment and completions data from its member institutions three times per year. The data collected allows the Association and its member institutions to better understand enrollment and completions patterns, as well as, provide valuable information about the demographics and characteristics of the students attending Georgia's private, not-for-profit colleges and universities. GICA provides some date into GA-AWARDS, the new statewide longitudinal data system hosted by the Governors Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). Seven state agencies contribute data into GA-AWARDS to help researchers better understand a variety of issues related to enrollment and completion. Through this partnership, campuses will receive back valuable information about the effectiveness of their programs.
Reporting Schedule (current term enrollment and previous term enrollment/completions)
March 15th Previous Fall enrollment/completions and Current Spring enrollment
July 15th Previous Spring enrollment/completions and Current Summer enrollment
October 1st Previous Summer enrollment/completions and Current Fall enrollment
File Templates and Codebook (If copies of these documents are maintained locally, please remember to update or replace them in a timely manner.)
GICA Data Reference Spreadsheets (.XLS) - Last Revised: March 12, 2019
GICA Data Dictionary (.PDF) - Last Revised: August 12, 2015
GICA Frequently Asked Questions (.PDF) - Last Revised: November 26, 2012
GICA ODS Model (.PDF) - Last Revised: February 28, 2013
GICA EDW Model (.PDF) - Last Revised: November 26, 2012
GICA DDL Scripts for Oracle (.SQL) - Last Revised: March 26, 2013
GICA DDL Scripts for MS SQL Server (.SQL) - Last Revised: March 26, 2013
Kleopatra Encryption Software Procedures (.PDF) - Last Revised: February 8, 2018
Dropbox Instructions (.PDF) - Last Revised: February 4, 2013
Please be patient. Some of the larger documents may take up to a full minute to completely download.
Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) - GA AWARDS (foremerly Race To The Top)
FERPA General Information/Policy Compliance - U. S. Department of Education