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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


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.


Campus Resources

Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) - GA AWARDS (foremerly Race To The Top)

FERPA General Information/Policy Compliance - U. S. Department of Education