Welcome to the Boise State Data Dictionary. As part of its mission to support and advance data-informed decision making, the Office of Institutional Research leads a collaborative effort to develop and sustain a centralized university data dictionary.
This data dictionary includes descriptive information for the data elements inside Boise State's data warehouse. The resulting definitions include the data element name, description, formal definition, usage notes and caveats, example reports, potential values, as well as information on how each was derived from transactional data sources. Additionally, the reports section of this dictionary enables faculty and staff to quickly reference definitions for a specific report.