Y Facts is a web portal supported by University Communications that makes accessible publically available demographics, statistics, and information about Brigham Young University in a wide area of topics. Content areas include (1) Top Articles, (2) About BYU, (3) Academics, (4) Admissions, (5) Campus Life, (6) Enrollments, (7) Facilities, (8) People, (9) Rankings, (10) Explore BYU, and (11) Social Media. The site also includes a form to submit an Information Request.
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.
Annually universities and colleges across the country prepare a common data set using the agreed to common definitions. Common Data Set content areas include (1) General Information, (2) Enrollment and Persistence, (3) First-time First-Year (Freshman) Admission, (4) Transfer Admission, (5) Academic Offerings and Policies, (6) Student Life, (7) Annual Expenses, (8) Financial Aid, (9) Instructional Faculty and Class Size, and (10) Degrees Conferred.
The university's mission statement is The Mission of Brigham Young University. The university's four core themes are The Aims of a BYU Education: "A BYU education should be (1) spiritually strengthening, (2) intellectually enlarging, and (3) character building, leading to (4) lifelong learning and service."
Brigham Young University determines core theme fulfillment each academic year with a report that profiles a summative evaluation if indicators for each core theme objective.