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Office of Institutional Research

2020 - 2021 Factbook is Now Available

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The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates trustworthy and official University data and provides leadership for critical data-informed decision-making that supports the strategic goals of the University, the state, and the region.


The Office of Institutional Research has four core values that guide our work:

  • Integrity
    OIR values data and methodological integrity in all research-related activities through disseminating reliable, accurate, and impartial data in a timely manner. We demonstrate trustworthiness through safeguarding sensitive data and protecting confidentiality.
  • Collaboration
    OIR serves our internal and external stakeholders with responsiveness through our value of collaboration. We communicate information with transparency and seek to build and grow positive relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Diversity and Social Justice
    OIR supports the university's goal of advancing diversity and social justice with impact in the region and beyond through analysis and research. We are committed to being a student-centered office committed to student success.
  • Personal and Professional Growth
    OIR seeks to foster an office and university culture that values using best practices for data use to improve decision-making across the institution. We engage in activities that are critical to our own success and support the success of the institution through personal and professional growth.

Vision Statement

The Office of Institutional Research serves as a leader through use of innovative best practices in data-informed decision-making, technology, analyses, and communication of data, inspiring a deeper understanding and utilization of data across campus.

Strategic Plan

The overarching goal of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide leadership to enhance data informed initiatives and decision making across campus. We plan to carry out this goal through the objectives in our Strategic Plan in support of enhancing success for students, faculty, and staff across campus.

Our Services

Staff members from Institutional Research provide expertise in research and data analysis for members of the University community. This includes:

  • coordinating the scheduling of all campus-wide surveys
  • assisting in the development of electronic surveys for certain projects
  • participating in committees and task forces so that centrally held data resources are shared in real time with those who are making decisions at every level
  • consulting with faculty members and administrators who need aggregate level data