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Guiding Principles


  • Data Integrity - We are committed to ensuring accurate and timely data analysis.
  • Professionalism - We take pride in our work and endeavor to accomplish our tasks in an ethical and unbiased manner.
  • Innovation – We strive to achieve effective, useful, and meaningful results by maintaining an environment of purposeful scrutiny of our methods and by pursuing the highest level of efficiency in our methods.
  • Empower decision makers by enabling timely access to accurate and meaningful information​

Objectives for the Office of Institutional Research

  • Collects, warehouses, analyzes, and disseminates data relevant to the needs of the college
  • Designs and conducts institutional research studies as needed for informed decision making
  • Reports official institutional data to internal and external agencies
  • Assists with institutional data gathering or with research-related projects
  • Provides statistical and/or research consultation to help ensure that the data is used and interpreted correctly
  • Keeps current on best research practices, IR technology, and trends in higher education