Office of Institutional Research


The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Research(OIR) is to facilitate the systematic collection, maintenance, analysis and reporting of institutional information, as well as comparison of this information with peer institutions, and to support HTC planning and decision-making for continuous improvement.

The office assists others within the College with ad-hoc requests for information, and is also a central contact for submitting data to federal, state, and local governmental agencies, often in conjunction with the Registrar’s office.

The Office of Institutional Research provides members of the college community with timely and relevant information on diverse College facts, and should be an early contact for those individuals who require data for planning and decision-making purposes.


  • Provide decision-supporting research and analysis to facilitate the College’s planning process, and associated accreditation, benchmarking, and institutional effectiveness activities.
  • Provide data and interpretation to external constituencies on issues related to the College.
  • Provide support for research activities (such as survey instrument design, research methodology, and analysis) carried out by other offices, committees, and departments on campus.
  • Monitor national trends in higher education.
  • Develop and maintain an annual research agenda that informs recurring decision needs of the College.
  • Oversee institutional reporting in response to questionnaires and other non-routine requests for information from state, federal, and other external agencies.
  • At the request of the President, perform additional institutional research duties that may become necessary to further the goals of the College.