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What is Institutional Research?

Institutional Research is a field of applied science that uses student data to track key research issues as it affects institutions of higher education. Using quantitative and qualitative measures, Institutional Researchers provide colleges with data about student enrollment, persistence, tracking, and retention. 

Mission

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) supports faculty and staff in reporting the institutional information of the College. It also presents this information to students and prospective students for their decision-making regarding the College. 

Goals

  • To provide quantitative data and analysis to students, faculty, staff, and administration to strengthen and improve courses, programs, and services
  • To present institutional information to students and prospective students for their decision-making regarding the College
  • To provide quantitative data and analysis as requested for UHCC, System, State and Federal programs and initiatives

Related Dashboards

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

The CCSSE is a well-established tool that helps institutions focus on good educational practice and identify areas in which they can improve their programs and services for students.

Administered during the spring to mostly returning students, CCSSE asks about institutional practices and student behaviors that are highly correlated with student learning and retention.

CCSSE Reports