The primary function of the Office of Institutional Research is to facilitate data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination and interpretation of information from internal and external data sources in support of institutional planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness, decision-making, and policy formulation. The IR office also serves as the University’s primary point of contact for surveys and reports requested from governmental and commercial agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Education IPEDS reports, Peterson’s Survey, Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portrait, Barron’s Profile of American Colleges Survey).
To be seen as the primary avenue for decision support information to foster East Central University’s vision within the state and nation as Oklahoma’s premier comprehensive student centered regional university.
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide timely, reliable, and user-friendly data and research services to all units at East Central University and external agencies that is integral to the strategic planning of the University. The Office of Institutional Research addresses the rapidly changing and culturally diverse society by serving as the centralized repository to collect, research, compile, and analyze data related to students, faculty, staff, alumni, finances, and the community.