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About OIR

What we do in Office of Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research (OIR) has a broad range of responsibilities. We collect, analyze and report on data about all facets of Columbia College. We perform two high-level reporting functions: external and internal.

External responsibilities

OIR is responsible for providing Columbia College statistics for government (federal and state), military, accrediting agencies, auditing agencies, grants, college search websites, media, associations and publications. This includes, but is not limited to, surveys for the mandatory federal Integrated Post Secondary Educational Data System (IPEDS), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), state higher education departments, College Board, U.S. News & World Report, Peterson's, Princeton Review, CUPA-HR, American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Open Doors. OIR responds to over 70 external requests each year.

Internal responsibilities

OIR creates, maintains, updates and distributes internal reports needed by the college to support a data-driven environment. With the introduction of the Research Statistician position, OIR can now also provide detailed data analysis and has taken on the responsibility of conducting college surveys. 

Last updated:  7/12/2016

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