The mission of Institutional Research is to aid in the timely collection, analysis, and dissemination of institutional related information. This includes providing information to support planning, evaluation, and management.
The stated goal is to provide accurate and timely data to students and their families while decreasing the workload of administrators. In producing their popular publications and rankings, these publishers “ask the same core questions” of institutions using the Common Data Set to define those questions and their responses.
NSSE uses the College Student Report to survey hundreds of colleges and universities each year. The survey results point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved. Learn more at the NSSE website.