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University of San Francisco

Office of Institutional Research

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is to assemble and analyze institutional data to support evidence-based decision making, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness initiatives of the University of San Francisco (USF). OIR collects and analyzes both internal and external data, performing key studies, securing and providing relevant management information, coordination and sharing data by serving as the official institutional source for data and analytical information about USF.

The goal of OIR is to provide reliable, systematic, and timely information to academic and administrative units in support of the University’s policy formation, planning, and decision-making. The office will assist in developing, organizing, maintaining, analyzing and reporting institutional longitudinal data within CIPE with close support of the division of Information Technology Services (ITS). OIR is engaged in ongoing data collection, analysis and distribution resulting in official university statistics to satisfy both internal and external reporting needs; assisting in the design and implementation of internal studies related to students, personnel, facilities, equipment, programs, services and fiscal resources/databases suitable for longitudinal studies and statistical analysis.

To fulfill its mission, the Office of Institutional Research seeks to:

  • Maintain high quality longitudinal information about USF and its peer institutions.
  • Prepare analytical reports and other information for USF constituents.
  • Provide students, faculty, and senior administrative staff with analysis and information that form the basis of the major planning initiatives of USF.
  • Coordinate the collection of data for internal and external surveys for use in operations and outcomes assessment. Assist in the analysis of the resulting outcomes.
  • Report the College’s yearly institutional data to various college publications, outside agencies such as IPEDS, and other data clearinghouses in a timely manner.