Institutional Research

The core mission of the Institutional Research (IR) office at Boston University is to provide timely, accurate, and useful information and analyses to Boston University’s management team to facilitate their decision making about the allocation of resources that support the University’s strategic vision, mission, and goals.

Working within the guidelines of the University’s Data Policy, IR also coordinates the external reporting of University data including federally-mandated reporting, information for college guides, and ranking surveys.  The office seeks to ensure that reported data conforms to all relevant definitions and follows the regulations set by the requesting agency.

IR works collaboratively with University departments and executive leadership to provide actionable business intelligence.  IR seeks to employ best practices in the areas of predictive analysis and historical reporting and strives to provide valuable and precise data.

IR provides high-quality, team-oriented service that anticipates needs, provides appropriate guidance and consultation, and produces accurate and timely information.

Institutional Research is a member of the Association of Institutional Research (AIR), the North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), the Colonial Group Consortium, and the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.


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