Institutional Research

The purpose of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide data that supports Niagara's institutional planning, policy formation, decision-making and effectiveness. The office serves as the institution's primary source for data required for federal and state agencies as well as external surveys.

Institutional Research supports:

  • Compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Analytical decision-making to support Niagara's mission and strategic plan.
  • Dissemination of information regarding the university environment.
  • Promoting Niagara's students, faculty, academic programs, and campus life through profile reports.

How do we do it?

  • Standardizing data definitions and collection protocols.
  • Overseeing the accuracy and validity of university data.
  • Centralizing data collection.
  • Synthesizing data from across campus.
  • Generating federal and state regulatory reports.
  • Providing information to external profiling agencies (e.g., U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review).
  • Producing internal reports for administration, faculty and staff.
  • Providing current and timely reports to inform key decisions.