About

The Office of Institutional Research is responsible for:

  • Serving as the official source of institutional data for Miami University.
  • Analyzing data for use in university planning, policy making, and decision making.
  • Responding to federal and state requests for data, including reporting of data to the Ohio Department of Education through the Higher Education Information System (HEI) and to the U.S. Department of Education through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Providing institutional data to publishing companies, such as U.S. News & World Report, college guidebooks, and local newspapers and magazines.
  • Using institutional data to create Fact Books, Fact Sheets, and other publicly accessible data summaries.
  • Providing data for Academic Program Review.
  • Administering, analyzing and sharing the results of institutional surveys and assessments, including assisting other offices and programs with survey design, analysis, and application.
  • Collaborating with other university offices to promote valid and accurate data and reports.
  • Providing institutional data and information for Higher Learning Commission (accreditation) reports and other accreditation-related reports.
  • Working with Information Technology Services in the design and creation of multiple data subject areas related to enrollment, retention, course data, and select departmental, faculty, and finance data, available in the OBIEE (BI) data warehousing tool.
  • Completing economic impact studies.
  • Completing special projects and ad hoc requests.