The purpose of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide reliable, systematic, and timely information to academic and administrative units in support of the University's policy and decision-making. The Office performs data collection, distribution, and quantitative analyses resulting in official university statistics to satisfy both internal and external reporting needs. The Office is tasked with the design and administration of university-wide surveys pertaining to students, alumni, and employers, and the analysis of collected data. The Office also provides guidance and advice in establishing outcome measures in support of assessment, accreditation and other university needs.