UMass Boston

About Us

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning (OIRAP) is the primary source for official campus statistics complying with federal, state, and university reporting standards and requirements. We:

  • report a variety of official statistics on admissions, enrollment, retention, graduation, and HR (staff and faculty)
  • coordinate and/or complete the official internal and external reports for the UMass Office of the President, the state (i.e. the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education), and the federal government (e.g., IPEDS)
  • complete major college guide questionnaires, including the Common Data Set
  • support UMass Boston’s strategic planning mission
  • support institutional accreditation and program review (AQUAD)
  • support departments and offices with their unit planning and mission
  • conduct research focused on learning assessment, institutional effectiveness, accountability, and policy evaluation for the improvement of outcomes
  • conduct national and institutional level student surveys
  • work with campus constituents in the design of appropriate research strategies using a variety of techniques
  • provide consultation on best practices for data collection and analysis, including survey methods
  • participate in data sharing/exchange programs (e.g., Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE)

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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning
Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 13