Office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies
The Office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies serves the university by providing timely, reliable data in support of policy formation, decision making, assessment, and planning. To get started, please see our annual publications: Fast Facts, Who Are Our Students? and the more detailed Statistical Portraits.
The Office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies is the primary source for official campus statistics, complying with federal, state, and university reporting standards and requirements. We coordinate or complete the major college guides and professional association surveys. Our office also conducts student surveys and special research studies in support of university policy formation, assessment, and accountability.
OIRP is responsible for reporting student, course, faculty, staff, and academic program data to state and federal agencies, and to UMass Boston faculty, students and administrators. We also conduct surveys and complete special analyses and reports.