Institutional Research

Data-driven decision making in higher education

This online  certificate program provides academic and professional development opportunities to current or prospective institutional researchers or higher education administrators who are interested in using data to inform decision-making. The program is designed for current institutional researchers, administrators, graduate students, and/or faculty from all areas of higher education. Courses are designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of institutional research and assessment; explore institutional, state, and national databases; and apply new knowledge to practical situations. The goals of this program are to:

  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of assessment and institutional research and the issues of current practice.
  • Promote the use of institutional research in policy development and administration in post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Foster the use of national databases (IPEDS, etc.) to address educational issues and problems.
  • Promote professional collaboration and the advancement of institutional research in the US and other countries.