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Institutional Research


The purpose of Institutional Research (IR) is to support and advance data-informed decision making so that Boise State can continue to improve as an institution and achieve its goals as a metropolitan research university of distinction.

Why Contact IR?

  • Department-level results of the Alumni, Advising, and Graduating Student Surveys
  • Data and information needed for Periodic Review, disciplinary accreditations, and grant submissions
  • Official University Data, such as enrollment, retention, and graduation rates
  • Training on Faculty180 activity reporting system, and the Pyramid analytics reporting system
  • Understanding data from the Delaware Study
  • Department-specific data about student success and progression (i.e., the “Fate/Source” data)
  • Adding common questions for your department to course evaluations
  • Consultation on survey development, interpreting survey results and trends, and refining your program of student learning outcomes assessment
  • Applied research studies that address institutional issues and priorities

IR Functional Map