Wilkes University

Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research


Information Analysis & Planning

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to collect, analyze, maintain and report institutional information to both internal and external constituents to support planning, decision-making and compliance with external reporting requirements.


The Office of Institutional Research serves as the official source for institutional information and analysis for the University community and relevant external decision-makers.

We support the Wilkes University community and its decision-makers in their work on continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of the institution. We use information technology to create a central source for collection, analysis, and assessment of relevant internal and external data.  The information we provide is timely, accurate, reliable and useful.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Office of Institutional Research is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Reporting for mandatory (IPEDS, etc), guidebook and other external surveys.
  • Tracking progress toward achievement of strategic plan goals.
  • Creation and dissemination of an annual Institutional Fact Book.
  • Creation and dissemination of an Academic Department Data Book.
  • Support for enrollment management and budget through the provision of weekly updates to senior administration.
  • Support for the program review process with relevant data and analysis.
  • Conducting survey research to assess and report on the student experience – before, during and after their time at Wilkes. (survey schedule)
  • Processing of Student Response Surveys (SRS)/course evaluations at the end of each term.
  • Ad-hoc data requests that support decision-making and improvement.