About Institutional Research and Studies

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Emphasizing the Importance Of Data Analysis

The Office of Institutional Research and Studies strives to provide timely, accurate, accessible, and data-driven information to support Southern Illinois University Carbondale's position as a nationally recognized research university.

To provide critical support for the University’s academic mission through the execution of the following core competencies:

  • Provision of validated institutional statistics for official and external data reporting, including Federal and State;
  • Provision of analytic support for University and Departmental planning and decision making via data-driven analysis and reporting;
  • Assistance in the generation of information required for University and Departmental accreditation and Program Review activity.