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The mission of the Office of Institutional Analysis is to provide objective, systematic, and thorough research supporting the College's goals, planning, and decision and policy formation. It provides the administration, trustees, faculty, and other internal and external constituencies of the College with information concerning the characteristics and performance of the institution. Major activities include:

  • Collecting and analyzing data, and producing research reports (mostly survey research) to assess learning environments, student engagement, outcomes, satisfaction, and institutional effectiveness;
  • Providing data and research to support enrollment and retention;
  • Updating the College Fact Book and Facts and Figures website;
  • Serving as an internal consultant for assessment and responding to internal data requests;
  • Serving as a primary contact for state and federal compliance reporting and providing data to external groups for peer benchmarking or college guidebooks;
  • Providing support for reaccreditation reviews.

Survey Highlights

The Office of Institutional Analysis publishes the Survey Highlights periodically. The purpose is to share key assessment findings with the campus community and promote the use of assessment data.

Facts & Figures

The Facts & Figures website highlights select data points from the College Fact Book,  esp. those pertaining to the characteristics of the learning environments and outcomes of a Gettysburg College education, such as participation in high-impact practices.