Institutional Analysis

The Office of Institutional Analysis conducts systematic and thorough research to help advance the College’s goals and to support institutional planning, decision-making, assessment, and enhancement of student experience. It serves as a reliable source for comprehensive, accurate, and consistent information concerning institutional characteristics.

Major activities include:
  • Collecting and analyzing data (e.g., conducting various surveys) and producing research reports assessing learning environments, student engagement, satisfaction, and learning outcomes, alumni outcomes, and other aspects of educational effectiveness;
  • Conducting retention research and providing enrollment projections;
  • Compiling and updating the College Fact Book and the Facts & Figures website;
  • Conducting special research and data analyses for the senior leadership of the College and responding to data requests from the campus community;
  • Conducting peer benchmarking and data analyses of national trends related to the higher education environment;
  • Developing and updating data visualizations--interactive dashboards--to promote campus utilization of assessment/institutional data, and to support student success;
  • Completing or coordinating various mandatory and other kinds of reporting to external organizations (e.g., IPEDS, AAUP);
  • Providing data support for reaccreditation reviews and program reviews.


Institutional Analysis


Institutional Analysis
Campus Box 2447
Pennsylvania Hall 2nd Floor West
300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325