The Office of Institutional Research provides the following services to the institution.

Survey Research

The Office of Institutional Research supports our participation in the following external surveys:

  • Beginning College Student Survey of Engagement
  • National Survey of Student Engagement
  • The Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey
  • Noel-Levitz College Student Inventory
  • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory

The following internal surveys are also administered on a regular basis:

  • Senior Survey
  • Graduate Student Survey
  • Post-graduate Outcomes Survey

The Office of Institutional Research also administers the College’s institutional license of Qualtrics, a web-based survey platform. In addition, staff members are available for consultation on survey projects conducted by faculty, staff, or students.  

Data Collection and Reporting

The Office of Institutional Research coordinates the collection of data from various campus departments and offices for internal and external reporting. Some examples include:

  • Springfield College Fact Book
  • Common Data Set
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System of the National Center for Education Statistics
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (regional accreditation)

Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research provides analytical support for institutional initiatives and measures of student success. Examples include:

  • Program Review
  • Retention and Graduation Rates
  • Post-graduate Outcomes
  • Peer Benchmarking
  • Enrollment