What is Institutional Research?
The Office of Institutional Planning and Research offers an array of data and other
decision-making support services to all aspects of the college and external organizations.
Its primary purpose is to facilitate the collection, analysis, interpretation, and
presentation of institutional data as well as other information to support college
planning, decision-making, and marketing. Specifically, the office has the following
four main objectives:
- Reports: This office provides Snow College statistical information to federal and state agencies
as well as national publication organizations and the general public.
- Research & Responsiveness: This office supports accreditation, internal ad hoc studies and other research in
support of faculty/staff scholarship and institutional improvement. In addition, this
office serves as the clearinghouse for IRB (Internal Review Board) requests which are required by any student, faculty, or staff project involving Snow
College students and/or student-generated data. Click here to access current surveys.
- Resources: This office provides statistical resources to the general college population, the
higher education process, and the surrounding community (National Clearinghouse, IPEDS,
The Office of Institutional Planning and Research is willing to help you with your
research ideas and or projects, including student projects. To submit a formal request,
please use the contact information below: