Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is a resource for data, research, and the assessment information. Provided are raw data, summaries and reports about the institution to members of the campus community. This data provides the basis for planning and decision making by the administration, faculty, and staff at IU South Bend.

Goals of Institutional Research
  • Enhance institutional effectiveness through strategic planning and institutional assessment.

  • Promote academic success, access, and affordability for students in higher education by informing the campus community’s decisions through the practical application of research.

  • Expand institutional research capacity through appropriate resource allocation and professional development.

  • Anticipate or respond quickly to the information needs of the campus community.

Reporting at IU South Bend

Faculty and staff have many options available when selecting a reporting option. Visit our REPORTS page to determine which report best fits your needs.

National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been collecting data from students at four-year colleges and universities around the country since 2000 to assess the extent to which students engage in educationally effective activities. The guiding premise is that student participation in these activities at reasonable levels is a meaningful proxy for collegiate quality. A generous grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts launched the NSSE project which is now sustained by institutional participation fees. NSSE is cosponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Requesting Information

The Office of Institutional Research provides institutional information about IU South Bend. For all additional information not provided in the Reporting and Analysis section, please complete the linked form to submit your information request.

An IR staff member will contact you after submission of your request to verify information requested and completion date needed.

Requests will usually be completed within 5 business days of verification of information needed. Allow for ample planning as there may be delays based on IR workload and/or complexity of requested information.