Office of Institutional Research

Who we are

Part of the Provost’s external link stem, the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is the source of comprehensive information regarding Lehigh University. We pride ourselves on collecting and disseminating reliable and valid institutional data in a responsive, timely and ethical manner.

What we do

OIR responds to requests for institutional data that come from appropriate parties both internal and external to the University. In addition to being responsible for Lehigh’s course evaluation program, OIR also initiates studies that will be helpful for institutional planning, policy formation, and decision‐making.

Why we do it

The Office of Institutional Research provides leadership and support for all of Lehigh University’s institutional research and outcomes assessment.

Who we serve

OIR serves an array of internal and external Lehigh University audiences, ranging from university leadership including the President, Provost and Board of Trustees, to prospective students and their families, government agencies and the media.  Most requests for Lehigh-related data, whether from inside or outside the University, are processed by OIR.

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The Spring 2017 Census and Fall 2016 Common Data Set are now available in the OIR Data Center.