The Office of Institutional Research provides information about Salve Regina, ensures the accuracy of vital University statistics and reports this data to a broad spectrum of consumers. The office conducts research and analysis in support of the University's decision-making processes and coordinates the timely submission of reports, surveys and responses to information requests from both internal and external agencies.
The Office of Institutional Research completes a wide variety of student outcome assessment projects and major survey research projects for admissions and student affairs marketing. The office is responsible for reporting from University databases and providing analytical support for several other recurring projects, including Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System coordination, New England Commission of Higher Education reporting, retention and graduation rate studies, NCAA surveys and enrollment projections.
Common Data Set
The goal of the Common Data Set is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to prospective students and their parents. A collaborative effort between data providers in higher education and publishers such as the College Board, Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report, the Common Data Set is a set of clear, standard data items and definitions rather than a survey instrument.
The Common Data Set provides information on the following topics: General information; enrollment and persistence; first-time, first-year (freshman) admission; transfer admission; academic offerings and policies; student life; annual expenses (tuition, fees, room and board); financial aid; instructional faculty and class size, student-to-faculty ratio; and undergraduate degrees conferred by area of study.