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Institutional Research

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The Office of Institutional Research aims to provide timely, accurate and unbiased data and analysis for institutional decision-making, assessment, effective management and strategic planning.

Essential Functions

Among the key duties of the Office of Institutional Research are the following:

  • Student Success: Develop data-driven processes and analytics to improve student retention, satisfaction and success.
  • Decision Support: Conduct strategic research to provide decision support for senior administration; ad hoc research for University committees and task forces.
  • Benchmarking: Benchmark Drexel’s institutional performance against that of peer institutions.
  • Data Warehousing: Serve an advisory role to Drexel's data warehouse initiative, to ensure consistent and appropriate data definition; perform integration of institutional data across time and across multiple content areas and administrative systems.
  • Official Reporting: Ensure external regulatory compliance and guidebook reporting; internal requests for data and reporting.


Tableau is Drexel's platform for visualizing institutional data and analysis to support decision-making. An example of Tableau’s visual data representations is provided below. Drexel faculty and staff with a need to access administrative data resources can request Tableau access by contacting the Office of Institutional Research.

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