What is the Association for Institutional Research?
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is the world's largest professional organization for institutional researchers. AIR provides educational resources, best practices, and professional-development opportunities for its more than 4,000 members. To learn more, visit About Us.​​​​​​

 Sponsored Initiative


Improving and Transforming IR in Postsecondary Education

This AIR initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, documented the current state of IR, established a future-oriented vision of high-quality IR practices, and developed a self-assessment instrument for IR excellence at the institutional level.


 IR in the Know


Completing College: A State-level View of Student Attainment Rates

The most recent Signature Report from the National Student Clearinghouse finds that national attainment rates for students who started at both 2-year and 4-year institutions were down slightly from previous years. MORE.




IR in the Know, a feature in eAIR, AIR's electronic newsletter, provides updates on current and emerging issues related to data collection, analyses, and reporting.


 Careers in IR


To explore current job opportunities in institutional research, visit AIR's Job Board.  If you are interested in graduate courses related to institutional research, visit the Graduate Education section of the Careers page of this site.