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.


 Future of the Field


A New Vision for Institutional Research: Change magazine article

Institutional Research Capacity: Foundations of Federal Data Quality: IHEP policy paper

National Survey of IR Offices

Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR: Advocating institution-wide use of data to improve student success.

IR Summit: IR on the national stage.


 IR in the Know


OMB Comment Period

A Federal Register Notice published in March by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity (Working Group) updates the public on the current review of the 1997 Standards for Collecting, Maintaining, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity...MORE

IR in the Know, an eAIR feature, 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.