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


National Survey of IR Offices: The first step in knowing where you are headed is knowing where you are now.

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


2016 College Affordability Diagnosis National Report  

In this state-by-state analysis of college affordability, the authors find that a postsecondary education has become increasingly unaffordable for many low- and middle-income students and their families. 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.