National Survey of IR Offices

The National Survey of IR Offices gathers data on a wide array of topics. In an effort to ensure that key findings are made available in a manner that is useful, results of the 2018 survey are presented in a series of report briefs. This approach allows for focused attention on specific topics, and collectively, the briefs provide a rich overview of the field of IR.

2018 AIR National Survey of IR Offices Briefs:

As we look ahead to the third iteration of the National Survey of IR Offices we want to make sure your institution receives an invitation. Visit our survey contacts page to confirm your institution’s contact information is up to date.

What is the National Survey of IR Offices?

The National Survey is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of the function of institutional research (IR) in higher education. The survey collects information about IR office structure, leadership, resources, and effectiveness. The data improve our understanding of the ever-changing role of IR in higher education and how individual IR offices can best meet the needs of their stakeholders.

How to Participate

Visit our survey contacts page to confirm that we have the best contact information for your institution’s survey invitation. If not, tell us who is your institution’s most appropriate contact.

Survey Contacts A–M

Survey Contacts N–Z

2015 Survey Findings

 A report of 2015 data is available to the public. 

View the 2015 Report

Bite by Bite

eAIR features a snapshot of data from the results of the National Survey.

See some key 2018 Data Bites below.

Contact Us

For more information on the National Survey of IR Offices, please email