National Survey of IR Offices and Benchmarking Tool

The 2018 National Survey is now closed.

In the meantime, visit our survey contacts page to confirm your institution’s contact information is up to date.

We’re gearing up for the third iteration of the National Survey to open in October 2020 and want to make sure your institution is on the invite list.

2018 Survey Findings

Be sure to check back! We will post the 2018 survey findings here soon.

What is the National Survey of IR Offices?

The National Survey of Institutional Research Offices is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of the function of institutional research (IR) in higher education.  

This project, which began in 2015, seeks to better understand and improve IR office operations, which support the efficiency and effectiveness of data-informed decision making in higher education. 

The survey collects information about IR office structure, leadership, resources, and effectiveness. The data improves our understanding of the ever-changing role of IR in higher education and how individual IR offices can best meet the needs of their institutions.

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

Have Any National Survey Questions?

For more information on the National Survey, please email Elaine Cappellino, Education Operations Manager, at

Bite by Bite

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

See some key Data Bites below.