Institutional Research Priorities
Each semester and/or academic year, several reports must be produced to fulfill the college’s federal and state reporting obligations. A variety of external surveys are also completed each year to ensure that accurate information about Purchase College is disseminated nationally to prospective students and their parents. Each of these reports and surveys has an inflexible submission deadline.
These essential reports and surveys, because they are required by SUNY System Administration for compliance with federal and state mandates, or because they contribute to Purchase College’s national visibility, take precedence over other reports, surveys, and related data requests.
These essential reports and surveys include:
Cyclical Internal Reports (Critical Institutional Data)
Critical institutional data is provided on a cyclical basis to various individuals, offices, and committees to support college-wide decision-making and operations. With the exception of weekly admissions funnel reports, most reports are produced each semester and include (but are not limited to):
The following two reports are produced and distributed annually to the college community. They provide a variety of enrollment and demographic information that is used by many offices, from the academic units to communications and creative services:
Ad Hoc Requests From College Officers and College-Wide Committees
Finally, any ad hoc data request from a college officer or collegewide committee is a high priority for the Office of Institutional Research.
While data required to meet institutional needs has a higher priority, the Office of Institutional Research also serves the college community by providing data and reports to individual offices to assist in their operations. These reports include:
Ad hoc requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and a minimum of one-week lead time (from the request is submitted until it is fulfilled) is required. Depending on the size, scope, and complexity of the request, as many as four weeks may be required. The more lead time available, the more service we will be able to provide.