Institutional Research & Effectiveness


The Purpose of IRE

Provide support to faculty, staff, administration, students and the public by facilitating the data driven decision making process, data planning consultation, research, analyses and design of assessment services and systems in order to promote student recruitment, retention and overall process improvement and efficiencies.


Executive Dashboard

Access to ready-to-view enrollment data, applicant data, retention data and graduate data.


Work Request

Need help with your research project? Complete the IRE Work Request form.

IRE can help with:

  • Researching, locating, collecting and distributing data to facilitate strategic planning within the college.
  • Providing research assistance to satisfy the emerging information needs.

*Please allow two weeks notice to schedule your project into the IRE queue. Processes vary by project, thus turnaround time will depend on the extent and type of request. A member of the IRE team will contact you to discuss an appropriate project timeline.


Build My Own Data




Available Research Data

  • Ready-made reports containing student data, such as: enrollment, applicant, retention and graduate data and secondary research resources.



Contact Us:
Truax Campus, Administration Building, Room 161
1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608/243-4433
Fax: 608/246-6421