Institutional Research


The mission of Institutional Research (IR) is to support Emerson College by providing accurate and meaningful information and analysis to Emerson decision makers, the Emerson community, and external stakeholders in order to enhan+ce institutional effectiveness.

Selected Functions

  • Produce the Emerson College Fall Factbook
  • Coordinating and overseeing the Emerson College course evaluation process
  • Coordinating Emerson College’s responses to the federal government’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS) surveys
  • Supporting Emerson College in evaluation/assessment efforts including assisting in program reviews and self-studies
  • Assisting in the standardization of data to create uniformity and consistency
  • Generating and disseminating data and information in a usable and useful format
  • Coordinating and completing appropriate reports and surveys requested by state and federal agencies, accrediting agencies, and external marketing services
  • Collaborating with other areas to administer and analyze survey results
  • Serving as consultants for survey and other research services
  • Producing grade distributions each semester (PDF):