Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the Institutional Research (IR) team collects and analyzes data which are used to monitor trends and/or provide targeted feedback about a particular program or campus issue. The IR team accomplishes these reporting efforts through a broad range of activities:

Serving as the official clearinghouse for information about Boston College and its constituents

Coordination of compliance reporting to external agencies, such as IPEDS

Preparation of the Boston College Fact Book

Administration of national and institutional surveys on a cyclical basis

Collection and analysis of data for department profiles and key indicators of progress

Management of the survey and focus group policy

Enrollment & Degree Highlights

The Enrollment & Degree Highlights flier is produced every fall in order to share enrollment numbers for the current year and degree numbers from the past academic year.

Fall 2020 Enrollment & Degree Highlights Flier

Previous Fliers

If you have any questions about the flier, please get in touch with Allison Reilly.


Comparison Institutions

Comparison Institutions Set

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Data

Currently Active Surveys

The surveys that are currently being administered by IR&P are listed below. To support BC’s efforts related to phishing and security, you can verify here that the following current surveys are an approved and valid project.

  • The Post-Graduation Plans survey launches May 8, 2020 and closes on December 31, 2020.

Survey Rotation

The survey cycle displays the university-wide surveys administered by IR&P to specific Boston College community populations over several previous, current, and upcoming semesters.

Typically, two or three university-wide surveys are administered by IR&P to the Boston College community each semester and often reflect data collection requirements for compliance or accreditation reports. Additionally, about two additional university-wide surveys are administered each semester by IR&P at the request of Boston College departments.

Survey Rotation

Please contact Stephanie Chappe with any questions.