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