Missouri State University

Office of Institutional Research

Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research

"Institutional Research is a broad category of work done at schools, colleges and universities to inform campus decision-making and planning in areas such as admissions, financial aid, curriculum, enrollment management, staffing, student life, finance, facilities, athletics, and alumni relations..." - Wikipedia

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Popular Resources Provided by Institutional Research

Bear Intelligence: Resource Center for University Data and Reports 
A new collaborative website designed to provide a comprehensive list of available information across an array of data channels including published reports and reports that have been created using Argos. Additional log-in credentials may be necessary to view some reports.

Academic Insights Management (AIM) Dashboard
A source of information for review and evaluation of departmental trend data at Missouri State University. (You must use Internet Explorer to access the AIM Dashboard, and a Missouri State faculty/staff log in is required

Fact Book
A comprehensive overview of the university system including current and historical data on students, faculty & staff, and financial resources.

VSA College Portrait
A snapshot of Missouri State including costs, financial aid, campus life, and student experience.

Graduation Rates
The number and percent of entering freshman cohorts (Fall 1996 to Fall 2009) who graduated after four, five, six and eight years. Now available as an interactive chart.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) 
The KPIs focuses on 15 important institutional measures, including five items that are part of the State of Missouri Performance Funding Formula. For each measure, up to five years of trend data will be presented below; newer measures will have fewer years. The KPIs will provide accountability along with serving as a guide for longer-term planning, priority setting and budgeting.

Retention Rates
The percent of entering freshman cohorts and new transfer cohorts who are retained from their first to their second fall. Now available as interactive chart. Also available in PDF.

Delaware Reports
Normative (mean) instructional cost ratios for FY 2005-06 & FY 2006-07 for the University of Delaware National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity.

Additional Information

Argos Information
Our office provides training, resources, and documentation for navigating and running Argos reports and cubes.

Bear Intelligence Blog
To find out the latest updates informational updates, check out the Bear Intelligence Blog.

Request Information
If you would like information that is not published on our website, contact us regarding reporting questions or data requests.

FACULTY AND STAFF: Confused? Do you need help with information gathering and report running? Make an appointment to attend the Experts Open Lab, which takes place on Fridays from 2:00-4:00 in Cheek 100. Email institutionalresearch@missouristate.edu for your appointment. Please note this is now BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.