The concept of Institutional Research (IR) is to provide information which supports institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making. Yet much of what actually happens on a daily basis does not fit neatly into that formal definition. The role of IR has become more of a centralized storehouse of institutional information and support which is available to not only administrative offices but to individual faculty members and students. Thus, the purposes of IR have evolved beyond being "research only" to the point of becoming an information center on behalf of the University.
Office of Institutional Research, Missouri State University
901 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417-836-5274 Fax: 417-836-6486