Office of Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research (OIR)

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) serves as a centralized resource to campus decision-makers and planners by providing an objective standard for determining the extent to which MSU achieves its core mission of educated persons, as well as determining the extent to which MSU achieves its stated goals.

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"Our mission is to provide robust and streamlined information for the benefit of our stakeholders. We believe in putting these insights to work for the university's students, staff, and administrators. Providing value to the university is our North Star and we use the best resources possible to achieve this goal. With these insights, we hope to create a transparent and action-oriented culture ."

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Increase in Fall Enrollment over the last 10 years


Hours of volunteer service provided by our campus community each year


Access current and archived institutional research reports.


Summarized data supplied annually for the purpose of state and federal compliance and informing stakeholders.


A detailed annual publication that outlines comprehensive information for the university's Springfield campus. Note: IR no longer publishes the Fact Book and recommends using the KPI dashboards instead.

DIY Data

Resources to access data and build reports.


Get the information you need through dashboards, Argos reports, and data requests.


Access information related to the University, its faculty, its students, and its programs.

External information and resources