The Office of Institutional Research is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information concerning students, faculty, staff and other academic characteristics of the University.

The information contained in this website provides University data for individual years and may be used to illustrate trends over time based on sample data collected at chronologically consistent dates each year. Please use the navigation links on the top to begin your search.

The fundamental mission of the Office of Institutional Research unit is to collect, organize, analyze and report institutional and other data to support URI management, operations, strategic decision-making, and planning activities. This mission contributes to our effort to provide data and information related to projected needs, program objectives, and the efficiency and effectiveness in the use of institutional resources.  As a unit within the Office of Provost, IR meets information needs of the University community and is the official source of data/information for the institution. IR has data analysis and reporting activities and procedures designed to meet the needs of constituencies both internal and external to the University based on strategic priority needs as well as University and national survey timelines.

“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” (William Pollard )