Institutional research is the applied study of higher education. Our goal is to provide information about Hampshire College to support decision-making, enrollment management, institutional planning, and program reviews; and to place Hampshire in the broader context of liberal arts education.
Some of the activities for which we are responsible are:
producing an annual College Fact Book
analyzing enrollment and retention patterns
assessing student learning outcomes
surveying research about students and faculty
tracking data from similar institutions for benchmarking purposes
reporting institutional data to external agencies
More details about what the IR office does can be found in our annual reports.