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Institutional Research

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research at NMSU-A is to serve as a source for extensive information about the institution; respond promptly and effectively to requests for information, analysis, and interpretation of data; and assist all who are part of the NMSU-A community to achieve excellence in student learning and community service.

Activities in Support of Our Mission

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) fulfills its mission through a variety of research and data collection activities including:

  • supporting faculty and staff in fulfillment of their research objectives
  • providing technical assistance in formulating strategic plans
  • providing data support for assessment activities
  • formulating and implementing data gathering activities, such as surveys and focus groups
  • performing statistical analysis
  • maintaining various databases
  • supplying information to the external community, including state and federal government agencies
  • providing accreditation support as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation Liaison Officer, Assurance System Coordinator and Data Update Coordinator

New Mexico Annual Accountability Report

The 2016 Annual Report is now available.



For more information regarding assessment practices and policies, please see the Office of Assessment.