Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is the primary resource at Canisius University for accurate, timely, and consistent data on the University and its constituents. We are responsible for providing University administrators with reports and analysis that can facilitate data-driven policy decisions. In this role, we seek to partner with other University leaders to use data as a strategic asset. We summarize and report institutional data on behalf of the University to federal, state, accrediting, and commercial agencies as well as other members of the national higher education community. 

The Office reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and plays an integral role in evaluating the effectiveness of the University as a campus leader in the assessment process.  We are also available as a consulting resource for program and course evaluation and survey research.  

Institutional Research

Institutional data reports are shown below. Please use the expandable sections to find summaries on the topic of interest.

Relevant Links

Institutional Research Organizations

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR)
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)

Data Sites

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
ORIS: New York State Education Department of Higher Education

Other Sites of Interest

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (CICU)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
National Survey of Student Engagement