Institutional Research Department

Institutional Research Office

The institutional Research Office under the University Advancement exists mainly to provide a central repository of information and analysis support center for planning, management, and assessment activities of the university and its community.

Mission, Vision and Objectives

The vision of the office of Institutional research is to be a one-stop information and data center for the University community: to ensure that the university community has access to useful and reliable information required to facilitate the attainment of its mission.

The mission of the institutional research is to collect, organize, analyze and interpret institutional data to support university decision making, strategic planning and policy formulation.

The objective of the Office of Institutional Research is to promote the use of evidence based research for decision-making towards achieving the mission of the University through accurate, timely, tailored research/surveys to suit the diverse audiences.

Optimal Operation of an Institutional Research OfficeInstitutional Data

The institutional data comprises of;

  • Student Enrollment Data
  • Employee Data and departmental profiles
  • School profiles
  • Retention Rates
  • Graduation Rates
  • Students Full Time Equivalents (FTE)
  • Student Faculty Ratios
  • Fact books- reference documents for the campus with student, faculty, financial, sport activities, diversity and other institutional data.
  • Fact sheets- are one page documents on admissions, enrollment, degrees, faculty/staff and other topics of interest to the campus.
  • Five year trend Analysis Book
  • Asset statistics

    Conduct assessment studies, retention studies, tracer studies, program effectiveness studies, etc.

    Support academic unit assessment through instrument development, analysis, and interpretation

    Serve as liaison between the university and CUE data submission

    Report institutional data pertaining to student enrollment and characteristics, faculty and staff, academic programs, and physical space

    Prepare and communicate institutional studies in such areas as academic assessment, student enrollment, retention and graduation, faculty salary and staffing, and comparative studies

    Serve as research consultants and assist in interpretation and analysis of University statistical information by participating in internal and external committees and to guide appropriate use

    Provide support for continuous improvement assessment activities

    Maintain historical data for trend analysis

    The Office of Institutional Research strives to support a "culture of evidence" at the College, where the processes of evaluation, planning and change are supported by valid and reliable information.

    1. Housing Institutional Data

    Admission & Enrollment Data

    Maintaining a profile of admitted students, and a detailed listing of student majors and course enrollments by department or program, gender, nationality,

    • Analyzing data and creating reports on applications, applicants and enrolled students
    • Managing regular data gatherings and providing regular reports for the management and units
    • Providing data for university ranking surveys
    • Managing CEU's online course evaluation system, CoursEval, and creating related reports
    • Creating, managing and analyzing surveys for different units
    • maintains a data warehouse containing longitudinal information on students, academic programs and personnel
    • prepares descriptive and analytical reports for use by campus policy-makers and policy-making bodies (e.g., the annual Institutional Profile), and maintains web sites to disseminate these materials
    • represents the College at national, regional and CUNY assessment and institutional research events and forums

    IR office also serves other external parties through submission of data.

    Key Contacts:

  • Principal Institutional Research Officer
    +254 730 116 105
    Research Analyst
    +254 730 116 619

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