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About the Office of Institutional Research


  • Integrity – We believe that our work must be accurate, honest and reliable.
  • Collaboration – We work with others in a collegial and professional way, valuing what others bring to our work and what we can bring to their work.
  • Staying Informed and Flexible – We value staying informed with the latest trends and tools for doing our work and responding to change with a positive and open attitude.


  • Reporting university statistics to the U.S. Department of Education, the Washington Student Achievement Council and other federal and state agencies.
  • Completing requests and surveys from various external organizations, such as college guides and ratings publications.
  • Collecting and analyzing Whitworth's data for internal analysis of operations including enrollment management, finance and planning.
  • Providing data and information for accreditation, program reviews and assessments.
  • Coordinating surveys to Whitworth's students, faculty and staff, which help support decisions for improvements.
  • Overseeing data governance to maintain a useful database for decision making and compliance.
  • Overseeing consumer information compliance.

Professional Ethics

The Whitworth Office of Institutional Research abides by the Statement of Ethical Principles established by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). We also work under the guidance of Whitworth University's Institutional Review Board policy for research involving human subjects and the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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