Mission and Vision


The Office of Institutional Research at Kennesaw State University (KSU) transforms institutional data into meaningful information that supports university planning, policy making, decision making, and assessment. This Office serves as a resource for both internal and external constituents and seeks to support the mission of KSU. Services of IR are available to university administrators, faculty, and students involved in planning and university activities as well as to persons and agencies outside the university. The Office of Institutional Research is the central source of official institutional information including: Official census data which is used to report to the U.S. Department of Education and University System of Georgia, among many others.


The unit is committed to:

  • Encouraging diversity, mutual respect, and teamwork.
  • Maintaining integrity in all data and research-related activities.
  • Safeguarding sensitive data and protecting confidentiality.
  • Demonstrating accountability and excellence in unit operations.
  • Adhering to the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Code of Ethics.

Fundamental Assumptions

  • Strives to keep abreast of issues affecting the University.
  • Seeks to deliver to its customers an understanding of how information can be used to best support their research activities.
  • Looks to foster relationships with campus constituencies to best coordinate and ensure reliable and confidential data collection and reporting.
  • Proactively initiates information in response to issues within our institution and in higher education in general.