The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides information to support university decision-making through a variety of analytic activities, data-gathering tasks, and research projects. OIR serves as a clearinghouse for most statistical information about the University. The office reports to and places first priority on work for the Provost and for the Officers of the University, while also working regularly with many other offices and individuals both inside and outside of Yale.

Here is what you will find in "Yale Data:"

  • Quick Facts -- "Factsheet" containing University-wide information with access to a 2-page printable summary

  • Yale College by the Numbers -- a summary that includes the cost of attending Yale College, levels of student satisfaction, and activities after graduation, to inform the decisions of prospective students, their families, and others.
  • Detailed Data -- Tables and charts covering trends over many years and updated on a regular basis
  • Common Data Set (CDS) -- University-wide information presented in the "common" format used by most institutions of Higher Education to facilitate comparisons among institutions.  Much of these data are used by the College Board, Peterson's Guides, and U.S. News & World Report.  For more information go to the Common Data Set website.
  • IPEDS -- Data reported in surveys for the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics. These are standardized data collected from all institutions of higher education that receive federal student financial assistance authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)(17)).
  • HEOA Data -- U. S. Higher Education Opportunity Act disclosures