Institutional Research and Planning

Our Mission

To facilitate and support research and analytics needs in the areas of student information, budget, human resources and facilities through the integration of campus data, analytic and reporting tools and human expertise.

Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support

Who We Are
The creation of the Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support (IRADS) team under the Vice Chancellor of Information Technology allows UNL to leverage experience and expertise that already exists on campus, and provides in a data and technology environment that supports and encourages growth and excellence.
What We Do

Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support provides data analysis for decision making, policy development and review, and provides official data for internal and external audiences.

We provide analytic and reporting information related to:
  • resource allocation decisions;
  • establishing campus goals and objectives;
  • developing campus performance metrics;
  • developing enrollment management projections.
As needed, we complete surveys (students, alumni, faculty/staff, and employers) and special research studies to assist in policy making and decision making.

We empower people to seek, find, and understand information. We serve the university community to the best of our ability, embracing the highest levels of quality in service, communication, and professionalism > more.


Reorganization of IRP

The former Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) is now three separate units:  (1) Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support; (2) Campus Planning and Space Management; (3) Examination Services > more.

New Publications

Just the Facts, 2015-2016
Just the Facts 2015-2016Just the Facts is our annual publication of key information about UNL.  The booklet is 28-pages, and is 3 3/4" x 6 1/2" in size.  It was released in February 2016.

Learn more about Just the Facts, or Order on-line.

Trend Report, 2015-2016
Trend Report, 2015-2016The 2015-2016 Trend Report on Student Credit Hours, Degrees Awarded and Enrollment is based on administrative site data. This annual 74-page report was released in December 2015.
Common Data Set, 2015-2016
The 2015-2016 Common Data Set initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers. This annual 29-page report was released in December 2015.

Frequently Used Resources

Publications and Surveys
UNL Fact Book Common Data Set Data Index Just the Facts Surveys
Request Data or "Just the Facts"
Data Request Form Order "Just the Facts"