Institutional Research and Planning

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning is comprised of three areas:  Institutional Research, Campus Planning and Space Management, and Examination Services.

Institutional Research

Institutional Research (IR) provides expertise in analysis of issues confronting higher education in general and UNL in particular. IR maintains, manages, and reports information on students, faculty and staff, academic programs, national and peer institutions, higher education trends, and agency data.

Campus Planning and Space Management

The role of Campus Planning is to prepare, update, and monitor the implementation of a Master Plan to guide campus growth and development. The Master Plan builds upon the institution's strategic plan and vision for the future, insuring that provision is made for required physical facilities in the form of land, buildings, and supporting infrastructure and establishes guidance for environmental and aesthetic considerations.

Examination Services

Examination Services offers a variety of testing and scoring services for UNL and other non-university users. Faculty and graduate teaching assistants can use Examination Services for the scoring of tests, surveys, and teaching evaluations.


from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, and Examination Services
Exam Services Scheduling Fall Finals

May 2014 ExaminationFinal exams for the Fall 2014 semester will take place December 15 to 19. Exam Services will issue an email about scheduling to all current users. First-time users must must call 402-472-2313 to receive scheduling information.

I.R. Update:  Just the Facts, 2014-2015

Just the Facts, 2014-2015The new Just the Facts, 2014-2015 is currently in print. We will distribute to the campus in January 2015. It will be the same size and length (20 pages) as last year's.

Exam Services:  Blackboard Upload Service

Examination Services is introducing a Blackboard Upload Service for the Fall 2014 semester. Basically, Excel file scores and text file statistical reports will be uploaded into your Blackboard account instead of e-mailed to you.

New IRP Reports

The following are new reports from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning
Trend Report, 2014-2015
Released in December 2014
Trend Report 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 Trend Report contains one- and five-year trends for student credit hours, enrollment, majors and other important information (11" x 8.5", 74 pages, 1.4 MB).

Common Data Set, 2014-2015
released in December 2014
Common Data Set

The Common Data Set initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers (8.5" x 11", 30 pages, 130 KB).

Campus Master Plans
Released in Fall 2013
Campus Master Plan

UNL’s 2013 master plan, Plan Big, provides a framework for growth to ensure the highest quality campus learning and research environments are created to help the university achieve its goals and mission.