Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness provides timely analysis and information to support and measure the decision-making, planning, and policy-formulation processes of Widener University in accordance with its goals [1.2.2] 

The office supports the university’s efforts in enrollment [], civic and community engagement [5.1], and establishing and maintaining a diverse and vigorous campus life [6.0] for students. For example, the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness publishes the:

  • Common Data Set.
  • Fact Book.

Research studies published by the Institutional Research & Effectiveness office include:

  • Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement.
  • Campus Climate Surveys for faculty, staff, and students.
  • College Senior Survey.
  • CIRP Freshman Survey.
  • Faculty Survey.
  • Freshman Year Experience Survey.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement.
  • Parent Satisfaction Survey.
  • Student Satisfaction Survey.