The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is committed to supporting institutional effectiveness at Kentucky State University. We achieve this though the collection and analysis of data, and dissemination of information to support strategic goals and initiatives throughout the University community by providing timely and accurate reports, and to assist in developing initiatives and programs to lead Kentucky State University, to renewed excellence.


To support the mission of the University, OIRE is responsible for the following:

Assessment: Supports and facilitates program, department and school level of academic and administrative departments. OIRE facilitates the assessment reports on the effectiveness of university units. In collaboration with the various institutional units, the office facilitates analysis and recommendations to improve the effectiveness, productivity, and value added by the university’s mission.

Data Warehousing and Analytics: Coordinates the day-to day management of the data warehouse and its related analytic tools for reporting.

External Reporting: Serves as the source for comprehensive, accurate and consistent information in response to requests from external stakeholders.  OIRE reports institutional data to numerous external agencies including, CUPA (the College and University Professional Association) and IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), CPE (Council on Postsecondary Education), etc.

Institutional Surveys: Manages dissemination of campus-wide surveys, including alumni, employees, faculty and graduating students. These include both national studies and institutional surveys requested by campus partners.

Internal Reporting and Research: Compiles, analyzes and interprets statistical data to support planning efforts by University administrators and committees.


  • The following values reflect that we act in accordance and maintain high standards with regard to confidentiality, personal integrity, and professional development, with contribution to the field of institutional research professionals.
  • We maintain strict confidence and security of all confidential information in our possession about Kentucky State University or any of its constituent parts.
  • We treat all participants with dignity and respect and weigh/risks/benefits in every study according to the generally accepted ethical standards as members of, and espoused by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR),  AIR Code of Ethics in the areas of Competence, Practice, Confidentiality, Relationships to the Community, and Relationships to the Craft.
  • We commit to conduct research in an objective manner utilizing the highest standards for accuracy in methodology, data quality, and the presentation of findings with professional responsible interpretation.

Data Dictionary of Institutional Research Terms


Location: Hume Hall, Suite 103
Phone: (502) 597-7014