The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (OIRE) is committed to supporting the University community by providing timely and accurate data and to assist in developing initiatives and programs to lead Kentucky State University, to renewed excellence on all forefronts.

Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) strives to increase the quality of institutional education and services by providing support for assessment and evaluation of both academic programs and administrative units. OIRE provides evidence of continuous improvement to affirm that the university is effectively accomplishing its mission through ongoing analysis and reporting to the community, state, federal and accreditation agencies of current academic processes and results.

The process of assessment at KSU is a continuous cycle of improvement. Academic program areas and sector units plan how to assess defined priorities whether student learning or sector effectiveness, implement the measures in an assessment plan, and analyze the resulting information to determine the level of performance in the context of defined targets for growth.

Major Projects

  • The OIRE assesses and reports on the effectiveness of university units. In collaboration with the various institutional units, the Office provides analysis and recommendations to improve the effectiveness, productivity, and value added by the university’s mission.
  • The OIRE surveys some groups throughout the year, including alumni, employees, faculty and graduating students
  • The OIRE reports institutional data to numerous external agencies. Significant reportage to CUPA (the College and University Professional Association) and IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System). Other pertinent projects include the annual KSU Fact Book, KSU Quick Facts, and numerous internal and external data requests.