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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

OIRA Mission Statement


The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment supports achievement of the University's mission statement by carrying out the following basic responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and monitor compliance activities for institutional accreditation;
  • Provide institutional data and assessment findings for external reporting;
  • Provide institutional data and findings from research and assessment to support institutional planning processes.

Underlying each of these broad responsibilities is the basic philosophy that all OIRA information should be timely, accurate, and easily accessible. The OIRA strives to make procedures and reports consistent, and yet also be responsive to changing internal and external demands. Furthermore, the Office and the University are both fundamentally committed to a high degree of integration among planning, assessment, and institutional research in order for the University to maintain excellence in teaching, research, and public service.


USC Mission Statement - Approved by the Board of Trustees

USC Campus Mission Statements - Approved by the Board of Trustees