The Office of Institutional Research is dedicated to undertaking the following:

  • Providing a broad range of institutional research (IR) services, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for decision-making purposes, and also for the fulfillment of requests for information by state, federal, and private entities.
  • Developing and maintaining a culture of evidence-based assessment.
  • Providing, together with Academic Affairs, information and expertise in support of the college’s various institutional and student learning outcomes assessment initiatives.
  • Leading the college in development of an institutional assessment plan.
  • Providing support for and data to the college’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Team (SLOAT).
  • Generating data and information for programs preparing for their ongoing assessments/reviews.
  • Processing surveys of students, alumni, faculty and staff for informational and decision-making purposes.
  • Benchmarking college data and practices with other New Jersey community colleges and other institutions that demographically reflect Essex County College.
  • Generating standardized and customized data for groups and persons involved in accreditation self-studies (Middle States, professional associations, etc.).

Offices and divisions needing statistical or quantitative data or information should first consult the Data & Information Sources booklet linked here.
For data or information related to Essex County College that is not included in any of documents listed in the Data & Information Sources booklet, a request should be submitted via the Data Request form or by contacting Dr. Jinsoo Park, Director of Institutional Research, at (973) 877-3588 or

Surveys are administered routinely at the College by the Office of Institutional Planning & Assessment. Survey results are analyzed and used to inform decision making college-wide.


PBI Grant-Funded Activities – Final Reports:

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