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What is the Association for Institutional Research?

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) supports higher education professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, and the strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning. AIR provides resources, innovative practices, and professional development opportunities for AIR members and the higher education community, including professionals from institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields.​ To learn more, visit About Us.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 Future of the Field


A New Vision for Institutional Research: Change magazine article

Institutional Research Capacity: Foundations of Federal Data Quality: IHEP policy paper

National Survey of IR Offices

Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR: Advocating institution-wide use of data to improve student success.

IR Summit: IR on the national stage.​


 IR in the Know


Generation Z Increasingly Picking Trade School Over College 

As new high school graduates from Generation Z enter higher education, researchers note a rising interest in trade schools and internships that allow students to enter the workforce more quickly with less debt... MORE

IR in the Know, an eAIR feature, provides updates on current federal policy related to higher education and NCES tools and datasets.


 Careers in IR


To explore current job opportunities in institutional research, visit AIR's Job Board. If you are interested in graduate courses related to institutional research, visit the Graduate Education section of the Careers page of this site.




Look for a brand new AIR website and user portal in 2019. Details coming soon!​​

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