Institutional Research

The Institutional Research department helps in

  • Collecting, maintaining, and preserving institutional data.
  • Providing data analysis to inform executive decision-making and strategic planning initiatives.
  • Engaging in systematic, continuous, and integrated research activities related to student/applicant, finance, grants and human resources data.
  • Ensuring validity and reliability of the data and research methodologies utilized.
  • Responding to federal and state mandated reporting requirements as well as requests from other external agencies as appropriate.
  • Serving as the official reporting office for the institution.
  • Facilitating program review and institutional assessment activities.
  • Supporting regional and professional accreditation activities.
  • Providing expertise in research methods and other higher education issues.

As implied by the mission statement and the activities listed, OIR has access to a wide variety of data elements from multiple systems of record. The data are considered as an institutional asset and as such are provided to faculty/staff with a legitimate need in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice of the Association for Institutional Research, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Texas A&M International University Administrative Data Governance Policy.


Office of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
5201 University Boulevard, Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library 434, Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2275