Institutional Research

The primary function of the Office of Institutional Research is to facilitate data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination and interpretation of information from internal and external data sources in support of institutional planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness, decision-making, and policy formulation. The IE office also serves as the University’s primary point of contact for surveys and reports requested from governmental and commercial agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Education IPEDS reports, Peterson’s Survey, Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portrait, Barron’s Profile of American Colleges Survey).


To be seen as the primary avenue for decision support information to foster East Central University’s vision within the state and nation as Oklahoma’s premier comprehensive student centered regional university.


The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide timely, reliable, and user-friendly data and research services to all units at East Central University and external agencies that is integral to the strategic planning of the University. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness addresses the rapidly changing and culturally diverse society by serving as the centralized repository to collect, research, compile, and analyze data related to students, faculty, staff, alumni, finances, and the community.

Data Requests
For all data requests, please navigate through the Institutional Effectiveness website first.  If you are unable to find the data you are looking for, please complete the Data Request Form (pdf).
To request data:
Please complete the Data Request Form and submit one of the following ways:  1. Email the completed form to the Office of Institutional
Research to  2. Fax the completed form to 580-559-5869.  3. Print and send the hardcopy to:
Ms. Ashtin Kinney, Research Specialist
Office of Institutional Research
East Central University, PMB G-4
Danley Hall, Room 222
Ada, Oklahoma 74820-6999
Requests will generally be answered in one week depending on complexity.  In some cases, you may be contacted to discuss your request in more detail.   A request may take longer than others depending upon the nature of the information requested.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at 580-559-5665 or
As the requester you are required to do the following:

Handle any information obtained through a data request in a confidential manner, securing it at all times. 
Use this information only for its intended purpose.   
Communicate this information only to the authorized parties keeping in accordance with the provisions of FERPA.  For a comprehensive explanation of FERPA-governed privacy rights, visit


National Survey of Student Engagement(NSSE)

NSSE data is used by faculty, administrators, institutional researchers, and others to assist in ECU’s assessment, accountability, and institutional improvement efforts. For more information on the administration of NSSE, click on the link: