The office of Institutional Research supports the college through the collection, analysis, and distribution of information for academic and administrative decision-making. Research projects are conducted to inform enrollment management, strategic planning, department and program review, learning outcomes assessment, and accreditation activities. The office also coordinates the college's state and federal reporting and participation in national benchmarking projects.


The Institutional Research department prepares the Enrollment Highlight Reports each Fall and Spring.

Strategic Planning

The Institutional Research office assists in coordinating the college-wide strategic planning process. The strategic plan outlines the college's core purpose, values, vision and mission, as well as strategic goals. The plan is developed using information collected through an environmental scan and input from stakeholders across the college and the community.


The Institutional Research office at Lakeland manages state reporting to the Ohio Department of Higher Education through the Higher Education Information (HEI) system and federal reporting to the U.S. Department of Education through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

State Reporting: Higher Education Information (HEI) System

The Higher Education Information (HEI) system is a comprehensive relational database that includes information on students, courses, faculty, facilities, and finances. Annually updated reports provide trend data relating to the enrollments, student preparation and academic progress, degrees awarded, post-graduation employment outcomes, tuition, financial aid, and costs and expenditures per student at Ohio's higher education institutions.

Federal Reporting: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is in place to collect data from primary institutions of postsecondary education on enrollment, program completions, faculty and staff, and financing.

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