The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is to provide guidance and support for every area of Berklee to engage in continuous, culturally competent, comprehensive research and self-evaluation for data-informed decision-making, policy development, and strategic planning. The OIRA manages the institution’s external reporting needs, including governmental requirements and accreditation processes, and works to improve the quality and integrity of data collection and reporting across the institution. The OIRA uses data to identify opportunities to improve experiences and outcomes for students of all identities and advocates for change to address inequalities that may exist.
OIRA projects include:
- creating assessment plans of programs, cohorts, and initiatives;
- designing surveys and survey analysis;
- identifying and verifying data for reports, communications, and presentations;
- developing the Factbook, the guide to official Berklee statistics;
- administering end-of-semester course surveys;
- conducting peer comparisons;
- managing institutional accreditation and governmental program approval; and
- chairing the Institutional Review Board and Berklee’s assessment committee.
Reports and resources can be found by following the menu on the left, or using the links below.
Information and Resources
The Factbook is an accessible resource for official statistics on Berklee. Gathered from many areas throughout the institution, the Factbook includes data such as student enrollment trends by sex, ethnicity, and campus number of international students by country; retention and graduation rates; information on students participating in First Year Abroad; diversity of faculty and staff, and much more. Data is shown for Berklee as a whole, as well as for each legacy institution where applicable and available. View the 2020–2021 Berklee Factbook.
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment manages institutional accrediation and governmental program approval processes.
Find reports and research that support Berklee's strategic decision making. Reports available include the Peer Comparison Report, Berklee India Exchange Participant Analysis, and Berklee Articulation Agreement Student Statistics.
Berklee regularly administers surveys to graduating students and alumni of the institution. Surveys include the Graduating Student Exit Survey, Berklee Alumni Survey, and International Career Center Survey.
Students, faculty, and staff at Berklee are given the opportunity to share their experiences and opinions with the institution. This includes feedback on programs, campus climate, and satisfaction.
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