The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is to provide guidance and support for all areas of Berklee to engage in continuous, 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 Services

Find Official Statistics of the Berklee Community

The Berklee Factbook contains official statistics about Berklee's students, faculty, and staff. Other key data include retention and graduation rates, key performance indicators, and early career outcomes.

See Survey Results and Resources

OIRA provides support for institutional survey administration as well as survey planning and analysis consultation. Common projects include student course surveys, graduating student and alumni surveys, and various student, faculty, and staff surveys.

Incorporate Data in Planning and Decision Making

We can help you locate and turn data into useful tools for planning, assessment, and decision-making. In practice, this may include understanding the experiences of specific cohorts, measuring progress toward goals, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Conduct Research at Berklee

OIRA manages the Institutional Review Board (IRB), provides general research policies and best practices, and supports and conducts internal research and research with external partners.

Learn About Berklee's Accreditation

Berklee is regionally accredited through the New England Commission of Higher Education. Berklee also has approval from a number of state agencies and accrediting bodies.

Don't Know Where to Begin?

We are available to help you and your area to practice self-evaluation and data-informed planning and decision-making. Feel free to contact us and we can talk about how OIRA can help you.