Institutional Research and Assessment

2017-18 Factbook Cover

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides guidance and support for every area of Berklee to engage in continuous, comprehensive research and self-evaluation, gathering the information required for data-driven decision-making, policy development, and strategic planning. Institutional Research and Assessment also manages the college’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 college.

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Berklee's Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides guidance and support for every area of Berklee, and manages the college's official reporting needs.

Factbook Common Data Set Peer Comparison
Admissions and Enrollment Entering Student Placement IPEDS
Program Review


Institutional Research and Assessment assists with design, execution, and analysis to empower every area of Berklee to engage in continuous, comprehensive research and self-evaluation.

Alumni and Career Services Course Evaluations Human Resources
Library and Learning Center Student Exit Survey Student Engagement
Valencia, Spain, Programs Qualtrics


Institutional Research and Assessment maintains Berklee's accreditation under the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Comprehensive reports must be submitted on a regular basis to maintain accreditation as well as to approve changes to Berklee's offerings (i.e., the merger with Boston Conservatory, degree addition).

2017 Substantive Change Evaluation: Merger with Boston Conservatory

2016 Substantive Change Request: Master's Degree Programs, Boston Campus

2016 Substantive Change Request: Merger with the Boston Conservatory

Institutional Review Board

Berklee's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the committee that reviews all research involving human subjects, whether carried out by faculty, students, or staff. 

Assessment Committee

The assessment committee is a college-wide committee whose charge is to support and guide the collection and sharing of data, and the ongoing assessment of every aspect of the college's mission. The committee meets monthly and has representatives from every area of the college. 

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