The mission of Institutional Research is to enhance institutional effectiveness by collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and providing data to support university decision making and planning processes along with ensuring compliance with state, federal and other external reporting requirements. As the official source of institutional information, the office of Institutional Research is guided by official reporting protocols and best practices in the field.

IR staff not only handle requests for data and mandatory reports to state, federal and other agencies, but we also provide consulting for complex research projects, initiatives, planning and assessment. Radford University's IR office follows the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice adopted by the Association for Institutional Research, the premier international organization for institutional researchers serving in higher education.