Our Mission

    To collect, synthesize, and analyze institutional data to fulfill mandatory reporting requirements and support University decision-making.

Our Objectives

    To offer accurate, timely, and digestible research, tailored to diverse audiences, with the goal of promoting informed decision-making and furthering the core missions of the University.

Our Scope

  • Primary source for major University facts and figures: Fact Book, Common Data Set, IPEDS, and other major reporting
  • Support for key University-wide committees
  • Systems analysis and information-sharing partnerships within Harvard and among peer institutions.
  • Planning and policy analysis; evidence-based recommendations

Our Audiences

At Harvard

  • University Leadership in the Office of the President and Provost
  • The Governing Boards
  • Senior Leadership in the Schools
  • Others, on a request-by-request basis

Outside Harvard

  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Peer Institutions and Consortia
  • General Public