Office of Planning and Institutional Research

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What We Do

The Office of Planning and Institutional Research provides accurate and timely information in support of the University's strategic planning, policy development, and decision making. Our three areas of focus include:

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Research and Data Analysis

Provide analytical and research support to the Provost and other senior administrators regarding issues of importance to the University.

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Official Information Source

Update and maintain the University's Statistical Abstract and Fact Sheets in order to broaden general knowledge and understanding of the University, its people, and its activities.

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    Internal and External Reporting

    Report historical and current information about the University, comparisons with peer institutions, and survey data from faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

      Statistics and Facts


      Lucy Drotning

      Associate Provost
      (212) 854-3036

      Sonia Gugga

      (212) 854-4257

      Ryan Brown

      Research Analyst
      (212) 854-1738

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