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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning - George Mason University


Data Requests

OIEP produces reportable, clean, reliable and valid data aligned with Commonwealth of Virginia (SCHEV) and U.S. Department of Education (IPEDS) standards and definitions. Sometimes referred to as “official” data, this information is normalized to allow comparisons across institutions both within Virginia and the United States and often based on a snap of time, e.g., official enrollment information aligns with the day after the withdrawal date that allows for 100% of tuition reimbursement. This information is shared widely to internal and external constituents including accrediting agencies, surveys, etc. OIEP also uses this data to analyze and research issues of import to GMU such as student success, faculty satisfaction, etc.


In contrast, data for tactical or operational planning is not necessarily defined in the same way, using different standards. For example, the Office of Enrollment Planning and Administration produces student and course enrollment reports for internal departmental use in support of their academic and administrative duties. These reports are accessible through MicroStrategy. Requests for those types of reports can be made here: MicroStrategy Report Request


If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our website, please complete this request form. Upon completion of this form, a representative from the OIEP Office will be in touch with you.