Institutional Research & Market Analytics
Institutional Research & Market Analytics (IRMA) activities include institutional benchmarking, market research, studies of academic progress and outcomes, university admission and enrollment reporting
and data management. Our mission is to frame and inform the institutional strategic dialogue in active partnership with colleagues, building a culture of evidence to support planning and management, as agents of change at DePaul and in higher education generally.
Click on the pyramid below to access IRMA's research and analysis.
Upcoming IRMA Events
4/9 IRMA Working Lunch: Data Visualizations & Infographics (click here for more details)
From Recent Research
Enrollment Summary Book
This annual Enrollment Management and Marketing publication summarizes trends in DePaul's enrollment profile.
DePaul Fact File
Dating back to the early 1980s, the Fact File provides standardized data on students, faculty and staff
and the university to help frame and inform the institutional strategic dialogue and build a culture of
evidence in support of planning and management.
Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) provides university data in a standard format, making comparisons across institutions
easier and serving as a foundation for external data requests. The CDS includes information about academic
offerings, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, class size, faculty/student ratio and degrees conferred.
Market Shares and IR Abstracts
These topical one-page summaries provide analyses of DePaul University's market
prominence, position and performance (Market Share) and insights from institutional research (IR Abstract).
Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) includes many disclosure and reporting regulations for
postsecondary institutions. DePaul's information can be found here and at
DePaul's Consumer Information page.
IRMA Conference Presentations
The IRMA staff regularly contribute to the professional discourse in order to elevate and advocate for best
practices in research, analysis, and data management. Our recent conference presentations and published material can
be accessed here.
This page contains information about relevant external resources related to higher education data including IBHE, IPEDS, the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), etc.
For general inquiries, please contact Coleen Dickman at (312)362-6645 or by email at IRMA@depaul.edu. IRMA is located at 55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1750, Chicago, IL 60604.