The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning is to collect, preserve, interpret, analyze, and disseminate information regarding the characteristics, activities, operations, and policies of Portland State University. This information is used by members of the University community for:
- Mandated reporting requirements.
- Administrative decision-making and policy formulation.
- Academic assessment and accreditation.
- Institutional planning.
- Release to the general public.
The Office serves as a central repository for statistical information regarding the University and responds to requests for information from clients within and outside the University. OIRP conducts research on special topics and complies with state and federally-mandated reporting requirements.