Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment


  • The Mission of the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Evaluation is to provide, promptly and in clear format, accurate and consistent data/information needed by UMES to support its efforts for the continuous improvement of its programs and services.

    It supports wide-ranging initiatives including the University’s strategic planning process, student access and retention efforts and the overall institutional environment by assessing and evaluating its strategic initiatives and providing assessment of institutional effectiveness and learning outcomes data/information to inform University policy.

    The office also provides data/information to meet institutional accountability and informational needs of individuals and offices within the institution, the University System of Maryland, Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Federal, State, private and accreditation agencies.

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