About

Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides data and analyses to support planning, policy development and decision-making that enhance the educational experience of the college's students.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness operates under the AIR Statement of Ethical Principles.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Institutional Research
  • Institutional studies for major decision support
  • Dynamic Reporting
  • Program Evaluation
  • Support for Program Review
  • Support for assessment
  • Support for accreditation
  • Student Learning Outcomes evaluation
  • Support for (SEM) Strategic Enrollment Management
  • Support for Strategic Planning
  • Support for DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Initiatives
  • Support for Process Evaluation and Improvement
  • Internal and External Survey administration and survey support
  • Administration of Qualtrics (Survey software)
  • Administration of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software
  • Administration of Starfish student success software
  • External reporting to IPEDS, Higher Learning Commission, College Board and more

College Reports

Student Outcomes: How Students Perform

When choosing a college, it’s important to know how students perform. Inver Hills uses a number of methods to track student success.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

Student Right-to-Know Graduation and Transfer Rates

Learn how full-time students are performing in efforts to graduate or transfer to a 4-year college or university.

Peer Comparisons

Learn how Inver Hills Community College compares to similar colleges nationwide.

Fact Book

The Inver Hills Community College Fact Book aims to serve as a reference tool to provide general information about the college for use in planning, assessment, writing grant proposals, preparing reports, and other projects. Data will be updated regularly as it becomes available throughout the year in the online version. Data is shown by fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) unless otherwise noted.

Every effort is made to ensure that data are accurate, yet data used here may differ slightly from other college and system reports due to the use of different sources, the reporting time period for which the data was reported, dates on which a report was generated, or use of different data definitions.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities provides Enrollment and Student Reporting Standards, and they are followed where noted beginning with FY 2012. That document is provided as an appendix (online only) to this report.

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Institutional Effectiveness Staff

  • Wendy Marson, Director
  • Toni Brown, Student Technological Communication Tool Specialist
  • Steven Christiansen, Research Analyst
  • Dean Eddy, Web App Developer
  • Heather Hohenstein, Starfish Administrator/Enrollment Analyst
  • Allison Reeck, Management Analyst