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What We Do

The Office of Planning and Institutional Research provides accurate and timely information in support of the University's strategic planning, policy development, and decision making. Our three areas of focus include:

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Research and Data Analysis

Provide analytical and research support to the Provost and other senior administrators regarding issues of importance to the University.

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Official Information Source

Update and maintain the University's Statistical Abstract and Fact Sheets in order to broaden general knowledge and understanding of the University, its people, and its activities.

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Internal and External Reporting

Report historical and current information about the University, comparisons with peer institutions, and survey data from faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Statistics and Facts


Cynthia Langin

Senior Associate Provost for Institutional Research
[email protected]
(212) 854-0773

Lucy Drotning

Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
[email protected]
(212) 854-3036

Sonia Gugga

Assistant Provost for Planning and Institutional Research
[email protected]
(212) 854-4257

Catherine Muccini

Associate Director for Institutional Research
[email protected]
(212) 853-5176

Quinn Bolewicki

Research Analyst
[email protected]
(212) 854-1738