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About Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis


Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis is a service unit for ISU that provides information, analysis, and planning support to assist in decision-making that advances the mission of the University. The office coordinates and facilitates university planning and reporting processes and provides consistent and accurate compliance and management data internally and externally. The office utilizes a broad university-wide perspective to serve as a resource in all facets of data analysis and planning.


The Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis office will be on the leading edge of institutional research and planning in higher education. Our aim is to be recognized within the Illinois State University community as the first step for decision support information and strategic planning assistance. 


Customer Service is a cornerstone of PRPA. The team provides a number of services to the Illinois State community and beyond such as:

  • Data and information that supports operational analysis and planning, for example, the University Fact Book, Environmental Scan and data for Academic Program Review.
  • Supporting university-wide planning efforts, such as Educating Illinois and the Master Plan.
  • Policy analysis and special studies, including the Summer Session Study and Price Sensitivity Analysis.
  • Best practices related to strategic planning and institutional research.
  • Responds to ad hoc data requests.


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