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Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment

Our Mission

The Office of Institutional Planning, Research, & Assessment (OIPRA) promotes institutional effectiveness by supporting Huston-Tillotson University’s planning, policy formulation, and decision making through data analysis, assessment activities, and accreditation compliance.


Our Scope

  • Primary source for major University facts and figures: Fact Book, Common Data Set, IPEDS, and other major reporting
  • Oversee the assessment of institutional outcomes on all levels
  • Strategic planning and policy analysis; evidence-based recommendations
  • Implement the University’s program review process
  • Institutionalizing accreditation standards
  • Support for key University-wide committees
  • Systems analysis and information-sharing partnerships within Huston-Tillotson University and among peer institutions.


Our Audiences

At Huston-Tillotson University

  • University Leadership in the Office of the President and Provost
  • Board of Trustees
  • Senior Instructional Leadership
  • Other team members across the University, on a request-by-request basis

Outside Huston-Tillotson University

  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and other accrediting entities  
  • Peer Institutions and Consortia
  • General Public



Requesting Data

If you are unable to locate needed information on any of the OIPRA’s webpages, or if you would like to request additional services from OIPRA, please submit a DATA REQUEST FORM.

Provide as much detail as possible in order to expedite your request. Please give us as much notice as possible when requesting data. We recommend that data requests be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance of your needs.


HT Mission Statement

HT nurtures a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values

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Core Values

Strategic Priorities