The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning is to advance the Bucknell University's goal of providing a unique experience where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other by providing comprehensive information and analyses to support:

  • institutional planning
  • policy formation
  • decision-making
  • evaluation of effectiveness


  • produces educational and organizational studies, reports, and summaries
  • develops and maintains a cycle of regular institutional studies, surveys, reports, and summaries
  • serves as a reliable source for comprehensive, accurate and consistent information about the institution to internal and external agencies
  • provides support for systematic University-wide participation in assessment, planning, implementation and reporting
  • supports institutional accreditation activities

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