Institutional Effectiveness


Consistent with Murray State University's mission of continuous improvement, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides information and expertise to assist academic and nonacademic units in measuring and improving student learning and operational outcomes, supports accreditation efforts, and coordinates the review, compilation, and storage of assessment plans and reports.

Figure 1. Institutional Effectiveness Procedures Organizational Chart

Office of Institutional Effectiveness Procedures Chart


Information About Institutional Outcomes Assessment

In Fall 2021, Institutional Effectiveness implemented the usage of Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) - an assessment software for academic and non-academic programs to utilize in submitting annual assessment plans and reports. More information is provided on the Institutional Assessment web page.

Request Data

To request data visit the Institutional Research web page.

Student Data

Official student enrollment information is available late in the semester, usually by the following times of year:

  • Fall enrollment — available by mid to late November

  • Spring enrollment — available by mid to late April

  • Summer enrollment — available by late August

Employee Data

We use an annual census data to record employee (faculty and staff) information. Official counts of employees, along with demographic and job information (job categories, tenure status, faculty rank, etc.) are usually available by the end of February.

Financial Aid Information

Official financial aid information is not available until the financial aid year has ended and all aid has been dispersed. Financial aid information, for the previous academic year, is usually available by late November.


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