About Data Science & Institutional Research



Our office provides information to both internal and external communities. The Data Science & Institutional Research team creates a balance of data support that truly exemplifies organizational research. In this vein, we have created a structure that prioritizes projects/tasks that meet as many needs as possible while maintaining the integrity of the office and the information.


The Office of Data Science & Institutional Research is dedicated to improving our students' success by advancing a culture of evidence. We enable decision makers to make data-informed decision by providing accurate, timely and actionable information.


The Office of Data Science & Institutional Research will be at the leading edge of innovation in the collection, processing, analysis, and the meaningful sharing of our data.


  • Excellence in office operations
  • Integrity in research and statistical analysis
  • Collegiality in working relationships
  • Accountability to quality improvement
  • Confidentiality for student and staff information
  • Accountability to safeguard institutional data

Reporting Responsibilities

The varied operations include these reporting responsibilities:

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • Colorado Commission on Higher Education
  • Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System/State Board
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation
  • Performance Indicators and other legislative mandates
  • External Surveys (e.g., Guidebooks for prospective students)
  • FRCC Institution-wide Internal Surveys
    • Vocational Graduate Follow-up Survey
    • Currently Enrolled Student Survey
    • Graduates' Survey 
  • Student Tracking System
  • Strategic Planning initiatives
  • Various FRCC committees
    • Student Learning committee
    • Developmental Education Redesign
    • Late Registration Taskforce
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Instructional Master Planning
  • Program Review
  • Ad hoc data requests