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Our Mission

Institutional Research, Analysis & Decision Support (IRADS) provides ongoing support for UMBC’s campus planning and decision-making. Through the integration and analysis of campus data we facilitate decision-making in the areas of budget, resource allocation, enrollment management/projections, campus performance, and the setting of campus goals and objectives.

IRADS functions as the primary source for official campus statistics, complying with federal, State and University System of Maryland reporting requirements. As needed, we conduct surveys (students, alumni, faculty/staff, employers) and special research studies to assist in policy decision-making. We also respond to requests for information about UMBC from higher education associations, accreditation teams, admissions guidebook publishers, other colleges and universities, students, etc.