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Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research (OIR)

The OIR is a source of information about Rice University, its peers and the educational environment.

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  • gather data and synthesize information about Rice's students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • perform customized analyses to inform organizational decisions, evaluate and update policies and procedures, and plan for the university's future.
  • prepare reports for federal, state and local organizations, educational consortia, and other public agencies.
  • respond to requests for information from within and outside the university.

Our site offers immediate access to some of the data we collect and the information we produce. Choose Students & Scholars, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, Resources, or Administration for the most recent information about Rice. Delve deeper in Historical Facts, which offers tables of demographics and statistics from the past decade.

Other than admissions or financial aid questions, if you can't find what you need on this site, we would be happy to help you. Use the contact information on this page to tell us what information you need, by when, and how you are going to use it.