Institutional Research provides three general categories of information to decision-makers:
IR is a source for all kinds of data about the university. Some kinds of data can be requested from IR&DS; please see our Institutional Data Policy Request Letter for details.
Other data sources are available directly, either to the public or to selected groups of users. The basic collections of facts below may be interesting to general audiences; various campus groups may also be interested in the more detailed Stanford information.
Institutional Research is also a source of information about higher education generally. The links below give more information about IR; many also provide comparative data from other institutions on various measures.