Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Institutional Research and Effectiveness Team supports student success by broadly engaging all stakeholders in evidence-based decisions and continuous quality improvement. Institutional Research and Effectiveness serves as the hub for reliable and timely data and effectiveness/evaluation planning and support. These efforts are facilitated by two departments; Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment, (IEA), and Research & Analytical Services (RAS).

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IEA) works to empower the college community to integrate effective planning and meaningful assessment into all institutional practices through collaborative inquiry, self-reflection, and continuous improvement.

Research & Analytical Services (RAS) conducts educational research on topics of importance to the College by collecting and analyzing data from College stakeholders and other sources. RAS provides assistance to South Texas College faculty and staff with qualitative or quantitative research methods, study design, statistical analysis, and survey instrument design and administration.

Data requests should be made through STC's Data Request Information Portal, which can be found at

Institutional Research and Effectiveness maintains two institutional Factbooks (internal & external) that provide institutional data for research and reporting. The Factbook includes data on the success of South Texas College towards Key Performance Indicators of student achievement and success.  This data is available at