Institutional Research (IR) provides centralized, conformed, consistent, and clear information to support internal academic assessment, evaluation, and improvement efforts, as well as that required for corresponding external reporting.

These activities complement other IR duties, including compliance reporting, accreditation support, and information dissemination.

Request Data

Initiate a Data Request from Institutional Research

Institutional Data

Summary Reports

Other Reports

Other reports are available through the Cognos Tab in the myPNW Portal


Keeping data safe and secure is a part of Indiana law. Cognos is designed as a secure environment for viewing data.

If data must be extracted, take proper precautions to secure it.

  • Do not save sensitive data on your PC (usually C: drive) or removable drives (flash drives, external hard drives).
  • Do not email extracted data with identifiable student information.
  • If you must save the output, be sure to save it to a network drive or other secured location.

Refer to the university data classification requirement for appropriate handling of sensitive data. You must also complete data handling, FERPA, GLBA and Protecting SSN certifications if you will be viewing or running reporting in Cognos.