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Department of Institutional Research

The Department of Institutional Research is responsible for providing services to all other departments and to the students via the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data. Westcliff University has adopted a data-driven decision making culture that focuses on reliable and accurate data to help make important decisions for the institution’s stakeholders. The Department of Institutional Research collects, interprets and analyzes data for the purpose of enhancing the student performance, achievements, and academic experiences. Our department’s vision is to become a globally recognized department and a hub for higher education data, information and resources.

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  • Department of Institutional Research Website
  • Institutional Reports

    The Department of Institutional Research conducts research, analysis, and reporting that supports academic planning, strategic decision-making, enrollment management, program assessment and enhances students’ experience at Westcliff University.

    (Please click the title of the report to view the interactive dashboard for each report)

    Student Demographics Report

    Every year, Westcliff University continues to grow and observes it’s student population demographics. This report summarizes the characteristics of Westcliff University's student population including age, gender, and country of origin in 2018 and 2019.


    Student Satisfaction Rates Summary Report

    The Student Satisfaction Report summarizes students' response to the three satisfaction questions in the End-of-course surveys that are collected every session in calendar year 2018 and 2019. In the past two years, Westcliff University maintains high student satisfaction rates at above 90%.


    Course Evaluations Summary Report

    The Course Evaluations Summary Report summarizes students' response to questions regarding course material and instruction quality in the End-of-course surveys that are collected every session in calendar year 2018 and 2019. In the past two years, Westcliff University’s students express high satisfaction with academic courses with an average score of 4.3 out of 5. We value our students’ feedback and continuously improve to meet students’ needs.


    Graduation Rates Report

    This report summarizes Westcliff University's graduation rates in 2017 and 2018. Graduation rates are disaggregated by program, age range, ethnicity and gender.


    Retention Rates and Persistence Rates Report

    This report summarizes Westcliff University's retention and persistence rates from 2016 to 2018. In the past three years, Westcliff maintains high first-year retention rates and persistence rates. The university’s retention rate for undergraduate degrees (73%) surpasses the national average retention rate of 62%.


    Learning Outcome Assessment Report

    This report summarizes Westcliff University's institutional learning outcomes (ILO) from 2015 to 2018. ILOs are the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn while at the University; therefore, our curriculum and assignments align with these learning outcomes. In the report, demographic filters are given to provide a more in-depth look at the ILO based on certain student and course characteristics. The report also has an assessment tracking of WU students to show how our students progress throughout their education careers at the institution.


    2019 Sustainability Report

    The University promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability through its programs and in the University’s culture. The sustainability report summarizes the University’s progress and impact on six sustainability goals in local and global communities including: enhancing access to quality education, promoting gender equality, reducing inequalities, contributing to economic growth, promoting peace and justice and collaborating in international efforts of promoting SDGs best practice.



  • Internal Research

    Peer and Benchmark Schools

    Westcliff strives to continuously improve its performance by developing a peer benchmarking group on a national (U.S.) and international level for comparison.

    The analysis highlights schools that are similar to, for example, Westcliff's BBA program, and how they perform within or outside of the United States in comparison to our institution.

    For more research, please go to the IR website: