Institutional Research

Welcome to the IR Department!




The Institutional Research Department (IR) provides quantitative and qualitative data support to facilitate college decision-making, planning and assessment. The department ensures compliance with state and federal data requirements, and supports faculty and staff efforts to document and improve student learning.


VFA Member Public Profile


Tompkins Cortland Community College participates in the Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) initiative. Review the College information on the VFA site.


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Student Achievement Measures


The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is an improved way to report undergraduate student progress and completion by including a greater proportion of students as well as tracking students who enroll in multiple higher education institutions. Review the Tompkins Cortland information on the SAM site.


College Navigator


The College Navigator is a consumer information tool which makes information about postsecondary institutions available to the general public in an easily accessible manner. It is maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). See information about Tompkins Cortland on the College Navigator site.


Confidentiality Statement


All the data we collect is confidential and published only in aggregate form. All identifying information is removed from data prior to publication. Users of the data collected by the IR Department do not receive identifying information unless their purpose requires it, in which case they are held to the aforementioned standards of confidentiality in accordance with the provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.