Our Mission

The Office of Institutional Research, Analysis & Decision Support (IRADS) serves the UMBC community by providing information and analyses needed to make informed, data-driven decisions. IRADS is the primary source for official campus statistics, complying with University System of Maryland, state and federal reporting requirements and institutional accreditation. We advance the university mission by collecting, maintaining, analyzing, and disseminating information, and through this work serve as a lead partner in data governance at UMBC by promoting the integrity, understanding, and ethical use of university information. Our office conducts research and provides data and analytical consultation for institutional assessment and planning, strategy development, and policy analysis, supporting the campus as data educators and research collaborators.