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Studies, Notes and Newsletters

Newsletters: Quarterly, OIR publishes a newsletter about recent additions to its web site, current projects, Research Notes, and pages that have been added to the Statistical Summary. This is an excellent means to learn about ongoing activity in OIR.

Research Notes: The Office of Institutional Research publishes several Research Notes each year. These Research Notes are summaries of important research performed by the office.

Research Studies: Major studies of university important topics produced by the Office of Institutional Research.


Institutional Research Newsletters

Quarterly, OIR publishes a newsletter about recent additions to its web site, current projects, Research Notes, and pages that have been added to the Statistical Summary. This is an excellent means to learn about ongoing activity in OIR.
Volume 14, Number 1 (January 2014)
Volume 13, Number 1 (October 2012)
Volume 12, Number 2 (February 2012)
Volume 12, Number 1 (September 2011)
Volume 11, Number 2 (February 2011)
Volume 11, Number 1 (September 2010)
Volume 10, Number 2 (April 2010)
Volume 10, Number 1 (December 2009)
Volume 9, Number 1 (August 2008)
Volume 8, Number 1 (January 2008)
Volume 7, Number 1 (October 2006)
Volume 6, Number 2 (January 2006)
Volume 6, Number 1 (September 2005)

Research Notes

Enrollment

Enrollment Projections for JMU (Why and How) Vol. 27, No 1
Fall 2013 Enrollment Summary Vol. 27, No 2
Fall 2012 Enrollment Summary Vol. 26, No 1
Fall 2011 Enrollment Summary Vol. 25, No 1
Fall 2010 Enrollment Summary Vol. 24, No 2
Fall 2009 On-Campus Enrollment Summary Vol. 23, No 2
Fall 2008 On-Campus Enrollment Summary Vol. 22, No 1
Fall 2007 On-Campus Enrollment Summary Vol. 21, No 1
Fall 2006 On-Campus Enrollment Summary Vol. 20, No 1

Faculty

A Faculty in Transition (1986 to 2011), April 2012 Vol. 25, No 2
The Changing Face of JMU, November 2005 Vol. 19, No 3
A Faculty in Transition, July 2005 Vol. 19, No 1
Major Trends At JMU, 1990-91 To 2002-03 Vol. 17, No 1

Peer Data

JMUnique, Again, May, 2010 Vol. 23, No 4
JMUnique, March 2006 Vol. 19, No 7

Performance Measures

Enrollment Projections Vol. 27, No 1
Major Trends At JMU, 1990-91 To 2002-03 Vol. 17, No 1

Regional/State/Federal

A Primer on New Federal Ethnic/Race Data Collection and Reporting, April 2010 Vol. 23, No 3
JMU Employer Survey, January 2006 Vol. 19, No 4

Students

Student Financial Need: A Seven-year View, August 2014 Vol. 28, No 1
Highlights: The National Survey of Student Engagement, May 2012 Vol. 25, No 3
Predicting Academic Success, May 2011 Vol. 24, No 3
Where Do They Go? Vol. 24, No 1
Degrees Conferred: A Historical View, December 2009 Vol. 23, No 1
Highlights: The National Survey of Student Engagement, January 2006 Vol. 19, No 6
The Changing Face of JMU, November 2005 Vol. 19, No 3
Majors and Gender Diversity: 1992 to 2004, August 2005 Vol. 19, No 2
Increase in the Four Year Graduation Rate, March 2005 Vol. 18, No 5


Research Studies

The Office of Institutional Research periodically produces major research studies. The following studies are available in their entirety in HTML and/or PDF formats. Acrobat Reader is needed for the PDF formatted studies and is available here.

Economic Impact Studies

Date Published

Investigating the Economic Impact of James Madison University on the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (PDF Format)
  July 2010
Investigating the Economic Impact of James Madison University on the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (PDF Format)
  July 2006
The Economic Impact of James Madison University on the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (PDF Format)
  September 2002
 

Facilities Use Studies

OIR will complete a study on Facilities during the 2013-14 academic year.
  
 

Faculty Studies

A Faculty in Transition: A 26-Year Study of the Changes in James Madison University's Instructional Faculty, (PDF Format)
  February 2012
A Faculty in Transition: A 24-Year Study of the Changes in James Madison University's Instructional Faculty, (PDF Format)
  January 2010
A Faculty in Transition: A 22-Year Study of the Changes in James Madison University's Instructional Faculty, (PDF Format)
  January 2008
A Faculty in Transition: A 20-Year Study of the Changes in James Madison University's Instructional Faculty, (PDF Format)
  July 2006
A Faculty in Transition: A Study of the Changes in James Madison University's Instructional Faculty Since 1986; 2005 Update, (PDF Format)
  July 2005
Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Retention Survey, (PDF Format)
  July 2003
 

Finance Studies

Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues (PDF Format)
  Fall 2012
Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues (PDF Format)
  Fall 2011
Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues (PDF Format)
  Fall 2010
Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues (PDF Format)
  Fall 2009
Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues, (Created by OIR and Resource Management for the JMU Board of Visitors.) (PDF Format)
  March 2008
Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues, (Created by OIR and Resource Management for the JMU Board of Visitors.) (PDF Format)
  March 2007
Financing of Higher Education in Virginia: Analysis and Issues, (Created by OIR and Resource Management for the JMU Board of Visitors.) (PDF Format)
  March 2006
 

Student Related Studies

Where Do They Really Go? And How Do We Know? (PDF Format)
  January 2012
PictureIt JMU! Summary of the Four Years (PDF Format)
  June 2010
Academic Performance of Two-Year Transfers at JMU (PDF Format)
  April 2010
Factors Associated with Non-Returning JMU Undergraduate Students (PDF Format)
  August 2006
Academic Performance of Two-Year Transfers at JMU (PDF Format)
  April 2006
Continuing Student History 1992-2003 (PDF Format)
  October 2004
JMU Freshmen and Transfers: Fall 1993 to Fall 2002 (PDF Format)
  July 2003