Institutional Research

Who We Are

The mission of the Institutional Research office is to empower the college community and external stakeholders to use and understand objective research consistently and with integrity for planning and decision-making purposes.

The vision of the Laramie County Community College Institutional Research office is to transform LCCC into an institution dedicated to continuous improvement through the power of evidence-based decision making.

We value:

  • Practicing the ethical use of student and employee information.
  • Maintaining the ideal that student success is the end-goal of our research.
  • Promoting the literate use of data on campus.
  • Supporting robust decision-making processes based on research rather than anecdotes.
  • Providing responsive, reliable, customer-friendly service.
  • Building collaboration across the College.

Tools We Provide

The IR office gathers, analyzes, reports, and presents data for regular and ad hoc research requests to meet and exceed college-wide effectiveness and improvement goals.

The IR office manages change and assessment strategies by designing and utilizing data and assessment tools collaboratively with other college employees and stakeholders.

The IR office professionally represents the college and maintains LCCC's good standing with external agencies at the federal, regional, and state levels by participating in required and voluntary reports, surveys, conferences, and other initiatives.

The IR office strives to make its research and data sources easily accessible. Many reports are available via the college's intranet as well as on the public website.  As part of our mission, we promote the literate use of this information by providing training in a variety of formats throughout the college.

Additionally, the Institutional Research office accesses many external data sources for data comparison purposes, setting benchmarks and improvement goals, and other uses. Some of our more popular external resources include:

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center

National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCCBP)

Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC)

U.S. Census Bureau: American FactFinder

U.S. Department of Labor: O*Net Online

Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE, SENSE, and CCFSSE)