Welcome to Institutional Research at Daytona State College!
The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is responsible for the collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of data and information in support of institutional planning, assessment, and decision-making at DSC.
This website contains a plethora of information about Daytona State College. You are encouraged to explore what it has to offer.
- Detailed data on Enrollment, Graduates, Employment, and more
- Our Annual Fast Facts featuring the most commonly requested statistics about DSC
- Various reports, surveys, and annual data publications
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to serve Daytona State College by providing quantitative data and analytic information to enhance institutional effectiveness and efficiency. The office supports administrators, faculty, trustees, and other internal and external constituencies while maintaining data quality, reliability, and integrity.
This mission is completed by:
- complying with federal and state reporting requirements,
- administering college-wide surveys and analyzing collected data,
- providing access to college-wide data through ad hoc and standard reporting,
- publishing reports that provide insight into the performance of the College, and
providing assistance for strategic planning, assessment, performance measures, and accreditation.
Did you know that the Office of Institutional Research receives hundreds of data requests (internal and external) annually?
If you have data request, please review the existing resources available on the IR website:
Many of the most commonly requested figures are already available on these sites or within a linked report.
If your data needs are still not met after reviewing the above webpages, please submit your request to Dr. Andrea Gibson, Executive Director of Institutional Research. A member of the IR staff will then be assigned to work with you as a consultant and gather the requested information.
Please give as much notice as possible when requesting data as some requests may take longer than others depending on the nature of the data.
Note: All requests will adhere to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines.
The Office of Institutional Research conducts a variety of survey analyses to support strategic planning efforts at Daytona State College. This includes participating in national surveys to publish college data to aid informed decision making among students and parents, as well as supporting College initiatives by providing survey administration assistance to internal researchers (DSC faculty and staff). Please note: external researchers, such as doctoral studies, are not eligible for these services and should contact the DSC Institutional Review Board (IRB) for more information.
IR coordinates with the Institutional Review Board to maintain research compliance. IRB approval is a federal requirement covering all types of research involving human subjects. Before IR can begin, the researcher must develop the questions and applicable result descriptions for their survey and send with a completed IRB form to Dr. Pearl Galano, IRB Chair. Please visit the IRB website for more details.
Once an official IRB approval letter has been received, IR will coordinate with the researcher to build the survey within the online survey management platform, Qualtrics. For questions regarding survey requests, please contact Dr. Andrea Gibson, Executive Director of Institutional Research.