Our Mission

Institutional Research provides information to support university decision-making through a variety of analytic activities, data-gathering tasks and research projects. IR works with offices and individuals internally and externally to maintain data/report integrity and quality to fit for their intended uses in operations, decision making and planning.

Explore Our Data Center

WebFOCUS is the university’s reporting tool used to write reports using data stored in Banner. To adjust your WebFOCUS access or request a data report from Institutional Research, click the yellow button below to reach the Online Report Request Form page.

Interactive Dashboard for WebFOCUS users. Certified and local data are available by parameter selections to filter and create visual representations.

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The Higher Education Accountability System is used to track performance on critical measures that exemplify higher education institutions’ missions. Its major focus is on the four Closing the Gaps target areas of participation, success, excellence and research.

Our Accountability Reports

Our department serves as a resource for departments when they are preparing Program Reviews. Some of the information we provide is:

  • Enrollment (Source: CBM001 ) # of students enrolled by Dept. and Major CIP for a specific term. Unduplicated Headcount. SCH are calculated from the students SCH for the semester.
  • Degrees Conferred (Source: CBM009)
  • Course History (Source: CBM004)
  • Course Retention (Source: Banner Grade Table) # of students who received a grade of A, B, C, D, F for a given term.
  • Semester Credit Hour (Source: CBM004) # of SCH’s are based on the number of credit hours offered for the course X the number of students enrolled for the course.
  • Faculty FTE (Source: Business Objects)
  • Faculty Average Salary (Source: Business Objects)

Access: Open to the public

Certified CBM static-data reports. Public view of A&M-Commerce certified data by term.

Utilizes mostly certified data. Public view of collective snapshot of the university for each academic year.

Academic Year

This new version of the Fast Facts can be used as a quick snapshot of university data in meetings or presentations. For your convenience, it is presented both as a PowerPoint and a PDF file.

Note: Fast Facts was designed to be a bi-fold booklet. If you would like a printed version click the Printable Version and complete the following instructions:

  1. Choose print from your file menu.
  2. Select the appropriate printer.
  3. Under the printer properties, select 2 sided, flip on the short edge.
  4. Click ok then print.

IER engages with both professional and educational affiliations, some are mandatory due to the types of reporting required on the system, state and federal level. Other affiliations are meant to serve as a means to ensure we are encouraging data usage and our processes are efficient.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

The Texas A&M University System

Educational Use




IER administers surveys to students and alumni, while also participating in collaborative surveys between higher education institutions for comparison and benchmarking.





  • Abudu, O., Stewart, T., Cheek, M. (2020, April) Student Performance Expectations and Implications for High-Impact Practices, Presented by Abudu, O. for the 2020 A&M-Commerce Annual Research Symposium, Commerce, TX.
  • Akinpelu, O., Soeder, A., Cheek, M. (2020, April) Key Drivers of Positive Trends in 2017-2019 Quality Day Evaluations. Presented by Akinpelu, O. for the 2020 A&M-Commerce Annual Research Symposium, Commerce, TX.
  • Farooqui, M., Anderson, J., & Su, D. (2020, April) STUDENT LOAN & INCOME-TAMUC Contribution towards student enrollment in the ongoing student loan crisis. Presented by Farooqui, M. for the 2020 A&M-Commerce Annual Research Symposium, Commerce, TX.
  • Mohd, K., & Su, D. (2020, April) Improving Student Success Based on Student Academic Experiences with Data Visualization. Presented by Mohd, K. for the 2020 A&M-Commerce Annual Research Symposium, Commerce, TX





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The A&M-Commerce Graduation Exit Survey is administered every semester to all students who apply for graduation.

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers represented by the College Board, Peterson’s and U.S. News & World Report.

The goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of the information provided to the various surveying entities. Through the development of clear, standard data items and definitions this goal is attained.

A&M-Commerce participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement biennially. NSSE focuses on two key areas:

  • The amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities.
  • How the institution uses its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that research shows are linked to student learning.

Responses collected from this survey provide meaningful data which reflects the level at which student engagement improves over the course of their four-year college experience.

To maneuver through the reports, click on the bookmark symbol in the upper right corner.

What is an SSI Report?

With this information, colleges and universities can target areas most in need of improvement in order to retain students. The SSI asks students to respond with a level of importance and a level of satisfaction. A performance gap is calculated by subtracting the satisfaction score from the importance score.


Comparison Of Class Level

Comparison Of Ethnicity and Race

Comparison of Group Codes

Comparison of Institution

A&M-Commerce participated in the High Impact Practices Quality Survey in 2019. High impact practices such as service-learning, undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. The HIP Quality Survey invited students to respond to a set of follow-up questions about a selected HIP they had experienced in order to examine the features of HIPs, to understand what contributes to their effectiveness, and to discover patterns associated with particular practices.

View the High Impact Practices Quality Report

Meet our Department

Contact Us

  • Journalism Building, 3rd Floor, Suite 350
  • P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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