Institutional Research and Effectiveness


Institutional Research (IR) directs and coordinates activities related to institutional planning, research and evaluation, and knowledge systems that support the mission and purposes of Central Arizona College District. The Institutional Planning & Research Office also conducts other data gathering and analysis activities related to the development and implementation of institutional effectiveness measures, assessment of institutional position within the community, and data collection related to state federal and accrediting reporting requirements.

The Office of Institutional Planning and Research Staff conduct business in an ethical and confidential matter, in doing so, adhere to the Code of Ethics established by the Association for Institutional Research.

To contact the IR office e-mail us at .

Sylvia Gibson, Interim Executive Director of Instutional Planning, Research, & Effectiveness
Phone: 520-494-5573

Gina Baker, Research Specialist
Phone: 520-494-5438

Facts at a Glance


Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

These data and those of other higher education institutions in the US are publically available on their Web site in a series of formats for researchers, educators, parents and students. For example, the College Navigator may be used by families for college or university selection while the Peer Analysis System allows researchers to compare an institution to a group of peer institutions.

IPEDS provides a Data Feedback Report each year to member institutions based on data that we submit in comparison to a group of peer colleges.

Reports listed below:

IPEDS Data Feedback Report Available Years:



State Report

Annual Report to the Governor
An overview with accomplishments, upcoming issues, and Facts-at-a-Glance.

CAC Student Progress and Outcomes Report (AZ 2020)
This plan outlined a clear vision for Arizona’s ten community college districts and identified 30 key indicators of progress toward 3 major goal areas: access, retention, and completion.

Socioeconomic Benefits Generated For the College by EMSI

Economic Impact: Executive Summary