Frequently Asked Questions
Numbers, numbers, everywhere! How do you find the information you need? The answers to these frequently asked questions may help!
What types of information are available from IR?
The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is a resource for historical and trend data about the College. This website displays information to which there is unrestricted access, as well as the locations of reports that are available on our access-restricted ARGUS web portal (see below for more details), organized by research area.
What is IR’s ARGUS portal?
IR’s ARGUS portal is a web-based repository of non-public confidential information reported by IR. Access to this portal is available to select members of the Ithaca College community based on their roles and responsibilities at the College.
I think I have access to IR’s ARGUS portal, but how do I get there?
Please refer to our instructions for accessing IR’s ARGUS portal.
I don’t have access to IR’s ARGUS portal (I can’t see the “Institutional Research” tab when I’m logged into ARGUS). How do I request access?
If you are a member of an IC academic school, please contact your Dean and have her/him send an email to IRoffice@ithaca.edu approving your access. If you are not a member of an IC academic school, please email IRoffice@ithaca.edu to request access.
How do I request information that I can’t find on IR’s public website or IR’s ARGUS portal?
Please send a detailed email to IRoffice@ithaca.edu.
When do I request information from Institutional Research versus from the Office of the Registrar?
In general, questions about current student data, data reflecting what’s going on right now, should be directed to the Office of the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org), while requests requiring multiple semesters or years of data and/or “official” College figures should be directed to Institutional Research (IRoffice@ithaca.edu). Still unsure? Don’t worry: IR and the Office of the Registrar work collaboratively to make sure requests for information will be fulfilled by the appropriate person.