Institutional Research

MISSION: The Office of Institutional Research collects, analyzes, and disseminates institutional data to meet internal and external stakeholder demands for information that supports analytics decision-making, strategic planning, program assessment, and institutional self-study for accreditation.


VISION: The Office of Institutional Research will exceed expectations for excellence by serving the information demands of constituents and will be noted for integrity, responsiveness, and commitment to continuous improvement.


Major responsibilities and accomplishments include:

  • Supporting Meharry’s strategic planning and accreditation efforts by implementing a Centralized Institutional Research Reporting System (CIRRS). Online Data Request Form is readily available for internal and external customers. After completed, please submit the form to
  • Updating the annual Fact Book to accommodate frequently asked questions regarding Meharry’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Implementing Student and Alumni Tracking Systems to assist all schools in academic advisement and the documentation of alumni specialties/practicing locations.
  • Analyzing student questionnaire surveys for all schools to identify strengths and weaknesses of their programs and services.
  • Assisting the Meharry Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) Leadership Team and the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) in documenting the effectiveness of Meharry’s QEP.
  • The IR Director teaches Biostatistics courses for the MSPH program and conducts statistical workshops for the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR)

Fact Books

The Office of Institutional Research publishes a fact book containing institutional data as follows: student enrollment, degrees granted, postgraduate training, tuition and fees, faculty, employee, and alumni. Student, faculty, and employee data are annually reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Contact Institutional Research

John Hughes, Jr., B.S.

Computer Programmer Analyst

Chau-Kuang Chen, Ed.D.

Professor and Director,
Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599
Telephone: 615.321.2900
Fax: 615.327.6328