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UK’s Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics Launches New Website

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2014) — The current and past University of Kentucky fact books and historical data on enrollment, degrees conferred, retention and graduation rates are now provided on the new Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics website at  

Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics (IRAA) are services provided by UK Analytics and Technologies (UKAT), utilizing state-of-the-art methods and technologies for analyzing data and to support strategic university decisions. 

IRAA conducts ad hoc studies, deploys and analyzes student and alumni surveys and maintains university statistics, analyzes institutional effectiveness, and studies past trends.

To accomplish this, data visualizations and dashboards to monitor progress toward university goals are delivered. These outputs are provided throughout the website.  In addition, IRAA measures and monitors data quality and releases official institutional data for external use by external stakeholders, including government agencies, accrediting bodies, educational data services, corporate foundations and members of the media.

This new IRAA website replaces the old IR website. The IRAA website uses a similar look and feel to other university websites. The website also includes university fast facts including Common Data Sets and university “firsts” videos. 

“The collaboration of the Institutional Research and Business Intelligence groups into IRAA has not only led to this new website but also provides analysis to help the university develop and guide its strategy," said Vince Kellen, UK’s senior vice provost of Analytics and Technologies. "The analytics from the combined team will support the university’s efforts to improve the success of our students and enhance the cost-effectiveness of our operations.”  

If you have questions or need specific data or information not included on the site, please complete the online form at or email