Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (OIPE) facilitates the integration of accountability, assessment, planning, and institutional research by providing accurate and timely information, data analysis, and expert advice to fulfill the University’s statutory and regulatory obligations and to promote evidence-based decision-making in support of WCU’s mission and the improvement of University programs and services.  

 

 

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Assessment & Review


Western Carolina University serves to promote excellence in student learning, educational practices and quality of service by promoting a campus culture of self evaluation and improvement. 

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Institutional Research


OIPE compiles a number of data sources that are of use to both academic and administrative offices on campus. These resources include Common Data Sets, Fact Books, Student Body Profiles and IPEDS.

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Space Management


OIPE provides data support for space planning, and is responsible for maintaining and publishing an inventory of all university space. Submit proposals for allocation or reallocation of space. 

Space Management at WCU

Master Plan

Strategic Planning


WCU is committed to working toward the best interests of the region and state. As we plan for the future, a comprehensive master planning process guides all development and improvements.

Strategic Planning at WCU

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Student Achievement


From admission to graduation and beyond, student success is at the center of all we do at Western Carolina University.  Student Achievement measures core student success performance criteria.

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Surveys


WCU uses a variety of survey platforms to gather critical data, including CoursEval, COACHE, NSSE, Sophomore Survey and Senior Survey.

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10,805
Enrollment
1,913
New freshman
1,634
Graduate enrollment
1,980
Distance enrollment
18,297
Freshman Applications
4,307
Student live on campus
137,901
Total Credit Hours
79.3%
are full-time students
80.17%
Retention Rate
16.5to1
Student/Faculty Ratio
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