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Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR)


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR) at the Community College of Aurora (CCA) is a dynamic, responsive office supporting data and assessment needs across the college and promoting evidence-based decision making to improve overall institutional effectiveness.


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is responsive to the research and assessment needs of multiple constituents across the college.  Staff members collaborate with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, and other programs and administrative offices to achieve CCA's strategic goals and the goals of college units.  The office:

  • Creates reports and conducts research studies for external and internal constituencies
  • Builds and maintains applications allowing greater use of available data and resources
  • Works with faculty and other offices to assess student learning outcomes across the college
  • Links CCA to external research resources and partners
  • Provides training in research-related skills and promotes the use of data in decision making
  • Verifies the accuracy of data used across the college

IR Staff

Current Semester: Spring 2015

Total Headcount: 7,762 (Data Preliminary as of 3/12/15)
Note that the headcount and FTE in the enrollment summary trend tables was pulled on Census, February 11, 2015; there has been enrollment past this date, the trend data will not yet reflect this new growth

Fall 2014

Final Headcount: 7,617

CCA Data

To learn more about CCA and our student body, please explore the following Links:

CCA Institutional Profile
These are the Common Data Set files for CCA.

Enrollment Summaries
You can see profiles of our students and trends of our enrollments in these files.

IR Presentations

Transfer of CCA Students to 4-year Colleges

Diversity Data on CCA Students, Faculty, and Staff
Power Point slides from Presentation to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council on December 12, 2014

IR Presentation on Effects of Concurrent Enrollment Students On Enrollment Trends
All-College Meeting power-point slide show from November 12, 2014.

IR Presentation on Graduation Trends
All-College Meeting power-point slide show from November 12, 2014.

Data on CCA's Service Area and the City of Aurora

City of Aurora Data
2014 Data from the City of Aurora Department of Planning

CCA Service Area Description and Map
CCA Service Area Demographics
Information on the service area for the Community College of Aurora

Community College System and State Reports

Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Reports
Reports on all 13 CCCS colleges, including CCA

Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE)
Explore data and research on all Colorado Postsecondary Institutions, including CCA

Note: Many of the files available for download are PDFs.  You can download the current version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader that will allow you to open and read these files by clicking here.





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