The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research (IEPR)

Welcome to the web site for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research (IEPR) at Middle Tennessee State University. 

Institutional Effectiveness and Planning provides support for accreditation, program reviews, quality assurance funding, Institutional Effectiveness planning, the MTSU Strategic Plan, senior exit exams and surveys.

Institutional Research provides data and analysis through a variety of sources including the MTSU Fact Book, Common Data Set, and the Power BI dashboards. IR participates in a number of external surveys and data collections. Ad hoc requests can be made with the data request form

Please contact us with your questions or comments.

MTSU Quick Facts

Students Fall 2020
Total Students 22,080
Student Credit Hours 263,726
Full-time Equivalent (FTE) 17,900
Average ACT of Entering Freshmen 23.3
Average Age of Undergraduate 22
Fall 2019-Fall 2020 First-time FT Freshmen Retention Rate 78.5%
6-Year Graduation Rate (THEC rate for 2013 cohort) 53%
Degrees Conferred in 2019-20 4,978