Institutional Research and Decision Support

Enrollment Management

As part of IUPUI's Strategic Planning Initiative, the campus will undertake a strategic enrollment management (SEM) process.


  • SEM is a concept and process that is an institution-wide responsibility and a central component of the institution's overall strategic plan.
  • SEM is a comprehensive and collaborative approach designed to fulfill students' educational goals and to provide a means by which our resources can be effectively utilized to support those goals.  
  • With the focus on student success, SEM requires active partnerships among the academic and administrative units.


  • This needs to be a data-informed process focused on enrollment planning; we must access and use information to help make good decisions.
  • The process must recognize changes within our environment and bring into alignment fiscal, academic, and delivery resources in order to ensure long-term enrollment success and institutional fiscal health.  
  • We also need to look at changes in the larger environment, such as high school graduation rates in the region, not just those in Indiana, but consider diversity in these rates as well, such as how to recruit Hispanic/Latino grads given their college-going rate.

Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS) Role in SEM 

In support of SEM, IRDS will provide series of dynamic reports, dashboards, and investigations to assess and to evaluate enrollment strategies designed to enhance student access, success, learning, and degree attainment. The office will utilize predictive modeling to guide decision making and as the basis for recommending proactive interventions to admitted students. Examples include:

  1. Point-in-cycle enrollment management reports.
  2. Studies and reports on the effectiveness of various levels of and types of financial support and financial aid packages.
  3. Data and reports on pipeline development such as IPS partnerships and dual credit options.
  4. Data for campus admissions committee.
  5. Data and reports related to admissions, enrollment, retention, graduation, grades, progress, financial aid, student characteristics and demographics, student levels of academic preparation (e.g., high school GPAs, SAT scores, high school honors diplomas, AP, dual credit attainment), and course attributes (e.g., classroom space, recommendations for online offerings in areas of high need).


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