Statistics and Facts
Planning information that is used to manage the University and make decisions about its policies and goals is provided by the . These data include historical and current information about Columbia, comparisons across peer institutions and surveys of faculty, staff, students and alumni. In addition to gathering and organizing relevant facts and figures, the Office of Planning and Institutional Research uses these data to carry out research and analyses regarding issues of importance to the University. The office also maintains the University's statistical abstract, coordinates reporting to governmental agencies and provides data to publishers of college guides.