The Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Assessment (PRIA) delivers accurate, accessible, reliable, timely and equity-minded research of facts, trends and issues affecting AACC. Our team leads college-wide assessment and analytic efforts to inform planning, decision-making, student retention and completion and accreditation at a variety of organizational levels.
Our office serves as a major vehicle for gathering and disseminating evidence of institutional effectiveness and accountability while maintaining data integrity and reporting requirements from external organizations.
Our vision is to foster an equity-minded culture of evidence through data-driven decision making.
AACC is committed to excellence. Listed below are examples of recent rankings and external recognition:
The community values of Anne Arundel Community College are:
Aligned with AACC’s community values, PRIA affirms the following overarching principles with regard to data sharing and discussions within PRIA and college wide.
These principles are based on those set by the Association for Institutional Research. Please see the AIR Statement of Ethical Principles for additional information.
PRIA is the official resource for key AACC institutional data. We are excited to showcase the data we've collected and highlight our students.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of survey components that collects data from about 6,400 institutions providing postsecondary education across the United States.
The Data Feedback Report is intended to provide institutions a context for examining the data they submitted to IPEDS. The purpose of this report is to provide institutional executives with a useful resource, and to help improve the quality and comparability of IPEDS data.
We have a standard for excellence at AACC which includes providing accurate and timely information to our customers regarding federal, state and institutional policies that allow them to pursue and finance their educational goals.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator website and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center. Learn more about IPEDS survey components.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is the state of Maryland's higher education coordinating board that is responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs that affect students on a statewide basis.
The Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) is the unified voice for Maryland’s 16 community colleges. Since its founding in 1992, the Association has worked with businesses, communities, government, and other organizations to improve student success, provide job training, and promote economic development across the state. Find statistical data from Maryland's 16 community college and MHEC by looking at the MACC Databooks.
AACC and PRIA are a part of several different professional organizations that support institutional research, assessment and planning work.
Those professional organizations include: