Institutional Research and Assessment

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is dedicated to providing accurate, timely, meaningful information to support planning, policy development, and decision making aimed at improving the educational experience of students at MWCC.

Primary Activities

The institutional research function assumes diverse roles involving the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and information regarding the institution. The findings of institutional research assist both academic and administrative areas in planning and decision-making.

  • Reporting: Compile, analyze, and report a broad range of institutional data for federal and state agencies in accordance with mandated schedules.
  • Planning: Support, contribute and monitor as appropriate, the strategic planning process by providing appropriate and necessary data and reports.
  • Research: Support the research and evaluation efforts of other administrative offices and departments on campus.
  • Assessment/ Program Review: Support the teaching and learning mission by working with faculty, Academic Deans and the Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management Professionals. Provide data collection, organization and presentation in support of outcomes assessment and academic program review.
  • Accreditation: Collect and maintain required institutional data for regional and professional accreditation. Assist in the preparation of accreditation documents and reports.

Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public, two-year college serving 29 cities and towns in north-central Massachusetts. The college offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult education/HiSET programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including Mount Fitness, the Academic Support Center, the Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement, and the 515-seat Theatre at the Mount. Campuses and satellite locations are located in Gardner, Leominster, and Fitchburg. Courses are offered days, evenings, and online.

View the current Institutional Profile below, which includes student graduation rate and other institutional statistics or download the 2022-2023 (PDF)

Archived Institutional Profiles

NECHE The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

View MWCC Accreditations.