Institutional Research

OFIE Launches New Request Forms for Data Reports and Surveys (for UH employees only)

The Institutional Research staff are accepting requests for data and surveys through online request forms, available at the links below. Kapiolani CC faculty, staff and administrators requesting information from the Institutional Research staff must sign into their account before following the request links.

OFIE Data Request Form

OFIE Survey Request Form

Institutional Research projects which have been archived include:


Click on the links below to view documents pertaining to Institutional Research Projects.

Assist 2012 accreditation self-study

Assist distance education assessment and evaluation

Design and implement evaluation of professional development initiatives (C4ward)

Design student tracking system for STEM

Design and assist in administration of course level student engagement assessment

Assist in first-year experience evaluation

Assist in evaluation of developmental math curriculum innovation


National Reports

The percentage of working-age Americans with two- or four-year college degrees rose from 39.4 percent in 2012 to 40 percent in 2013, a rate of increase that is insufficient to meet America’s future economic and workforce needs, an annual report from the Lumina Foundation finds.

According to the 2015 edition of A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education (218 pages, PDF), the current rate of postsecondary attainment is not enough to put Goal 2025 — the foundation’s initiative to raise the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025 — within reach. Indeed, if current trends persist, the national postsecondary attainment rate will reach only 48.7 percent in 2025. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce projects that by 2020, 65 percent of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education.

The report found that while postsecondary attainment rates increased for all racial/ethnic groups, significant disparities remain, with Asian Americans achieving the highest attainment rate (60.1 percent), followed by whites (44.5 percent), African Americans (28.1 percent), Native American (23.9 percent), and Latinos (20.3 percent), while among states, Massachusetts (51.5 percent ) and New Mexico (34.9 percent) had the highest and lowest attainment rates. The report also found that total college enrollment fell by some 600,000 students in 2013 — with the biggest drops among students age 25 and older, African Americans, and Native Americans.

To reach 60 percent postsecondary attainment, the report lays out a “Roadmap to Reach Goal 2025” that calls for stepped-up efforts to increase college persistence and completion rates; better targeting of “some college, no degree” population; and a greater focus on all forms of learning, including certificates and credentials.

“Economists and other experts give us good reason to be convinced that reaching Goal 2025 is a national imperative,” said Lumina Foundation president and CEO Jamie P. Merisotis. “We have just ten years to reach it, and our current pace of progress is insufficient for meeting employers’ workforce needs and addressing the growing inequality issues we face as a nation. For America to truly prosper — for the nation to attain not just individual opportunity and economic security but social justice and cohesion — an increased sense of urgency is needed to expand college success dramatically, and in all directions.”

This section is contains research reports and studies conducted by OFIE staff and others on campus whose work may be beneficial in understanding the College.  On occasion, OFIE will provide special reports to address certain needs of colleges, departments or units, including specific issues and goals of various campus planning processes.  These reports may be useful for grant proposals, reporting requirements, and other official documents.

Measuring and Assessing Internationalization

This 20-page report contains information on measuring and assessing internationalization at various higher education institutions.  Also provides best practices from higher education institutions from all over the U.S.

Source:  NAFSA Association of International Educators ePublications


U.S. Education

OFIE contributed data that was included in a publication issued by the Embassy of Australia – Australia Education International.


K-12 STEM Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On October 14, 2011, the National Research Council (NRC) published a report on successful K-12 STEM Education entitled “Successful K-12 STEM Education:  Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” 


Online Education & Student Learning Outcomes

Assessing Learning in Online Education:  The Role of Technology in Improving Student Outcomes

– National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (October 2011)


Developmental Education

OFIE in collaboration with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Mona Lee is proud to announce the Developmental Education section of the OFIE website.  This page will function as a central location to collect OFIE research reports and data tables concerned with Developmental Education.  There also will be links to national and other external reports that can inform Developmental Education decisions.

The data table showing placement of first-time Kapiolani CC students into developmental English and math over six academic years (2005-2006 to 2010-2011).  The table shows how many students placed into developmental courses and the number and percentage that enrolled into and successfully completed a college-level English or math course within one academic year.  The table also shows the number and percentage of students who enrolled into and successfully completed the developmental course for the students who did not enroll in the college-level.

Data table:  First-time Kapiolani CC Students Placing into Development Courses


Data table showing the Compass placement of first-time Kapiolani CC students into math courses and the first math course the students actually enrolled into in the first academic year.  Data were aggregated over four terms (spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011, and fall 2011).

Data table:  New, first-time students at Kapiolani CC placing into math courses