Office of Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) systematically collects, reviews and reports the University's data to the appropriate federal, state and local government agencies, to our athletic conference, to commercial enterprises and to educational entities. The OIR promptly responds to internal and external requests for various institutional numbers of DeSales University (DSU).


The primary goal of the OIR is to accurately report DSU's data in a timely and efficient manner. The OIR prepares a draft of the undergraduate academic calendar, and manages the University's master events calendar. It handles the grant compliance function for the University.

The OIR serves as the central location for DSU's statistical information, and assists other departments and offices within the University community in handling their requests for data.

Common Data Sets

IPEDS Data

2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
Student Consumer Information

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, our Student Consumer Information page provides a wealth of information for students and their families.

Resources Online

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Association for Institutional Research
Catholic Higher Education Research Cooperative
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
North East Association for Institutional Research

Contact Us

Lisa M. Plummer, M.Ed.
Director of Institutional Research & Analysis
254 Dooling Hall
lisa.plummer@desales.edu
610.282.1100, ext. 1259

Mrs. Debbie Naso
Administrative Secretary
debra.naso@desales.edu
610.282.1100, ext. 1225
Fax: 610.282.1480