About Institutional Research


The mission of Institutional Research is to provide data, research, and analysis to decision-makers at all levels so that   appropriate actions may be taken to help students learn.


The Office of Institutional Research is located in Thatcher Hall, Room 102.


  • Prepare the Common Data Set for annual publication
  • Prepare the Demographics books for publication each semester
  • Prepare the UCO Factbook for annual publication
  • Maintain UCO peer groups lists
  • Maintain the UCO program inventory
  • Prepare reports for use in the Self-Study for Continuous Improvement (SSCI) process
  • Respond to surveys/questionnaires from external agencies and institutions, including those required by the State and Federal governments


Cindy Boling, Executive Director of Institutional Research

  • Started May 2001
  • OKAIRP Board of Directors 2002-05, President 2003-04
  • Faculty Senate 2004-06
  • Oklahoma Quality Foundation Examiner, 2008
  • BS Marketing, Oklahoma Christian University
  • MBA, University of Oklahoma

Jennifer Foster, Research Analyst II

  • Started May 2012
  • BA Social Work, University of Oklahoma
  • MPA with an emphasis in Public Policy, University of Oklahoma    

Jihee Hwang, Research Analyst II

  • Started October 2015
  • BAEd Korean Literature, Yonsei University
  • MA Educational Psychology, Yonsei University 
  • Ph.D. Higher Education with a minor in Educational Psychology, Penn State University

William Scheideler, Research Analyst II

  • Started October 2012
  • BS Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MS Consumer Economics, Iowa State University