Institutional Research encompasses a broad category of work done at universities to inform campus decision-makers and planners in areas such as admissions, financial aid, enrolment management, student life, curriculum, finance, staffing, facilities, athletics, and alumni relations.


Institutional researchers collect, analyze, report, and warehouse quantitative and qualitative data about their institution's students, faculty, staff, curriculum, course offerings, and student outcomes. They are involved in collecting and reporting information to government bodies.

The Office of Institutional Research aims to align Capilano University (CapU) with its mission and vision by informing and supporting our decision makers and by contributing to the university’s strategic planning process.

With CapU’s mission and vision being central to the functions of the office, Institutional Research provides performance metrics, as well as a broad spectrum of research and analysis about the university to decision makers and partners.  

As a key resource of the institution, the office also provides centralized CapU analytics, key performance metrics, and system level comparisons that measure accountability at the provincial and institutional level.

2017/18 Academic Year

  • 10,185 students
  • 8,115 domestic students
  • 2,070 international students
  • 425 Indigenous students
  • 59% Female and 41% Male
  • 73 countries represented
  • 96 students studying abroad
  • 101 programs to choose from
  • 25 average class size

2017/18 Academic Year

  • 105 Graduate & First Professional Credentials Awarded
  • 465 Bachelor Degrees Awarded
  • 730 Diplomas Awarded
  • 365 Certificates Awarded
  • In total, CapU awarded 1660 credentials 2017/18 academic year