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.

2019/2020 Academic Year

  • 9,254 students 
  • 6,130 domestic students
  • 3,128 international students
  • 60.8% Female, 38% Male, 0.2% Neither.
  • 215 international countries represented
  • 93 programs enrolled in 
  • 24 average class size
  • 56 study abroad students

2019/2020 Academic Year

  • 135 Associate Degrees awarded
  • 459 Bachelor's Degrees awarded
  • 303 Certificate or Advanced Certificate's awarded
  • 516 Diploma or Advanced Diploma's awarded
  • 13 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma's Awarded
  • 233 Post-baccalaureate Credentials awarded
  • In total, CapU awarded 1,659 credentials in the 2019/20 academic year

Source: Credentials Awarded and Grad Count Dashboard, CapU Analytics


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Institutional Research

604 986 1911, ext. 7446
Library Building, room LB116