The Office of Institutional Planning and Research (IPR) provides knowledge for strategic decision-making in support of the colleges' coordinate mission and aspiration. The role of IPR is three-fold:
- Create and disseminate information and analysis to improve institutional decision-making and quality, focusing on the goals and objectives associated with Strategic Directions 2015.
- Continuously scan the environment to identify key research issues in higher education and their implications for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.
- Use research to demonstrate college performance (including the student experience, student outcomes, student expectations, market performance, and academic performance).