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The Office of Institutional Analytics (OIA) is located in the Office of Academic Affairs and serves the entire university. OIA provides and maintains data used in describing and analyzing University activities, trends, and patterns. OIA collects and analyzes data on students enrolled, staff employed, dollars expended, and degrees earned. Congress, federal agencies, state governments, education providers, professional associations, private businesses, media, students, and their parents, rely on OIA data.

The Office of Institutional Analytics is responsible for the completion of all surveys mandatory for participation in any federal student financial aid programs (such as Pell grants and federal student loans) authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. OIA assists UNM with special studies, local and federal accreditation and assessment data, surveys, and analyses to support University decision-makers. Many requests for information about UNM are fulfilled by OIA, including both external requests (such as those from the legislature, the public, and outside agencies) and internal requests (such as those from the Executive Cabinet, provost, deans, and faculty).