Assessment and Institutional Research

The mission of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research is to promote a culture of continuous improvement at VMI by providing evidence-based information for the purposes of decision making, planning, and resource allocation. Through sound assessment and evaluation practices involving an array of constituencies across Post, we disseminate actionable information designed to improve operations that affect student learning, both directly (e.g., classroom pedagogy) and indirectly (e.g., campus climate).


  • To collect, maintain, analyze, and disseminate reliable institutional data in order to meet reporting obligations to government (e.g., IPEDS & SCHEV), accrediting (e.g., SACSCOC), and other external agencies.
  • To maintain a comprehensive, Institute-level survey research program that yields useful, actionable information for each of the Institute‚Äôs major programs and units within those programs. 
  • To assist Institute faculty, administrators, and staff in their assessment and evaluation endeavors.

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Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States. Information about accreditation status for both the Institute and specific programs is available.

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VMI understands the value of assessment to the curricular and co-curricular programs, activities, and services at the Institute.

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Course evaluations are vital to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the teaching and learning experiences offered at VMI. 

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Institutional research data serves as the official source of evidence, research-based information about Virginia Military Institute's cadets, faculty, and staff.

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VMI is a unique undergraduate educational environment where cadets earn their degrees while participating in military trainings and obligations.

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Qualtrics is a powerful online survey tool available to VMI faculty, staff, and students for VMI-related projects.


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