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Institutional Research, Planning & Analysis
Bancroft Hall with midshipmen
Bill the Goat

Institutional Research, Planning & Analysis


To serve as a principal advisor for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of research data and information regarding candidates, midshipmen, and graduates of the Naval Academy. Secondarily to be responsible to the Senior Naval Academy leadership for all research conducted to support institutional planning, policy formation, and decision making.


  • Obtains and maintains relevant data on the performance of midshipmen and graduates.
  • Provides a single source of evaluated information on midshipmen and graduates.
  • Maintains data in a form which is easily accessed and retrieved.
  • Disseminates research data to cognizant offices.
  • Develops assessment tools required to measure success of Character Development Initiatives.
  • Conducts or coordinates all surveys of midshipmen, faculty, and staff relating to the Naval Academy or its operations.
  • Conducts assessment research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of USNA programs and policies.
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