Research & Policy Analysis

The Office of Research and Policy Analysis, also known as ORPA, provides data and analysis for decision-making, strategic planning and accountability as well as institutional effectiveness.

Our office supports KCTCS' vision to be the nation's premier community and technical college system by:

  • Conducting research to identify emerging trends and assess institutional performance
  • Providing coordination and support for research activities at the college level
  • Ensuring system-wide compliance with state and federal reporting requirements
  • Furthering development of Decision Support System and other information tools
  • Responding to external and internal requests for information