Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Research and Policy Analysis (ORPA) is to provide information and analysis for administrative and programmatic decision-making, strategic planning and accountability, and institutional effectiveness.

ORPA supports the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)'s 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 KCTCS colleges
  • Ensuring system-wide compliance with state and federal reporting requirements
  • Furthering development of the Decision Support System and other information tools
  • Responding to external and internal requests for information

Contact Us

For questions about the research we do, requesting data, our human subject policies, please email us at orpa@kctcs.edu