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 primary provider of skilled talent to grow Kentucky by:

  • Conducting research to identify emerging trends and assess institutional performance
  • Providing coordination and support for research activities at KCTCS colleges
  • Ensuring systemwide 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, or anything else we can assist with, please email us at orpa@kctcs.edu