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The OIRA website has recently been redesigned. In addition to a new look, the site layout has been updated to improve overall navigation, to reorganize some frequently accessed areas, to allow for usability on mobile devices, as well as to include many new features. If you want to learn more about our new website changes please contact us at the Institutional Research and Assessment(coming soon).

Some familiar features that make it easier to locate information and to navigate the site are still available, such as our site-specific search (located at the bottom right of every page) and breadcrumbs (located towards the top of every page). From any page within the site, click on the Office of Institutional Research title located at the top left to return to the homepage. Access to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill website and the ability to search the university site are located in the black bar along the top of every page.

New! Website Changes

home page

There are six main sections of the OIRA website. These can be accessed from the menu bar or by clicking on one of the graphic tiles in the center of the homepage. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Additional Resources, and Contact Information are also available at the bottom of every page. Clicking on the OIRA title will always take you back to the homepage from anywhere within the website.

reports section

The new report layout makes it easier to get the report you need quickly. Reports have been categorized into more descriptive sections. To view a report on screen, select a category on the left to expand the list of available reports and click on a report. Some of the reports are available as dashboards that allow for an interactive exploration by drilling down or filtering the data.


Just point and click to navigate to areas of the redesigned website by clicking on an image. Many pages on the redesigned OIRA website display images that can be clicked on to drill down into that topic area. A breadcrumb trail is always displayed towards the top of every page so you can see where you are and help you return to where you came from.

Icons Used Throughout the Website

Several icons are used throughout this website representing a specific behavior to help you navigate the site. These icons and their corresponding behavior include:

  Navigates to an internal page on the OIRA site
  Navigates to an external site, opening the site page in a new tab
  Expands or collapses a list when clicked
   Requires ONYEN to access secure data
  Sends email directly to OIRA staff
Opens Dashboards and Interactive Reports
Opens Customizable Reports
Opens and or Downloads PDF documents
Downloads Word documents
Downloads Excel documents

If you cannot find the information you are seeking on our site or have any questions, please email us so we may assist you. A staff directory and other contact information are available on the About OIRA(coming soon) page.