Office of Institutional Research

Research and Planning

Welcome to the Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness at West Valley College.


The mission of the Office of Research is to provide data to members of the campus community to help with data-informed decisions to support planning, improve student learning outcomes and promote institutional effectiveness.

Contact Information

Alison McGann

Alison McGann

President's Office
Research Analyst

(408) 741-4619
SSC 201H

External Educational Data Resources

Resource Overview
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office DataMart Official website for the Chancellor’s Office, the DataMart includes essential tables utilizing data from MIS reporting.
LaunchBoard Statewide data system that provides data on progress, success, employment, and earnings outcomes for California community college students including:
  • Student Success Metrics
  • Guided Pathways
  • Community College Pipeline
  • Adult Education Pipeline
  • Strong Workforce Programs
  • K-14 CTE Transitions
CTE Outcomes Survey Information collected by the Chancellor’s Office in coordination with Santa Rosa Junior College to assess employment outcomes for students participating in career technical education coursework at California Community Colleges.
MIS Data Element Dictionary Describes the specifications and codes tied to the Management Information System (MIS).
Community College Transfers Number of California Community College students transferring to UC campuses disaggregated by Community College.
Transfers by Major Number of transfers from California Community Colleges disaggregated by campus, major, and year.
Transfer Admissions Number of Applications/admissions from California Community Colleges disaggregated by ethnicity, gender, and GPA.
  Information on transfer students going to CSU campuses including:
CSU Community College Partnership Graphical view of the journey students take transferring from Community College to CSUs. View West Valley College data on CSU enrollment, declared majors, degree earners and more.
DataQuest California Department of Education K-12 Demographic Data: The course of performance and demographic information about the K-12 system. Information is available at state, county, district and school levels.
Research and Planning Group (The RP Group) Provides leadership in research, analysis, and planning issues for the California Community Colleges. The RP Group provides news, assistance, resources, and guidance for institutional research and planning.
U.S. Census Bureau An encyclopedic source of economic, demographic, and geographic data at the local, county, state and national levels.
Silicon Valley Indicators Comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley.

Institutional Effectiveness

Last Updated 10/26/21