The Office of Institutional Research and Planning collects and analyzes data for the production of reports submitted to various institutions and agencies, including the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Our statistical studies and data analyses are conducted with the intention of gathering information to:

  • Aid in administrative and academic decision-making;
  • Aid in the strategic planning process; and
  • Provide institutional data for accrediting agencies.

Internal Resources

InforMU, interactive reporting for Marshall University (log in with a valid Marshall University domain account)


  • Michael McGuffey, Senior Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning, 304-696-4739
  • Jessica Lowman, Institutional Research Specialist Sr., 304-696-3098
  • Michael Dearworth, Institutional Research Analyst Sr., 304-696-3648
  • Jack McDonald, Institutional Research and Reporting Specialist Sr., 304-696-5149