The Office of Institutional Research (IR) at California State University, San Bernardino is one of the oldest offices on campus.  The first director was Dr. James T. Freeman (1967-1969) who was also a professor of Psychology.  He was followed by Dr. Robert A. Schwabe (1969-2000), a professor of Computer Science.  Dr. Ross T. Moran (2000-2009; assistant director 1989-2000) was the third director of the office.  The current director is Dr. Muriel C. Lopez-Wagner (2010-current; assistant director 2001-2008). 

We collaborate with the campus community in support of strategic planning, enrollment planning, assessment, and continuous improvement through consultative program design and timely dissemination of reliable information.

Our goals are:

  1. Provide expertise and support for program design, assessment, and continuous improvement.
  2. Develop, provide, and maintain timely and accurate institutional data to internal and external audiences.
  3. Conduct project-based research and analyses.

This office adheres to the Code of Ethics by the Association for Institutional Research. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Institutional Research directly or call 909.537.5052, 909.537.7069 fax.

Our Student Population

As of fall 2017, CSUSB has a student population of 20,461 (FTES 17,967), 86% from San Bernardino and Riverside counties, 7% from other countries, 6% from other California counties, and <1% from out-of-state; 1304 (6%) students take at least 1 unit at the Palm Desert Campus. Of the 20,461 students, 12,410 (61%) are female and 8,051 (39%) are male.  Eighty-nine percent of students are seeking an undergraduate degree, 85% attend on a full-time basis, 81% are first-generation college students (parents without a bachelor's degree); 61% are Hispanic, 13% are White, 7% are non-resident foreign students, 5% are African American, 5% are Asian, 5% Unknown, 3% are Two or More Races, and <1% are Native American/Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Twenty-two percent of our students are freshmen, 13% are sophomores, 24% are juniors, 31% are seniors, 2% are post-baccalaureate students, 8% are masters, and <1% are doctoral students. Sixty-two percent of our undergraduates are low-income students (Pell Grant recipients). Average age for our undergraduate students is 22 and 32 for our graduate/post-baccalaureate students.  Our current student success measures are as follows: first-to-second year retention rate of first time full-time freshmen is 85%, four-year graduation rate is 14% and six-year graduation rate is 54%. At admission, 56% of first time freshmen required some form of developmental coursework in Math and/or English: 19% needed both Math and English, 33% needed Math only, and 5% needed English only.