Reports and Data Sets 

In addition to overseeing the compiling of information for external reporting, the Office of Institutional Research oversees the College's work in assessing the effectiveness of its programs and in planning for future change. This includes collecting and analyzing information regarding the Curriculum and student achievement. It also includes attempting to determine the extent to which we have met our goals in academics, financial resources, and student life. Issues external to the College that may present challenges or opportunities either now or in the future are also investigated. This Office works so as to insure that goal-setting and policy making are based on the appropriate information and that we are aware of areas where further efforts are needed. We value and embrace the accountability to our constituents that such assessment promotes.

Common Data Sets

NSSE 2008 Benchmark Comparisons

Franklin & Marshall College is a signatory to the Assessment Statement issued by the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE).  View the statement here. Franklin & Marshall's COFHE Assessment example is available here.

 Graduation and Retention

Graduation Rate

The four-year graduation rate for the cohort of students who entered Franklin & Marshall in fall 2009 is 81%.  The six-year graduation rate for this cohort is 87%.

Retention Rate

92% of the cohort of students who entered the college in the fall of 2014 as first-time, first-year students were enrolled in the fall of 2015.


 Franklin & Marshall College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Contact Information 

Vice President for Planning and Vice Provost

Alan S. Caniglia
Phone: 717-358-6200

College Registrar and Associate Director of Institutional Research

Christine D. Alexander
Phone: 717-291-4168

Assistant Registrar, Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Laura A. Medvic

Assistant to the Vice President for Planning and Vice Provost

Mary C. Sakellaris
Phone: 717-358-6200