The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning is responsible for identifying, gathering, and analyzing data and reporting information to support a comprehensive system of planning and evaluation for the College. The office conducts IERP Infographicstatistical analyses and provides instruction and training to the college personnel so that the planning and evaluation system can be used to demonstrate the College’s ongoing quest for quality.

Contact IERP

Dr. Rebecca Richter
Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning

Phone: 254-298-8416

IERP Resources


By the Numbers

Student Demographics

Demographic information consists of personal and socioeconomic characteristics on which a population may be categorized. At Temple College, demographic information includes age, gender, race and ethnicity, prior institutions attended (high school and college), developmental education status, economic status, and special populations information.


HS Grads Enrolled at Temple College Multiple Years

Persistence And Retention

The terms persistence and retention, although sometimes used interchangeably, are used at Temple College to illustrate different student behaviors. Persistence refers to students continuing from semester to semester and year to year. Retention refers to students who complete courses in which they are enrolled for a particular term.


Fall to Fall Persistence 2010-2014

Semester and Contact Hours

In addition to determining institutional growth, semester credit hours and contact hours are key determinants in institutional funding. Semester credit hours represent revenue from student tuition and fees, while contact hours represent income from the state in the form of contact hour reimbursement funding.

  • Semester Credit Hours by Term, 5 Years
  • Credit and Non-Credit Contact Hours by Term, 5 Years