Institutional Analysis & Planning

Our Mission

Reporting to the Office of the Provost, IAP provides information and analytical services to the University of Waterloo.

What We Do

  • Provide analyses of past and current activity levels (students, faculty, staff, space, finances) appropriate for decision making regarding priorities and long range planning.
  • Serve as contact point for outside agencies such as Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), the Council of Ontario Universities, etc.
  • Analyze and summarize information for Waterloo committees such as the Board of Governors, Deans' Council, Executive Council, etc.
  • Assist in the development of policy alternatives, statements on internal or external issues, interpretation of government policy, and analysis of University objectives.
  • Develop grant, tuition, co-op fee revenues and income sharing arrangements for the University budget.
  • Reporting to government agencies (Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities) on student and faculty activity.

Quick Facts


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment (2018/19): 35,875

  • International Mix (2018/19):

    • Graduate: 40%

    • Undergraduate: 21%

  • Degrees Granted (2018): 8,652

Co-operative Education

  • Co-op work terms (2017/18): 20,733

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty Members (2018): 1,311
  • Number of Staff (2018): 2,548


  • Tri-Agency Research Awards (2017/18): $56.6M
  • Total Sponsored Research Awards (2017/18): $224.3M


  • $52.4M raised (2017/18)

Source: Performance Indicators

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