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 and Statistics Canada) on student and faculty activity.

Quick Facts (2013)


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment: 31,600

  • International Mix:

    • Graduate: 34%

    • Undergraduate: 12%

  • Degrees Granted in 2012: 6,775


  • Faculty Members: 1,115
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 31:1


  • Number of Staff: 2,123


  • Tri-Council Awards: $45.4M


  • $57.2M Raised

Source: 2013 Performance Indicators

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