The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) provides appropriate and timely information to decision makers at Mississippi State University, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, the Federal government, and other constituents. OIRE is also responsible for providing leadership necessary for maintaining Mississippi State University's accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and facilitating the development and implementation of assessment programs emphasizing continuous improvement in fulfilling MSU's overall teaching, research, and service mission.