Data for Departments​​​ and Programs

​OIE makes use of student and employee data from both internal and external data systems. Most of the data is derived from the college’s student and human resources management system, CUNYfirst, sometimes directly, but mostly indirectly through interfaces or extracts from CUNYfirst. Other data come from surveys and external data collections such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). OIE staff access institutional data from college and central office databases that arrange CUNYfirst data in ways that support the ongoing information and reporting requirements of the college. These include:

  • IRDB (Institutional Research Database)
  • QC Data Warehouse
  • CUNYfirst Reporting Instance

Displays of departmental and program level data are available via dashboards published to the QC Tableau Server. These workbooks present data on current enrollment, enrollment trends, majors and minors, and course performance, among other topics. Access to these data dashboards requires a Tableau license. Queens College has a fixed number of Tableau Server licenses currently assigned to department chairs and selected other faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff with a Tableau license:
To access data displays available on Tableau Server, go to​ and log in with your QC credentials/CAMS account.

Faculty and staff without a license:
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) can provide institutional data to QC departments and programs to inform student success initiatives, support program development and/or evaluation, and to guide strategic planning. Please note that if you require institutional data, the data you need may be available on (a) the QC College Profile, (b) the QC Tableau Server (consult your your department chair or unit director), (c) the CUNY Student Data Book, or (d) QC Navigate Staff reporting tools. Otherwise, send an email to with the following information:

  1. Which department/program is requesting the data?
  2. What questions are you are trying to answer?
  3. What specific data elements do you need?
  4. From what year(s) or term(s) do you need the data?
  5. How will this information be used and/or disseminated?
  6. ​What is the time frame of your project?

Please provide OIE with a 3-week lead ahead of time for data requests.

Institutional Data via QC Navigate

This comprehensive advising, communications and analytics platform was introduced at Queens College in late 2019 to better support students on the journey toward earning a college degree.

QC Navigate Staff  provides faculty and advisors access to information about students’ academic performance and momentum (individual students and groups) via analytic and reporting tools, and facilitates collaboration and coordination among the faculty and staff to help keep students on track for graduation. Access depends upon one’s role at the college. To learn more, visit the QC Navigate Staff website, which lists helfpul resources, including how to download data using the Advanced Search Tool.

Note: Students have access to a companion app – QC Navigate Student – that makes it easy for students to access important information and resources, form study groups, schedule appointments with various support offices, and much more.

Office of Institutional Effectiveness