Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Grants

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Grants is open for face-to-face services Monday – Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The office can also be contacted by email at or by calling the division office at (562)860-2451 extension 2412. 


Inspire inquiry and empower the Cerritos College community to utilize data to make evidence-based decisions that shape the college future.


The Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Grants (IERPG) Division at Cerritos Colleges provides unbiased research, analysis, and reporting that is grounded in a holistic understanding of complex college processes to facilitate data-informed decision making to support the college’s mission and commitment to student success and equity. We enhance the colleges internal capacity to generate external funding from federal, state, and private sources and ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies. IERPG serves the internal community of Cerritos College administrators, faculty, and students, serves as the clearinghouse for official college data, and responds to external requests for information.

Our Purpose

The IERPG Division's purpose is to support Cerritos College’s mission, vision, and goals by providing accurate, timely, comprehensive, and relevant information to maintain the research, planning, and accountability processes of the college to advance student success and institutional excellence. We enhance student success by the strategic pursuit of external funding opportunities that support innovative and sustainable instructional programs and pathways and student support services, along with a firm commitment to fiscal and programmatic compliance.

What We Do

The IERPG Division strives to meet the needs of Cerritos College community by providing reports, research, institutional data, and grants to support Cerritos College’s mission, vision, and achieve its goals by continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness. In addition, IERPG leads and supports the planning efforts throughout the District by providing data and information for managing and maintaining the quality and effectiveness of programs and services to support the college towards attaining equitable educational outcomes. The IERPG Division engages in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information about Cerritos College (e.g., data on students and staff, programs, and management and operations) and assists institutional leaders through informing their planning and decision-making. Further, IERPG staff are available as a resource for assistance with data analysis, techniques of institutional research, survey design, research methodologies, student learning outcomes assessment, and special studies on the implementation and outcomes of programs and services as well as grants development.