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CHERC (the Catholic Higher Education Research Cooperative) is an outgrowth of the meetings of institutional researchers and other interested parties from Catholic Colleges and Universities from across the country, which have been held at Villanova University on the Monday of Holy Week for each of the past nine years.

Our Objectives

  1. Developing and maintaining a web site with data and information on Catholic Higher Education.
  2. Developing and maintaining a list serve for those interested in research on Catholic Higher Education.
  3. Conducting collaborative research projects.
  4. Sharing survey instruments and question sets on issues germane to Catholic Higher Education.
  5. Analyzing data from existing survey efforts (e.g., CIRP, CSS, CSEQ, NSSE, etc.) to examine the impact of Catholic Higher Education.
  6. Continuing to host an annual meeting.

For more information, please visit CHERC's web site.

Contact Us

Office Location:

789 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 120
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm (Through August 10th)

Mailing Address
Office of Planning & Institutional Research (OPIR)
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610.519.4558
Fax: 610.519.7162


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