The primary purpose of the Florida Association for Institutional Research (FAIR) is to serve professionals in post secondary education institutions and agencies whose interests include research, planning, and policy analysis. The official purposes of the Association are listed in Article II of the Associations Constitution.

Article II. Purpose

The major purposes of the Florida Association for Institutional Research shall be to benefit, assist, and advance research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of institutions of education. Research focused on a single institution and that concerned with groups of institutions both fall within these purposes. In keeping with the dynamic nature of institutions of education, the Association shall encourage the application of appropriate methodologies and techniques from many disciplines. It shall also publish and exchange information with respect to institutions of education and shall use such means as are necessary and proper to accomplish these objectives, including the raising of funds through gifts, devises, bequests, or otherwise.