Metrics

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NA = Not Available, NYA = Not Yet Available, TBD = To Be Determined


Goal 1 | Energizing the Educational Environment
Incoming Cohort Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
First-time, full-time freshmen retention rate 79.3% 79.9% 79.2% 79.9% 80.4% 80.0%
Average ACT/Converted SAT of entering class 24.7 24.9 24.9 25.1 25.3 25.1
Incoming Cohort Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009
Six-year graduation rate 61.0% 60.7% 64.0% 61.6% 60.0% 61.3%
Academic Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Number of experiential learning certificates (updated in FY 2013) 960 1,171 1,383 1,312 1,252 1,171
Total number of undergraduate and graduate student participants in Study Abroad (Note: Includes International KU Degree Seeking students on study abroad programs outside of the U.S.) 1402 1493 1357 1280 1,333 1,333
Undergraduate participation rate in Study Abroad (as reported by the Institute for International Education (IIE) Open Doors report) 23.1% 24.7% 22.8% 22.6% 25.8% NYA
Percentage of undergraduate student participants in Study Abroad on a program of a semester duration or longer 34.2% 31.6% 31.1% 31.1% 25.0% NYA
Senior Survey and National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Survey Results All Survey Results

TopGoal 2 | Elevating Doctoral Education
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Doctoral median time to degree (years) 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.7
Number of doctoral programs with median time to degree (TTD) of 7 years or less (includes programs with 2 or more doctoral degrees awarded) 30 35 36 38 37 43
Number of doctoral programs with median TTD greater than 7 years (includes programs with 2 or more doctoral degrees awarded) 13 9 8 10 10 7
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GTA appointment 27.3% 24.8% 26.8% 27.8% 28.3% 29.4%
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GRA appointment 17.0% 15.9% 14.9% 16.1% 16.4% 16.2%
Percent of graduate students holding GA appointment NA NA less than 5% less than 5% less than 5% less than 5%

TopGoal 3 | Driving Discovery and Innovation
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Federal research and development expenditures $147.6M $162.7M $171M $174M $165.4M $155.8M
Federal research and development (R&D) expenditures per tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty $127,459 $141,374 $149,644 $141,942 $133,745 $125,169
KU Federal R&D Expenditures Public Rank (excludes stand alone medical schools) 40 39 38 38 38 NYA
Business (industry) research funding (NSF) $6.9M $6.8M $6.9M $9.7M $12.7M $14M
Number of members in the National Academies 7 7 7 7 7 7
Number of honors and awards (Academic Analytics notably augmented their database starting in Fall 2011) NA NA 235 257 347 418
Number of scholarly citations (Academic Analytics notably augmented their database starting in Fall 2011) NA NA 62,566 71,058 83,628 95,073
Number of post-doctoral appointees 253 245 297 318 268 265
Number of faculty joint appointments for the following academic year NA NA 98 103 97 94

TopGoal 4 | Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Number of faculty reporting engaged scholarship projects Forthcoming after PRO is fully implemented.
External funding for engaged scholarship projects Forthcoming after PRO is fully implemented.
Confidential disclosure agreements NA 464 462 557 624 583
Interinstitutional agreements NA 46 49 54 59 56
License agreements NA 60 65 78 100 114
Total Active Agreements: Confidential disclosure agreements, interinstitutional agreements, and license agreements NA 570 576 689 783 753
Invention disclosures (metric retooled in FY2014 to reflect only fully executed invention disclosures) NA 72 85 82 66 81
Material transfer agreements NA 108 111 159 350 423
Total New Items: Invention disclosures and material transfer agreements NA 180 196 241 416 504

TopGoal 5 | Developing Excellence in People
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Number of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 195 189 199 206 218 231
Percent of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 17% 17% 18% 18% 19% 20%
Number of minority staff (excludes students) 514 457 442 438 469 496
Percent of minority staff 15% 13% 13% 13% 13% 14%
Number of minority undergraduate students 2,707 2,983 3,129 3,352 3,565 3,883
Percent of minority undergraduate students 13% 15% 16% 18% 19% 21%
Percent of minority freshmen 14% 17% 20% 21% 22% 24%
Number of underrepresented undergraduate students (excludes Asian and Two or More Races categories) 1,810 1,780 1,864 1,929 2,058 2,259
Percent of underrepresented undergraduate students (excludes Asian and Two or More Races categories) 9% 9% 10% 10% 11% 12%
Number of minority graduate/professional students 643 787 789 743 731 710
Percent of minority graduate/professional students 10% 12% 13% 13% 13% 12%
Number of underrepresented graduate/professional students 444 487 459 421 410 380
Percent of underrepresented graduate/professional students 7% 8% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Implement post-tenure review policy TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD Complete
Number of faculty hires connected with strategic initiatives (hired for following academic year) - - 30 33 40 56
Number of tenured faculty hires at the associate or full professor level (hired for following academic year) 15 10 8 11 14 18
Number of faculty promoted to full professor within 10 years of promotion to associate professor (promoted for following academic year) 8 16 16 13 17 25
Percent of faculty promoted to full professor within 10 years of promotion to associate professor (promoted for following academic year) 66.7% 69.6% 76.2% 76.5% 70.8% 86.2%

TopGoal 6 | Developing Infrastructure and Resources
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Master plan developed In process In process In process In process Complete Complete
Dollar amount of philanthropic gifts $125.4M $131.1M $151.5M $169.7M $162.2M $220.9M
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