Quality Measures

Enrollment

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Undergraduate 5,720 5,731 5,625 5,621 5,662 5,721
Graduate 1,256 1,303 1,322 1,358 1,442 1,521
Undergraduate + Graduate 6,976 7,034 6,947 6,979 7,104 7,242
First-time, First-year 1,397 1,427 1,408 1,495 1,435 1,466
Average High School GPA,
First-time, First-year students
3.58 3.62 3.60 3.66 3.69 3.66
First-time Transfer 230 219 257 195 207 184
First-time Master's 245 262 257 313 304 374
First-time PhD 93 97 98 97 94 92

Faculty

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Faculty Count (Tenured and Tenure-Track) 342 354 348 336 339 341
Faculty Count (Non-Tenure Track) 58 55 56 57 65 68
Average Teaching Evaluation Score1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2

Retention and Completion

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates 80.9 83.3 83.2 82.0 85.0 87.1
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 65.3 65.3 66.1 64.5 63.6 64.7
Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 1,065 1,222 1,156 1,084 1,158 1,110
Master's Degree Awarded 269 289 282 325 358 416
PhD Degrees Awarded 55 63 75 73 75 86

Post-Graduation


  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Placement Rates (All student respondents)
94.6 91.9 92.3  94.4 93.1
Median Early-Career Salaries2 $52,800 $53,000 $56,000  $59,200 $61,600 $62,800
Median Mid-Career Salaries2 $90,100 $88,800 $88,400 $94,700 $97,300 $99,900
Social Mobility Index Rank3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 54
Social Mobility Index Total Ranked3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 931
Social Mobility Index Ranking3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5.8%

1 Likert Scale 1-5, five being highest possible score.

2 The study only included schools with a statistically significant sample size.  All the data incorporated into Payscale's College Salary Report were collected from individuals who completed the Payscale Salary Survey.

3 Index rankings are computed from five variables: published tuition, percent of student body whose families are below the US median income, graduation rate, reported median salary 0-5 years after graduation, and endowment. These variables are mathematically balanced against live data so that they fall into three weighting tiers: a) tuition and economic disadvantage at the highest tier (access); b) graduation rate and salary at the next, half-weight tier (outcome); and c) the endowment at a half again, or 1/4 weight tier (institutional capability). Each weighting tier is thus twice as "sensitive" as the next in that making realistic changes to the variables at that tier can cause approximately twice as much movement in the rankings as changes to the next tier's variables.