Quality Measures

Enrollment

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Undergraduate 5,720 5,731 5,625 5,621 5,662 5,721 5,829 5,917
Graduate 1,256 1,303 1,322 1,358 1,442 1,521 1,441 1,402
Undergraduate + Graduate 6,976 7,034 6,947 6,979 7,104 7,242 7,270 7,319
First-time, First-year 1,115 1,161 1,153 1,253 1,199 1,277 1,381 1,323
Average High School GPA,
First-time, First-year students
3.58 3.62 3.60 3.66 3.69 3.66 3.70 3.72
First-time Transfer 230 219 257 195 207 184 199 189
First-time Master's 245 262 257 313 304 374 301 348
First-time PhD 93 97 98 97 94 92 82 80

Faculty

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Faculty Count (Tenured and Tenure-Track) 342 354 348 336 339 341 337 341
Faculty Count (Non-Tenure Track) 58 55 56 57 65 68 70 74
Average Teaching Evaluation Score1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2  4.2 4.2  

Retention and Completion

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates 80.9 83.3 83.2 82.0 85.0 87.1 82.8 83.2
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 65.3 65.3 66.1 64.5 63.6 64.7 66.8  
Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 1,065 1,222 1,156 1,084 1,158 1,110 1,115  
Master's Degree Awarded 269 289 282 325 358 416 489  
PhD Degrees Awarded 55 63 75 73 75 86 88  

Post-Graduation

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013- 14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-
17
2017-
18
Placement Rates (All student respondents) 94.6 91.9 92.3  94.4 93.1  95.00    
Median Early-Career Salaries2 $52,800 $53,000 $56,000  $59,200 $61,600 $62,800 $63,000 $63,000
Median Mid-Career Salaries2 $90,100 $88,800 $88,400 $94,700 $97,300 $99,900 $102,000 $107,500
Social Mobility Index Rank3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 42 54 88 121
Social Mobility Index Total Ranked3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 539 931 918 1,363
Social Mobility Index Ranking3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 7.8% 5.8% 9.6% 8.9%

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.