Academic Affairs

Quality Measures

Enrollment

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Undergraduate 5,731 5,625 5,621 5,662 5,721 5,829 5,917 5,828
Graduate 1,303 1,322 1,358 1,442 1,521 1,441 1,402 1,375
Undergraduate + Graduate 7,034 6,947 6,979 7,104 7,242 7,270 7,319 7,203
First-time, First-year 1,161 1,153 1,253 1,199 1,277 1,381 1,323 1,245
Average High School GPA,
First-time, First-year students
3.62 3.60 3.66 3.69 3.66 3.70 3.72 3.75
First-time Transfer 219 257 195 207 184 199 189 156
First-time Master's 262 257 313 304 374 301 348 289
First-time PhD 97 98 97 94 92 82 80 111

Faculty

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Faculty Count (Tenured and Tenure-Track) 354 348 336 339 341 337 341 326
Faculty Count (Non-Tenure Track)1 55 56 57 65 68 70 74 88
Average Teaching Evaluation Score2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2  4.2 4.2  4.2  

Retention and Completion

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates 83.3 83.2 82.0 85.0 87.1 82.8 83.2 83.4
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 65.3 66.1 64.5 63.6 64.7 66.8  66.5  
Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 1,222 1,156 1,084 1,158 1,110 1,115  1,149  
Master's Degree Awarded 289 282 325 358 416 489 438   
PhD Degrees Awarded 63 75 73 75 86 88 93   

Post-Graduation

  2011-12 2012-13 2013- 14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-
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2017-
18
2018-
19
Placement Rates (All student respondents) 91.9 92.3  94.4 93.1  95.00  92.5    
Median Early-Career Salaries3 $53,000 $56,000  $59,200 $61,600 $62,800 $63,000 $63,000 $64,600
Median Mid-Career Salaries3 $88,800 $88,400 $94,700 $97,300 $99,900 $102,000 $107,500 $110,200
Social Mobility Index Rank4 n/a n/a n/a 42 54 88 121 112
Social Mobility Index Total Ranked4 n/a n/a n/a 539 931 918 1,363 1,380
Social Mobility Index Ranking4 n/a n/a n/a 7.8% 5.8% 9.6% 8.9% 8.1%

1Headcount of non-tenure track faculty. Excludes temporary and fixed term faculty.

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

3 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.

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.