Academic Affairs

Quality Measures

Enrollment

  13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Undergraduate 5,621 5,662 5,721 5,829 5,917 5,828 5,764 5,642
Graduate 1,358 1,442 1,521 1,441 1,402 1,375 1,277 1,233
Undergraduate + Graduate 6,979 7,104 7,242 7,270 7,319 7,203 7,041 6,875
First-time, First-year 1,253 1,199 1,277 1,381 1,323 1,245 1,301 1,201
Average High School GPA, First-time, First-year students 3.66 3.69 3.66 3.70 3.72 3.75 3.78 3.80
First-time Transfer 195 207 184 199 189 156 159 149
First-time Master's 313 304 374 301 348 289 345 219
First-time PhD 97 94 92 82 80 111 78 72

Faculty

  13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Faculty Count (Tenured and Tenure-Track) 336 339 341 337 341 326 323 320
Faculty Count (Non-Tenure Track)1 57 65 68 70 74 88 92 86
Average Teaching Evaluation Score2 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 TBD

Retention and Completion

  13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate % 82.0 85.0 87.1 82.8 83.2 83.4 83.5 85.7
Undergraduate Graduation Rate % 64.5 63.6 64.7 66.8 66.5 68.4 69.5 TBD
Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 1,084 1,158 1,110 1,115 1,149 1,197 1,203 TBD
Master's Degree Awarded 325 358 416 489 438 448 357 TBD
PhD Degrees Awarded 73 75 86 88 93 86 85 TBD

Post-Graduation

  13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Placement Rates % (All student respondents) 94.4 93.1 95.0 92.5 93.4 97.4 TBD TBD
Median Early-Career Salaries3 $59,200 $61,600 $62,800 $63,000 $63,000 $64,600 $65,000 $67,400
Median Mid-Career Salaries3 $94,700 $97,300 $99,900 $102,000 $107,500 $110,200 $116,300 $114,700
Social Mobility Index Rank4 n/a 42 54 88 121 112 265 304
Social Mobility Index Total Ranked4 n/a 539 931 918 1,363 1,380 1,458 1,449
Social Mobility Index Ranking4 n/a 7.8% 5.8% 9.6% 8.9% 8.1% 18.2% 21.0%

 

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:

  1. tuition and economic disadvantage at the highest tier (access);
  2. graduation rate and salary at the next, half-weight tier (outcome); and
  3. 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.