Michigan Tech Strategic Plan

Strategic Diversity Metrics

Diversity

Female Enrollment
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Undergraduate 1,446 25.5% 1,526 26.7% 1,574 27.0% 1,599 27.0% 1,610 27.6%
Graduate 423 29.3% 422 27.7% 384 26.6% 384 27.4% 420 30.5%
Total 1,869 26.3% 1,948 26.9% 1,958 26.9% 1,983 27.1% 2,030 28.2%
  • Figures include Online Learning
Minority Enrollment
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Undergraduate 412 7.3% 414 7.2% 429 7.4% 448 7.6% 495 8.5%
Graduate 79 5.5% 68 4.5% 62 4.3% 55 3.9% 68 4.9%
Total 491 6.9% 482 6.7% 491 6.8% 503 6.9% 563 7.8%
  • Figures include Online Learning
  • Underrepresented Minorities include American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American/Non-Hispanic, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, and Multiracial
International Enrollment
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Undergraduate 266 4.7% 244 4.3% 188 3.2% 150 2.5% 117 2.0%
Graduate 827 57.4% 922 60.6% 875 60.7% 853 60.8% 793 57.7%
Total 1,093 15.4% 1,166 16.1% 1,063 14.6% 1,003 13.7% 910 12.6%
  • Figures include Online Learning
Graduation Rates
  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Female 225 70.8% 207 68.8% 197 72.2% 215 74.9% 218 78.1%
Minority 40 47.1% 38 50.7% 52 59.1% 48 57.1% 45 60.0%
International 27 54.0% 35 76.1% 16 43.2% 25 78.1% 14 56.0%
  • Figures include Online Learning
  • Underrepresented Minorities include American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American/Non-Hispanic, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, and Multiracial
Female Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Professor 24 22.2% 24 21.6% 24 21.8%

23

19.7% 26 21.0%
Associate Professor 29 23.4% 31 24.4% 35 26.9% 37 28.0% 33 28.0%
Assistant Professor 35 32.7% 35 34.0% 33 34.0% 31 33.7% 32 38.1%
Total 88 26.0% 90 26.4% 92 27.3% 91 26.7% 91 27.9%
  • Figures do not include deans, associate deans, department chairs, and executives & staff with tenure.
Minority Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Professor 22 20.4% 21 18.9% 24 21.8% 27 23.1% 30 24.2%
Associate Professor 24 19.4% 27 21.3% 31 23.8% 32 24.2% 32 27.1%
Assistant Professor 28 26.2% 28 27.2% 23 23.7% 22 23.9% 20 23.8%
Total 74 21.8% 76 22.3% 78 23.1% 81 23.8% 82 25.2%
  • Figures do not include deans, associate deans, department chairs, and executives & staff with tenure.
  • Underrepresented Minorities include American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American/Non-Hispanic, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, and Multiracial
International Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Professor 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Associate Professor 0 0.0% 2 1.6% 0 0.0% 3 2.3% 3 2.5%
Assistant Professor 25 23.4% 18 17.5% 13 13.4% 15 16.3% 12 14.3%
Total 25 7.5% 20 5.9% 13 3.9% 18 5.3% 15 4.6%
  • Figures do not include deans, associate deans, department chairs, and executives & staff with tenure.
Staff
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Female 549 50.0% 582 50.4% 583 50.6% 604 52.1% 610 52.1%
Minority 41 3.7% 42 3.6% 50 4.3% 49 4.2% 47 4.0%
International 25 2.3% 35 3.0% 25 2.2% 24 2.1% 21 1.8%
  • Figures include deans, associate deans, department chairs, and executives & staff with tenure.
  • Underrepresented Minorities include American Indian/Alaskan Native, African American/Non-Hispanic, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, and Multiracial
  • Figures exclude temporary nonrepresented staff

Online Learning

Student Enrollments
  2013-2014
(Grad/ Undergrad)
2014-2015
(Grad/ Undergrad)
2015-2016
(Grad/ Undergrad)
2016-2017
(Grad/ Undergrad)
2020-2021
(Grad/ Undergrad)
On Campus Online 60/827 89/917 77/1,083 121/1,181 195/1,426
Off Campus Online 152/153 102/85 139/87 119/90 276/118
Corporate Off Campus 5/0 5/0 4/0 2/0 60/0
Dual Enrollment 0/5 0/4 0/2 0/1 0/5
  • Some numbers are estimates

Portrait Metrics

University - Overall

Portrait 2045 Tracking - View PDF

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty graph showing 348 in 2012-13, 337 in 2016-17, 346 in 2020-21, 357 in 2025-26, 378 in 2035-36, and 400 in 2045-46.

PhD Enrollment graph showing 554 in 2012-13, 514 in 2016-17, 595 in 2020-21, 696 in 2025-26, 898 in 2035-36, and 1,100 in 2045-46.

Undergraduate enrollment graph showing 5,625 in 2012-13, 5,829 in 2016-17, 5,922 in 2020-21, 6,037 in 2025-26, 6,269 in 2035-36, and 6,500 in 2045-46.

PhD degrees awarded graph showing 75 in 2012-13, 86 in 2015-16, 95 in 2020-21, 104 in 2025-26, 122 in 2035-36, and 140 in 2045-46.

Endowed positions graph showing 25 in 2016-17, 44 in 2020-21, 67 in 2025-26, 113 in 2035-36, and 160 in 2045-46.

Master's Enrollment graph showing 698 in 2012-13, 904 in 2016-17, 1,110 in 2020-21 with 925 being coursework, 1,368 in 2025-26 with 1,140 being coursework, 1,884 in 2035-36 with 1,570 being coursework, and 2,400 in 2045-26 with 2,000 being coursework.

Total graduate enrollment graph showing 1,322 in 2012-13, 1,441 in 2016-17, 1,705 in 2020-21, 2,064 in 2025-26, 2,782 in 2035-36, and 3,500 in 2045-46.

Female percent of total enrollment graph showing 25.8 in 2012-13, 26.9 in 2016-17, 29.4 in 2020-21, 32.0 in 2025-26, 36.4 in 2035-36, and 40.0 in 2045-46.

Endowment value graph showing $174,542,740 in 2012-13, $190,325,937 in 2015-16, $260,732,451 in 2020-21, $357,184,166 in 2025-26, $670,326,548 in 2035-36, and $1,258,000,000 in 2045-46.

Sponsored programs awards graph showing $100,065,201 in 2012-13, $100,709,209 in 2015-16, $113,831,083 in 2020-21, $128,662,668 in 2025-26, $164,375,060 in 3035-36, and $210,000,000 in 2045-46.

Metric Notes

Projection Method

All numerical targets for Faculty, Enrollment, PhD Degrees Awarded and Endowed positions are projected linearly from the present to the 2045 goal. Financial metrics for the Endowment and Sponsored Programs Awards are projected using a constant compounded interest rate.

Enrollment

Goals are taken directly from the Portrait of 2045.

Endowment

From the Portrait of 2045, the 40% of 400 faculty positions being in endowed positions, at our current $1 million per professorship, implies $160 million endowment in today’s dollars. Coupled with the $500 million in endowed scholarships, gives $660 million in today’s dollars in 2045. Our current Michigan Tech Fund inflation assumption is 2.25% annually, resulting in a future 2045 value of $1,258 million. This further implies a 8.9% annual growth, which includes the growth of the current endowment plus new funds raised.

Graduating PhDs

Using the rule of thumb that at steady state about 1/8th of the enrolled PhDs graduate per year, the target of 1,100 implies about 140 graduates per year (actually 137.5).

Sponsored Awards

Currently, dividing our annual sponsored awards by PhD enrollment gives approximately $100,000 per enrolled PhD student. The Portrait of 2045 goal of 1,100 PhD students gives a Sponsored Awards total of $110 million in today’s terms, or about $210 million in 2045 using the same MTF 2.25% annual inflation factor. This further implies an increase of about 4.8% per year from the FY 2015-16 base.