Metrics

Energizing the Educational Environment                    Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact

Elevating Doctoral Education                                        Developing Excellence in People

Driving Discovery & Innovation                                     Developing Infrastructure and Resources

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Energizing the Educational Environment
Incoming Cohort Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
First-time, full-time freshmen retention rate 79.3% 79.9% 79.2% 79.9% 80.4% 80.0% 80.9% 83.0% NYA
Average ACT/Converted SAT of entering class 24.7 24.9 24.9 25.1 25.3 25.1 25.2 25.7 25.5
Incoming Cohort Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
Six-year graduation rate 61.0% 60.7% 64.0% 61.6% 60.0% 61.3% 63.4% 63.1% NYA
Academic Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Number of experiential learning certificates (updated in FY 2013) 960 1,171 1,383 1,312 1,252 1,171 514 557 631
Total number of undergraduate and graduate student participants in Study Abroad (Note: Includes International KU Degree Seeking students on study abroad programs outside of the U.S.) 1402 1493 1357 1280 1,333 1,333 1,470 1,379 NYA
Undergraduate participation rate in Study Abroad (as reported by the Institute for International Education (IIE) Open Doors report) 23.1% 24.7% 22.8% 22.6% 25.8% 27.1% 28.5% NYA NYA
Percentage of undergraduate student participants in Study Abroad on a program of a semester duration or longer 34.2% 31.6% 31.1% 31.1% 25.0% 26.0% 21.3% NYA NYA
Senior Survey and National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Survey Results All Survey Results

Elevating Doctoral Education
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Doctoral median time to degree (years) 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.3 NYA
Number of doctoral programs with median time to degree (TTD) of 7 years or less (includes programs with 2 or more doctoral degrees awarded) 30 35 36 38 37 43 40 40 NYA
Number of doctoral programs with median TTD greater than 7 years (includes programs with 2 or more doctoral degrees awarded) 13 9 8 10 10 7 9 10 NYA
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GTA appointment 27.3% 24.8% 26.8% 27.8% 28.3% 29.4% 29.4% 29.8% 30.7%
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GRA appointment 17.0% 15.9% 14.9% 16.1% 16.4% 16.2% 16.1% 15.9% 15.0%
Percent of graduate students holding GA appointment NA NA less than 5% less than 5% less than 5% less than 5% less than 5% less than 5% less than 5%

Driving Discovery and Innovation
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Federal research and development expenditures $147.6M $162.7M $171M $174M $165.4M $155.8M $140M $148M NYA
Federal research and development (R&D) expenditures per tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty $127,459 $141,374 $149,644 $141,942 $133,745 $125,169 $113,638 $121,557 NYA
KU Federal R&D Expenditures Public Rank (excludes stand alone medical schools) 40 39 38 38 38 39 46 NYA NYA
Business (industry) research funding (NSF) $6.9M $6.8M $6.9M $9.7M $12.7M $14M $14.3M $16.8M NYA
Number of members in the National Academies 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 NYA
Number of honors and awards (Academic Analytics notably augmented their database starting in Fall 2011) NA NA 235 257 347 418 446 541 NYA
Number of scholarly citations (Academic Analytics notably augmented their database starting in Fall 2011) NA NA 62,566 71,058 83,628 95,073 118,518 146,257 NYA
Number of post-doctoral appointees 253 245 297 318 268 265 249 190 188

Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Confidential disclosure agreements NA 464 462 557 624 583 571 374 NYA
Interinstitutional agreements NA 46 49 54 59 56 57 61 NYA
License agreements NA 60 65 78 100 114 127 137 NYA
Total Active Agreements: Confidential disclosure agreements, interinstitutional agreements, and license agreements NA 570 576 689 783 753 755 572 NYA
Invention disclosures (metric retooled in FY2014 to reflect only fully executed invention disclosures) NA 72 85 82 66 81 76 75 NYA
Material transfer agreements NA 108 111 159 350 423 388 382 NYA
Total New Items: Invention disclosures and material transfer agreements NA 180 196 241 416 504 464 457 NYA

Developing Excellence in People
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Number of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 195 189 199 206 218 231 229 234 234
Percent of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 17% 17% 18% 18% 19% 20% 21% 22% 22%
Number of minority staff (excludes students) 514 457 442 438 469 496 502 502 490
Percent of minority staff 15% 13% 13% 13% 13% 14% 14% 14% 14%
Number of minority undergraduate students 2,707 2,983 3,129 3,352 3,565 3,883 3,943 4,090 4,223
Percent of minority undergraduate students 13% 15% 16% 18% 19% 21% 21% 22% 23%
Percent of minority freshmen 14% 17% 20% 21% 22% 24% 22% 23% 24%
Number of underrepresented undergraduate students (excludes Asian and Two or More Races categories) 1,810 1,780 1,864 1,929 2,058 2,259 2,196 2,300 2,365
Percent of underrepresented undergraduate students (excludes Asian and Two or More Races categories) 9% 9% 10% 10% 11% 12% 12% 12% 13%
Number of minority graduate/professional students 643 787 789 743 731 710 820 874 952
Percent of minority graduate/professional students 10% 12% 13% 13% 13% 12% 14% 14% 16%
Number of underrepresented graduate/professional students 444 487 459 421 410 380 437 487 525
Percent of underrepresented graduate/professional students 7% 8% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 8% 9%
Number of tenured faculty hires at the associate or full professor level (hired for following academic year) 15 10 8 11 14 18 NYA NYA NYA
Number of faculty promoted to full professor within 10 years of promotion to associate professor (promoted for following academic year) 8 16 16 13 17 25 NYA NYA NYA
Percent of faculty promoted to full professor within 10 years of promotion to associate professor (promoted for following academic year) 66.7% 69.6% 76.2% 76.5% 70.8% 86.2% NYA NYA NYA

Developing Infrastructure and Resources
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Dollar amount of philanthropic gifts $125.4M $131.1M $151.5M $169.7M $162.2M $220.9M $187.2M $171.6M $185.8M