Metrics

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Energizing the Educational Environment
Incoming Cohort Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
First-time, full-time freshmen retention rate 79.3% 79.9% 79.2% 79.9% 80.4% 80.0% 80.9%
Average ACT/Converted SAT of entering class 24.7 24.9 24.9 25.1 25.3 25.1 25.2
Incoming Cohort Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010
Six-year graduation rate 61.0% 60.7% 64.0% 61.6% 60.0% 61.3% 63.4%
Academic Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Number of experiential learning certificates (updated in FY 2013) 960 1,171 1,383 1,312 1,252 1,171 514
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
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% 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% 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
Doctoral median time to degree (years) 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.7
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
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
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GTA appointment 27.3% 24.8% 26.8% 27.8% 28.3% 29.4% 29.4%
Percent of full-time graduate students holding GRA appointment 17.0% 15.9% 14.9% 16.1% 16.4% 16.2% 16.1%
Percent of graduate students holding GA appointment NA NA 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
Federal research and development expenditures $147.6M $162.7M $171M $174M $165.4M $155.8M $140M
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
KU Federal R&D Expenditures Public Rank (excludes stand alone medical schools) 40 39 38 38 38 39 NYA
Business (industry) research funding (NSF) $6.9M $6.8M $6.9M $9.7M $12.7M $14M $14.3M
Number of members in the National Academies 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Number of honors and awards (Academic Analytics notably augmented their database starting in Fall 2011) NA NA 235 257 347 418 446
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
Number of post-doctoral appointees 253 245 297 318 268 265 249

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

Developing Excellence in People
  FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Number of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 195 189 199 206 218 231 229
Percent of minority tenured/tenure-track faculty 17% 17% 18% 18% 19% 20% 21%
Number of minority staff (excludes students) 514 457 442 438 469 496 502
Percent of minority staff 15% 13% 13% 13% 13% 14% 14%
Number of minority undergraduate students 2,707 2,983 3,129 3,352 3,565 3,883 3,943
Percent of minority undergraduate students 13% 15% 16% 18% 19% 21% 21%
Percent of minority freshmen 14% 17% 20% 21% 22% 24% 22%
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
Percent of underrepresented undergraduate students (excludes Asian and Two or More Races categories) 9% 9% 10% 10% 11% 12% 12%
Number of minority graduate/professional students 643 787 789 743 731 710 820
Percent of minority graduate/professional students 10% 12% 13% 13% 13% 12% 14%
Number of underrepresented graduate/professional students 444 487 459 421 410 380 437
Percent of underrepresented graduate/professional students 7% 8% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Number of tenured faculty hires at the associate or full professor level (hired for following academic year) 15 10 8 11 14 18 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
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

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