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Michigan State University

Key Accountability Indicators

  1. Retention and time to graduation of undergraduates and graduate students
  2. Student and alumni ratings of the quality of their educational experience at MSU
  3. Placement rates and employer and graduate school assessments of the quality of MSU graduates
  4. Quality and inclusiveness profiles of entering undergraduates and graduate students
  5. Level of student indebtedness upon graduation
  6. Proportions of regular faculty engaged in undergraduate and graduate education
  7. Student participation in active learning opportunities
  8. Student access to small classes
  9. Student/faculty ratio
  10. Rankings of undergraduate and graduate programs
  11. Inclusiveness of MSU student body, faculty and staff
  12. Proportions of undergraduates and graduate students from out of state and abroad
  13. Number and diversity of students in learning activities abroad
  14. Range, availability and enrollments in courses and curricula with international/global content
  15. Dollar value growth above inflation of contracts and grants
  16. Research expenditures per faculty FTE
  17. Dollar value of contracts and grants per faculty FTE and indirect cost recovery per faculty FTE
  18. Revenue from licensing patents
  19. Research productivity rankings (e.g., publications, citations, research dollars, peer ranks, competitive federal grants)
  20. National academy memberships and other national/international faculty awards/recognition
  21. Postdoctoral appointees and visiting scholars
  22. Benefits to families, communities and for development and jobs (in Michigan, nationally, and globally) from MSU research
  23. Benefits to people, families and communities (in Michigan, nationally, and globally) from outreach engagement
  24. Total endowment dollars raised for scholarships, fellowships, and named chairs
  25. Amount of annual giving and overall size of endowment