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University Measures and Indicators

Two-year comparison       September 17, 2008

Quality of entering undergraduates

Source: Common Data Set (fall 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: 3.61 average high school GPA; 24.6 average ACT
  • 2007: 3.59 average high school GPA; 24.9 average ACT

Inclusiveness

Source: Common Data Set and Planning Profile Summary (fall 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: Entering class enrollment mix: 55.6% female; 14.8% non-Michigan
  • 2007: Entering class enrollment mix: 55.3% female; 16.3% non-Michigan
  • 2006: Undergraduate enrollment mix: 53.8% female; 11.2% non-Michigan
  • 2007: Undergraduate enrollment mix: 53.2% female; 11.9% non-Michigan
  • 2006: Graduate enrollment mix: 56.5% female; 49.1% non-Michigan
  • 2007: Graduate enrollment mix: 55.9% female; 50.2% non-Michigan
  • 2006: Graduate-professional enrollment mix: 61.6% female; 16.3% non-Michigan
  • 2007: Graduate-professional enrollment mix: 60.5% female; 18.1% non-Michigan
  • 2006: Total enrollment: 16.7% minority students (domestic enrollment: 18.1% minority students)
  • 2007: Total enrollment: 16.1% minority students (domestic enrollment: 17.6% minority students)
  • 2006: Total enrollment: 7.7% international students
  • 2007: Total enrollment: 8.4% international students
  • 2006: Tenure system faculty: 31.4% female; 17.2% minorities
  • 2007: Tenure system faculty: 31.3% female; 17.5% minorities
  • 2006: Nonacademic staff: 64.6% female; 15.6 % minorities; less than 1% international
  • 2007: Nonacademic staff: 64.2% female; 15.5 % minorities; less than 1% international

Student/Faculty ratio

Source: Common Data Set (fall 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: 18 to 1
  • 2007: 17 to 1

Tenure system faculty participating in undergraduate or graduate instruction

Source: Planning Profile Summary

  • 2006: 94% (for 2005-06)
  • 2007: 95% (for 2006-07)

Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Source: Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement (spring 2007 and 2008)

  • 2006: 13,825 applications/registrations for opportunities (summer 2006- spring 2007); 47% for academic/course-related opportunities
  • 2007: 14,511 applications/registrations for opportunities (summer 2007- spring 2008); 51% for academic/course-related opportunities

Study Abroad

Source: Office of Study Abroad Web site (studyabroad.msu.edu)

  • 2006: 2,247 undergraduates studied abroad across 200 programs in 60 countries; 229 from other universities in MSU program (2005-06)
  • 2007: 2,411 MSU undergraduates studied abroad across 200 programs in 60 countries; 174 from other universities in MSU program (2006-07)

Retention

Source: Common Data Set (fall 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: 90% of fall 2005 first-time full-time cohort returned in fall 2006
  • 2007: 91% of fall 2006 first-time full-time cohort returned in fall 2007

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

Source: Common Data Set (fall 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: Six-year graduation rate for 2000 entering cohort: 74%
  • 2007: Six-year graduation rate for 2001 entering cohort: 74%

Time-to-degree (using graduating cohorts)

Source: Office of Planning and Budgets (2006 and 2007)

  • 2006:
    • Undergraduates: 4.4 years
    • Master's students: 2.2 years
    • Doctoral students: 5.6 years
  • 2007:
    • Undergraduates: 4.4 years
    • Master’s students: 2.2 years
    • Doctoral students: 5.6 years

Placement rates

Source: Office of Career Services, Destination Survey (2007 and 2008)

  • 2006: Post-graduation outcomes of May-June 2006 bachelor’s degree recipients:
    • Employed: 52%
    • Continuing education: 30%
    • Pursuing other commitments: 2%
    • Unplaced: 4%
    • Unresolved: 12%
  • 2007: Post-graduation outcomes of May-June 2007 bachelor’s degree recipients:
    • Employed: 54%
    • Continuing education: 30%
    • Pursuing other commitments: 2%
    • Unplaced: 3%
    • Unresolved: 12%

Undergraduate student indebtedness

Source: Common Data Set (fall 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: Approximately 56%: average of $22,000 of debt upon graduation
  • 2007: Approximately 59%: average of $21,175 of debt upon graduation

Graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools (March 2007 and 2008)

  • 2006: 8 programs ranked in top 10; 21 in top 25
  • 2007: 9 programs ranked in top 10; 20 in top 25

Top public national institutions ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Source: U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges (August 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: MSU ranking: 30
  • 2007: MSU ranking: 29

Top 500 World Universities

Source: Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2007 and 2008)

  • 2006: MSU ranking: 80
  • 2007: MSU ranking: 83

The Center Top American Research Universities Report

The Center Report (2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: MSU ranked 33rd nationally (18th among publics) for 395 post-doctoral fellows reported for 2004
  • 2007: MSU ranked 31st nationally (17th among publics) for 404 post-doctoral fellows reported for 2005
  • 2006: MSU ranked 25th nationally (16th among publics) for 425 doctoral degrees awarded for 2004
  • 2007: MSU ranked 25th nationally (16th among publics) for the 463 doctoral degrees awarded for 2005
  • 2006: MSU ranked 47th nationally (29th among publics) for 14 faculty awards held in 2004
  • 2007: MSU ranked 64th nationally (39th among publics) for 11 faculty awards held in 2005
  • 2006: MSU ranked 76th nationally (42nd among publics) for 8 National Academy members reported in 2004
  • 2007: MSU ranked 75th nationally (42nd among publics) for 8 National Academy members reported in 2005

NSF Research Expenditures

Source: National Science Foundation

  • 2006: $333,735,000 for fiscal year 2005 (42nd nationally and 26th among publics) Five-year increase in expenditures: 56.5%.
  • 2007: $358,097,000 for fiscal year 2006 (41st nationally and 24th among publics) Five-year increase in expenditures: 34.7%

Faculty Research Dollars (Grant-ICR Real$/Tenure System)

Source: CGA Proposal Database – Academic Personnel Records

  • 2006: $198,358 per tenure system faculty member for 2005-06
  • 2007: $192,488 per tenure system faculty member for 2006-07

Tenure System with Proposal Activity

Source: CGA Proposal Database – Academic Personnel Records

  • 2006: Active grant in 2005-06: 53%
  • 2007: Active grant in 2006-07: 52%
  • 2006: 53% submitted grant; 41% of grants funded
  • 2007: 53% submitted grant; 38% of the grants funded

Licensing Revenue and Patent Activity

Source: AUTM Survey (2005-06 and 2006-07)

  • 2006: Adjusted gross licensing income: $4,182,565 for 2005-06
  • 2007: Adjusted gross licensing income: $5,583,655 for 2006-07
  • 2006: Number of cumulative active licenses: 351 for 2005-06
  • 2007: Number of cumulative active licenses: 364 for 2006-07
  • 2006: 148 U.S. patent applications filed and 21issued for 2005-06
  • 2007: 60 U.S. patent applications filed and 35 issued for 2006-07

Endowment

Source: IPEDS Finance Survey

  • 2006: The 2005-06 endowment: $894,774,000
  • 2007: The 2006-07 endowment: $1,247,236,175

Fund-raising

Source: U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges (August 2006 and 2007)

  • 2006: Average alumni giving rate: 17%
  • 2007: Average alumni giving rate: 15%

Benefits to people, families, and communities from outreach engagement

Source: University Outreach and Engagement Office (spring 2007 and 2008)

  • 2006: Approximately 1.8 million attendees and participants in outreach activities
  • 2007: Approximately 1.6 million attendees and participants in outreach activities
  • 2006: Primary forms of engagement reported by MSU faculty and academic staff
    • Technical or expert assistance: 26%
    • Public events and understanding: 14%
    • Noncredit classes and programs: 13%
    • Credit courses and programs: 6%
    • Experiential/service learning: 5%
    • Clinical service: 5%
    • Outreach research and creative activity: 31%
  • 2007: Primary forms of engagement reported by MSU faculty and academic staff
    • Technical or expert assistance: 24%
    • Public events and understanding: 14%
    • Noncredit classes and programs: 14%
    • Credit courses and programs: 7%
    • Experiential/service learning: 5%
    • Clinical service: 4%
    • Outreach research and creative activity: 33%