In order to measure the University’s progress on implementing the strategic plan, Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State, a series of high-level metrics have been identified. The key indicators represent four main areas – Access and Affordability, Student Success, Faculty and Staff Outcomes, and Institutional Resources - and demonstrate measurement of the strategic directions, objectives, and actions throughout the plan.
Each category below contains a collection of metrics that are represented with base year data; additional data will be added throughout the duration of the University’s implementation of the strategic plan. Comparison to the other Illinois public universities are also included where feasible.
Access and affordability metrics include student enrollment (all students and first-year undergraduate student) by academic level and demographics. First-year student grant and scholarship aid metrics and average estimated net price are also included.
Student success metrics include retention rates and credit completions first-year students, enriched educational experiences for students, graduation rates, and career outcomes of students post-graduation.
Faculty and staff metrics include the count of faculty and staff by employee categories along with demographics. Outcome metrics on the number and amount of grants submitted by and awarded to faculty and staff are also presented.
Institutional resource metrics include a breakout of University expenses along with a summary of fundraising dollars raised.