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Strategic Plan Benchmarks for 2001-2007
(for Progress Report Years 2003-04 and 2004-05)


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Progress Report Year
  2003-04 2004-05
 
Purdue
Peer Mean
Purdue
Peer Mean
Recruit and retain a diverse world-class faculty and staff for establishing and sustaining preeminent research and scholarship, learning, and engagement programs:        
Overall average faculty salary (in thousands) $79.6 $85.5 $81.8 87.4
Number of Faculty who are members in the National Academy of Sciences 3 32 3 33
Number of Faculty who are members in the National Academy of Engineers 11 23 14 23
Number of faculty awards in Arts and Humanities 5 10 2 11
Recruit and retain academically talented undergraduate and graduate students with exemplary support for them to achieve success:        
Entering students' average SAT Scores 1150 1245 1149 1249
Entering students' average high school rank 77% 88% 76% 88%
Number of freshmen that are National Merit Scholars 93 72 69 73
Average 10-month net salary for graduate teaching assistants $13,296 $13,396 $13,620 $13,874
Average 10-month net salary for graduate research assistants $14,326 $14,136 $14,829 $14,640
Average amount of financial aid per undergraduate student FTE $6,778 $6,413 $7,481 $7,276
Average amount of undergraduate indebtedness upon graduation $16,641 $17,176 $17,510 $17,223
Enhance human and intellectual diversity among students, faculty, staff, and administrators along with programs of support for career development, retention, and success, and improved climate for diversity:        
Faculty demography Female 22.2% 23.6% 22.9% 24.9%
  Minority 14.1% 14.9% 16.8% 16.2%
Staff demography Female 58.7% 56.6% 58.2% 55.4%
  Minority 7.0% 27.8% 7.4% 23.5%
Student demography Female 41.1% 47.9% 41.1% 47.9%
  Domestic Minority 12.0% 27.5% 12.5% 28.1%
Vigorously pursue financial resource development that acknowledges the importance of partnership and the interdependence of multiple funding sources:        
State appropriations per student FTE $7,555 $11,884 $7,538 $11,120
Tuition and fee revenue per student FTE $8,367 $8,564 $9,538 $9,604
Annual giving (in millions) (excludes pledge values) $182.7 $193.5 $176.0 $180.8
Endowment market value (in billions) $1.1 $2.7 $1.2 $3.1
Create incentives that encourage faculty productivity in research and scholarship:        
NSF Research and development expenditures as a fraction of IPEDS        

Adjusted Total Annual Operating Expenses

34% 38% 37% 38%
NSF expenditures budgeted for Science and Engineering        

per all tenure and tenure-track faculty FTE

$173,414 $285,574 $201,903 $313,856
 
Progress Report Year
  2003-04 2004-05
 
Purdue
Peer Mean
Purdue
Peer Mean
Undertake cutting-edge and visionary initiatives that are promising as signature areas for achieving preeminence in research and scholarship:        
National academic ranking by US News (number of programs in the top 20) 38 67 40 75
Increase faculty numbers and their participation in undergraduate instruction (while reducing reliance on graduate teaching assistants), and expand programs for faculty, graduate students, and professional staff to improve their teaching abilities:        
Percent of undergraduate class sections where faculty are the primary instructors 74% 85% 74% 86%
Percent of undergraduate student credit hours generated by faculty as the primary instructor for a given fall semester 74% 85% 75% 83%
Number of undergraduate student credit hours generated by faculty as the primary instructor for a given fall semester 356,138 312,894 358,488 308,349
Systematically conduct periodic program self-studies that assess learning outcomes and student success:        
Undergraduate student retention rates (one-year) 87.1% 91.4% 85.6% 91.9%
Undergraduate student retention rates (six-year) 67.0% 77.7% 65.3% 79.0%
Graduate student average years to doctorate 7.3 7.9 7.9 7.8
Percent of bachelor graduates who have accepted employment 71% 49% 72% n/a
Percent of bachelor graduates who are seeking graduate education 19% 33% 19% n/a
Number of doctoral degrees granted 463 526 446 548
Continue to implement an enrollment management strategy consistent with University resources:        
Student-to-faculty ratio 15.0 to 1 15.8 to 1 14.7 to 1 16.0 to 1
Average undergraduate section class size 44 42 44 44
IPEDS Adjusted Total Annual Operating Expenses per FTE student $23,076 $33,966 $24,898 $35,192
Student credit hours per FTE faculty (undergraduate and graduate credit hours) 249 210 248 212
Graduate student enrollment 7,099 7,732 6,984 8,318
Professional student enrollment 900 1,354 924 1,501
Increase partnerships to enhance commercialization of research, entrepreneurial initiatives, support for startup companies, and assistance to the state and to business, industry, and agriculture:        
Number of regular, conversion, and provisional patents applied for 156 139 142 80
Number of patents issued 27 45 30 45
Total number of copyright and invention disclosures 147 188 166 195
Number of licenses and options exercised 78 59 80 63
Number of start-up companies formed 9 6 3 6
Enhance alumni relations by cultivating alumni interests, increasing communication, and involving alumni and patrons in University programs and with students and faculty:        
Percent of undergraduates that are alumni donors (two-year average for peers) 20% 18% 21% 17%

NOTE: Year for which benchmarks were reported may be for academic, calendar, or fiscal years as appropriate for the data represented. See Progress on Purdue's Strategic Plan Benchmark and Metric Report for more details.

Source: Office of Institutional Research


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