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Strategic Plan Benchmarks for 2001-2007 - West Lafayette Campus
(for Progress Report Years 2004-05 and 2005-06)
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Progress Report Year
  2004-05 2005-06
 
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) $81.8 $87.4 $84.4 $90.8
Number of Faculty who are members in the National Academy of Sciences 3 33 2 31
Number of Faculty who are members in the National Academy of Engineers 14 23 17 24
Number of faculty awards in Arts and Humanities 2 11 3 10
Recruit and retain academically talented undergraduate and graduate students with exemplary support for them to achieve success:        
Entering students' average SAT Scores 1149 1249 1150 1254
Entering students' average high school rank 76% 88% 75% 88%
Number of freshmen that are National Merit Scholars 69 73 86 76
Average 10-month net salary for graduate teaching assistants $13,620 $13,874 $13,966 $14,394
Average 10-month net salary for graduate research assistants $14,829 $14,640 $15,362 $15,278
Average amount of financial aid per undergraduate student FTE $7,481 $7,276 $7,955 $7,966
Average amount of undergraduate indebtedness upon graduation $17,510 $17,223 $18,978 $17,945
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 22.9% 24.9% 23.2% 25.8%
  Minority 16.8% 16.2% 19.4% 17.1%
Staff demography: Female 58.2% 55.4% 58.0% 54.9%
  Minority 7.4% 23.5% 7.7% 24.5%
Student demography: Female 41.1% 47.9% 41.1% 47.9%
  Minority Domestic 12.5% 28.1% 12.9% 28.6%
Vigorously pursue financial resource development that acknowledges the importance of partnership and the interdependence of multiple funding sources:        
State appropriations per student FTE $7,538 $11,120 $7,660 $11,150
Tuition and fee revenue per student FTE $9,538 $9,604 $10,373 $10,671
Annual giving (in millions) (excludes pledge values) $176.0 $180.8 $186.4 $210.0
Endowment market value (in billions) $1.2 $3.1 $1.3 $2.5
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

37% 38% 35% 39%
NSF expenditures budgeted for Science and Engineering        

per all tenure and tenure-track faculty FTE

$201,903 $313,856 $198,540 $327,756
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) 40 75 33 55
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% 86% 74% 81%
   Percent of undergraduate student credit hours generated by faculty as the primary instructor for a given
   fall semester
75% 83% 74% 84%

   Number of undergraduate student credit hours generated by faculty as the primary instructor for a given
   fall semester

358,488 308,349 345,938 315,221
Systematically conduct periodic program self-studies that assess learning outcomes and student success:        
   Undergraduate student retention rates (one-year) 85.6% 91.9% 83.5% 92.3%
   Undergraduate student retention rates (six-year) 65.3% 79.0% 67.2% 79.8%
   Graduate student average years to doctorate 7.9 7.8 10.1 10.7
   Percent of bachelor graduates who have accepted employment 72% n/a 72% n/a
   Percent of bachelor graduates who are seeking graduate education 19% n/a 20% n/a
   Number of doctoral degrees granted 446 548 524 578
Continue to implement an enrollment management strategy consistent with University resources:        
   Student-to-faculty ratio 14.7 to 1 16.0 to 1 14.4 to 1 15.9 to 1
   Average undergraduate section class size 44 44 44 43
   IPEDS Adjusted Total Annual Operating Expenses per FTE student $24,898 $35,192 $26,603 $37,078
   Student credit hours per FTE faculty (undergraduate and graduate credit hours) 248 212 235 198
   Graduate student enrollment 6,984 7,694 6,935 7,627
   Professional student enrollment 924 1,501 905 1,359
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 142 80 160 125
   Number of patents issued 30 45 26 53
   Total number of copyright and invention disclosures 166 195 208 225
   Number of licenses and options exercised 80 63 74 69
   Number of start-up companies formed 3 6 6 8
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) 21% 17% 20% 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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