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Performance Measures: Most Significant Trends

The trends represented below are ones that we believe represent major changes in the university since the early 1990s. These trends have occurred in many areas such as costs, faculty, new students, and finances. A full Research Notes by the Office of Institutional Research should also be reviewed.

Category Measure Name (Click on link to see data from previous years) Measure Definition Base Year Data Current Year Data
Costs
Tuition, fees, room and board: in-state undergraduate
Annual tuition and required fees for in-state undergraduate students.
1999-00
Tuition: $3,926 Room & Board: $5,392 Total: $9,318
2012-13
Tuition & Fees: $8,808 Room & Board: $8,630 Total: $17,438
Costs
Tuition, fees, room and board: out-of-state undergraduate
Annual tuition and required fees for out-of-state undergraduate students.
1999-00
Tuition: $9,532 Room & Board: $5,392 Total: $14,924
2012-13
Tuition & Fees: $22796 Room & Board: $8,630 Total: $31,426
Current Students
Percentage of male undergraduate students
Percentage of all degree seeking undergraduates who are male. On-campus only.
1999-00
42.7%
2012-13
40.9%
Current Students
Retention: Freshmen All
Percentage of first-time freshmen starting in the fall of one year who return to JMU in the subsequent fall regardless of academic level.
1999-00
90.4%
2012-13
91.4%
Current Students
Percentage of students who are ethnic minorities (excludes nonresident aliens) multi-race format
African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native student and Multi-race proportion of total JMU students. "Unreported" race not included in denominator. Nonresident aliens not included in numerator.
2010-11
13.6% - All 0.2% - Amer Indian 4.5% - Asian 4.2% - Black 3.3% - Hispanic 0.4% - Hawaiian 1.0% - Multi-race
2012-13
14.9% - All 0.1% - Amer Indian 4.1% - Asian 3.9% - Black 4.0% - Hispanic 0.3% - Hawaiian 2.5% - Multi-race
Current Students
Number of foreign students (nonresident aliens) enrolled
Number of residents of other countries who enrolled during the fall semester on and off-campus. Immigrants (resident aliens) not included.
1999-00
272
2012-13
359
Current Students
Out-of-state students
Number and percentage of on-campus students whose domicile is outside of the Commonwealth.
1999-00
4,325 29.2%
2012-13
5,352 27.8%
Current Students
Fall on-campus headcount
Fall semester headcount of students attending classes on the JMU campus.
1999-00
14,814
2012-13
19,258
Faculty
Percentage of full-time faculty who are female
Percentage of JMU's full-time instructional faculty who are female.
1999-00
37.2%
2012-13
47.4%
Faculty
Full-time faculty holding terminal degree in their field
Percentage of full-time faculty who have earned the terminal degree in their discipline.
1999-00
83.3%
2012-13
73.8%
Faculty
Percentage of full-time faculty who are tenured
Percentage of full-time instructional faculty who are tenured.
1999-00
55.5%
2012-13
50.0%
Faculty
Percent of total fall credit hours taught by full-time faculty
Percentage of fall credit hours where the primary intructors are full-time instructional faculty. Unknown instructors and MSCI not included.
1999-00
79.8%
2012-13
77.6%
Faculty
Student-to-faculty ratio
Number of FTE students divided by the number of FTE faculty in the fall semester.
1999-00
18.3
2012-13
16.1
Faculty
Average faculty salary (distance from 60th percentile of peer institutions)
JMU has a national peer group for salary comparisons. The stated objective of the General Assembly is to fund faculty salaries in Virginia at the 60th percentile of its peer institutions. This is a measure of the gap between JMU's average salary and the 60th percentile
1999-00
$56,859 (-$1,800)
2012-13
$68,735 (-$15,065)
Faculty
Percentage of full-time instructional faculty who are ethnic minorities or nonresident aliens
Percentage of full-time instructional faculty who are non-white by federal definitions.
1999-00
10.0%
2012-13
12.1%
Finances
Instructional and academic support as a percent of estimated E&G expenses
Sum of IPEDS Finance Instruction and Academic Support, divided by estimate of total E&G minus Total Scholarships & Fellowships, Pubic Service and Research (using GASB 34/35).
2001-02
71.2%
2012-13
80.5% Note change from previous years. Operations & Maintenance of Plant and Depreciation now spread across other expenses increasing this statistic.
Finances
Percentage of undergraduate alumni that contributed to JMU in a given year
Percentage of undergraduate alumni of record who contributed to the institution during the specified academic year.
1999-00
18.9%
2012-13
7.3%
Finances
General fund appropriations per in-state FTE student in 1999-00 dollars
Total General Fund divided by the total FTE students from Virginia.
1999-00
$5,477
2012-13
$3,429 (in 1999-00 dollars)
Finances
JMU general fund appropriation as a percentage of total E&G appropriation
Total General Fund appropriation divided by total appropriation (total appropriation includes tuition JMU is allowed to raise).
1999-00
54%
2012-13
28%
Finances
Percentage of management standards met
Percentage of the six state management standards met by JMU.
1999-00
100%
2012-13
100%
Finances
Institutional support as a percentage of estimated E&G expenses
Percentage of funds expensed in non-academic administrative functions (using GASB 34/35).
2001-02
9.7%
2012-13
12.5%
Financial Aid
Average debt of graduates upon graduation
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of the prior year graduating class who borrowed.
2001-02
$12,474
2012-13
$22,792
Financial Aid
Percentage of full-time undergraduates who had need and were awarded financial aid.
Percentage of full-time undergraduates who had need and were awarded financial aid.
2001-02
29%
2012-13
35.6%
Giving
Endowment-fair market value
Dollar market value of endowment. True FMV plus quasi equal total FMV. Increase due to news gifts and annual return on investment.
1999-00
$23,284,620
2012-13
$59,577,996
New Students
First-time applications for undergraduate admission
Number of completed applications for undergraduate admissions from first-time freshmen.
1999-00
12,980
2012-13
22,648
New Students
Mean SAT score for new first-time freshmen by total, residence (in-state, out-of-state) and gender (male, female)
Combined SAT scores (verbal and math) of all first-time freshmen. Writing not included.
1999-00
1,170 - Total 1,157 - In-State 1,200 - Out-State 1,191 - Male 1,156 - Female
2012-13
1,150 - Total 1,148 - In-State 1,150 - Out-State 1,163 - Male 1,139 - Female
New Students
Percentage accepted freshmen who enrolled (yield rate)
Percentage of accepted students who enrolled as first-time freshmen (yield rate).
1999-00
35.8%
2012-13
30.0%
New Students
New freshmen, fall
Total new first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall semester.
1999-00
3,039
2012-13
4,325
New Students
Number and percentage of in-state students enrolled during fall term.
Number and percent of in-state students enrolled during fall semester on-campus.
1999-00
10,489 70.8%
2012-13
13,906 72.2%
New Students
SAT 25th-75th percentile
SAT ranges for enrolled students at the 25th and 75th percentiles for Verbal/Critical Reading and Math combined. Writing not included.
1999-00
1,100 - 1,240
2012-13
1,050 - 1,240
New Students
Fall headcount, transfers
Number of new fall transfers.
1999-00
615
2012-13
628
Satisfaction
Student satisfaction with JMU in general
Percentage of students satisfied/very satisfied with JMU in general.
1999-00
92%
2011-12
96%
Satisfaction
Student satisfaction with JMU in general
Percentage of students satisfied/very satisfied with JMU in general.
1999-00
92%
2011-12
96%
Satisfaction
Percentage of alumni who would recommend JMU.
Percentage of alumni who would recommend JMU.
1999-00
97%
2012-13
99%
Satisfaction
Student satisfaction with the university's concern for them as an individual
Percentage of students that express that they are "Very Satisfied" or "Satisfied" with the university's concern for them.
1999-00
72%
2011-12
90%
Satisfaction
Student satisfaction with classroom/laboratory facilities
Percentage of students that express that they are "Very Satisfied" or "Satisfied" with classroom and laboratory facilities.
1999-00
80%
2011-12
93%
Student Outcomes
Degrees awarded undergraduate
Total number of undergraduate degrees awarded during the academic year.
1999-00
2,565
2012-13
4,096
Student Outcomes
Degrees awarded graduate
The total number of graduate degrees awarded during the academic year.
1999-00
341
2012-13
812
Student Outcomes
Graduation rate (six years)
Percentage of first-time full-time freshmen who graduated within six years from JMU.
1999-00
78.6%
2012-13
80.0%
Student Outcomes
Average time (in years) to degree for undergraduate degrees
Average number of years to earn bachelor's degrees for students who begin and end their baccalaureate program at JMU. Full-Time entering freshmen only included.
1999-00
4.19
2011-12
4.34