Annually OIR produces a Statistical Summary of
important information about JMU. In 1995-96 OIR placed its
first Statistical Summary on the web. Now, as information is
collected and verified, we will place new pages on our web site.
Several tables are already available in the
2001-02 Statistical Summary.
of new tables include the following. Many additional tables are
also on the Web site.
TABLE 2-1 Comparison of On-Campus Headcount Enrollment, Fall
Semester, 1966-67 through 2001-02
TABLE 2-5 Comparison of On-Campus Headcount Enrollment by
Academic Level and Full-Time/Part-Time Status, Fall Semester,
2000-01 and 2001-02
TABLE 2-7 On-Campus and Off-Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity,
Fall 1999-00 through Fall 2001-02
TABLE 2-18 Comparison of Applications for Undergraduate
Admission, Fall Semester, 1997-98 through 2001-02
TABLE 2-19 Mean SAT Scores of Entering Class, 1987-88
TABLE 2-24 Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment by Session,
1980-81 through 2000-01
TABLE 2-25 Graduation Rates for Entering Class Students,
Fall 1983-84 through Fall 1997-98
TABLE 2-26 Percent of Entering Class Students Returning
After One, Two, and Three Years at JMU, Fall 1989-90 through
TABLE 2-27 Geographic Distribution of Non-Resident Aliens by
Country and Academic Level, Fall 2001
TABLE 3-2 Total Degrees Conferred, 1986-87 through 2000-01
TABLE 3-3 Bachelor's Degrees Conferred by Major Field of
Study and CIP Code, 1997-98 through 2000-01
TABLE 3-5 Graduate Degrees Conferred by Major Field of Study
and CIP Code, 1997-98 through 2000-01
TABLE 3-6 Degrees Conferred 1909 through 2001
TABLE 3-9 On-Campus Undergraduate and Graduate Majors by
College, CIP Code and Full-Time and Part-Time, Fall 2001
Recent Additions to OIR's
and Institutional Effectiveness's Web Sites:
We have greatly updated the peer information on our web site,
including the following:
Data: Data on average faculty salaries for JMU's peer group
are displayed for 1992-93 to 2000-01. New data to appear in April
Information: Several tables of information that compare
JMU with our peers have been added. These include information
about graduation rates, finances, costs, etc.
program reviews, annual reports, and 2000-01 goals and
of Institutional Effectiveness is coordinating the development
of a web-based comprehensive planning database that is ready
for use. This system provides a single point
of entry for all strategic and operational university goals and
objectives. It can be used to display on the web unit, division,
and university goals. It encourages collaboration in the
development and reporting of goals and objectives throughout the
university. It incorporates the requirements by SACS for
the integration of Mission, planning, evaluation and assessment,
and use of results for program improvement. The module was
developed by the Madison Media
Lab. In 2001-02 development and maintenance of the Planning
Database shifts to
Technology. This was done to integrate the system with
PeopleSoft and to prepare for significant enhancements in the next
several years. Many thanks to the Media Lab for their excellent
OIR is very involved in supporting the SACS
Self-Study. OIR provides a significant amount of data for the
Self-Study as well as organizes and maintains the Self-Study online
OIR has been collecting data on faculty since
1986. A study was completed in the fall of 2001 on various
trends in faculty employment, turnover, etc. You can view the
study by clicking
Go to the bottom of the page for the link.
Each year OIR and Resource Planning submit
to SCHEV a
facilities inventory file of all space on campus. We currently
have more than 12,000 unique spaces in the file. The inventory has
been placed online so that
space can be reviewed by building. Soon we will give departments
the ability to search for space assigned to them.
OIR also creates a facilities utilization file
for SCHEV. This file is used to calculate utilization statistics
for the use of classrooms and regularly scheduled labs.
official utilization statistics were reported by SCHEV in July.
JMU again exceeded SCHEV's requirements for use of classrooms and
These statistics are part of JMU's performance measures for SCHEV.
OIR Program Review
This spring a focused program review of OIR's data
management capabilities is being conducted. Led by Dr. Robert Brookshire, the primary objective is to provide guidance to OIR
about how to manage its large data files and eventually make them
more accessible to the university community. The program review
will be completed in December.
On‑Campus Enrollment Summary
Annually the Office of
Institutional Research produces a Research Notes on fall
enrollment. This ongoing study summarizes for the campus recent
trends in enrollment. The full Research Note can be accessed
are the highlights.
enrollment increased to 15,152 in Fall 2001, up 191 students
(1.3%) from 14,961 in Fall 2000. Since reaching 15,000, JMU’s
enrollment has been intentionally stabilized and there has been
practically no growth. Enrollment increases in each of the past
two years at JMU have been negligible – around 1 percent a year to
the current enrollment of 15,152. Projections for the future,
approved recently by JMU's division heads, call for annual
increases of less than 1 percent with a target of 15,400 in 2005.
admission as entering class students increased 4.0% to 14,114 in
Fall 2001 from 13,573 in Fall 2000. Overall, the University
accepted 9,080 (64.3%) of its applicants for the entering class,
up from 8,712 (64.2%) in Fall 2000.
Mean SAT scores, using
the current recentered values, for entering class students in Fall
2001 were 578 verbal, 585 math, and 1,163 composite.
continue to decline on a percentage basis from 46.2% in 1994.
The percentage of JMU undergraduate males decreased from 42.0%
in Fall 2000 to 41.4% in Fall 2001. Thirty-eight percent of
entering freshmen were male, a decrease of one percent from Fall
increased from 609 in Fall 2000 to 651 in Fall 2001.