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State Appropriations per Full-Time Equivalent Student

The total amount of funds appropriated by the state to public universities divided by FTE students.  Appropriations means the amount of money appropriated or given to each university from the State of Michigan for each school year. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

 

Administrative Spending per Full-Time Equivalent Student

An institution’s administrative spending divided by the number of FTE students. Administrative spending includes expenses for general administrative services, central executive-level activities concerned with management and planning, legal and fiscal operations, space management, employee records, purchasing services, and public relations and development. The Integrated Post-Secondary Data System (IPEDS) labels this metric “institutional support.” Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Critical Skills Degrees Awarded

The number of degrees and certificates awarded in critical skills areas, such as medicine, engineering, mathematics, technology, and other sciences. The degrees in this category include: Agriculture, Agricultural Operations, and Related Sciences; Architecture and Related Services; Natural Resources and Conservation; Communications Technology/Technicians and Support Services; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Engineering; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; Military Technologies and Applied Sciences; Physical Sciences; Science Technologies/Technicians; Construction Trades; Mechanic & Repair Technologies/Technicians; Precision Production; Transportation & Materials Moving; and Health Professions and Related Programs Sciences. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014.

Note: There is no universal definition of “critical skills” completions, and each use of this concept depends on the goals guiding the effort. This performance tracker measures critical skills completions using a definition and methodology that differs from the state’s performance funding model in several ways.

First, the performance tracker includes advanced degrees and certificates, while the performance funding model only includes undergraduate completions. Second, the performance tracker reports the number of completions, while the performance funding model applies weights based on the normal time required for completion. Last, the performance tracker represents one year of completions, while the performance funding model represents a two-year average of completions.

Graduation Rate

The percentage of undergraduate students starting six years prior who have completed a bachelor’s degree in six years or less. For example, the 2014 metric measures all students who started their undergraduate education in fall 2007 and completed a bachelor’s degree by 2014. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Instructional Spending per Full-Time Equivalent Student

An institution’s total instructional spending divided by the number of FTE students. Instructional spending includes general academic instruction, occupational and vocational instruction, community education, preparatory and adult basic education, and regular, special, and extension sessions. It also includes expenses for both credit and non-credit activities. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities. 

Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the percentage of full-time students from the previous academic year who return in the fall. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2008 to FY 2014 (fall 2007 to fall 2013).

Student to Administrative Staff Ratio

The number of FTE students divided by the number of FTE administrative staff members. Administrative staff members complete management functions at a university. This metric shows the average number of students at a university per administrative staff member. Annual growth for this metrics is for FY 2013 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Student to Instructional Staff Ratio

The number of FTE students divided by the number of total instructional staff members. Staff who are considered to be instructional are those who spend the majority of their time teaching students. This is a stand-in for average class size. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2006 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Total Degrees Awarded

The number of associate, bachelor, and advanced degrees awarded by each university. This metric includes students who have completed two degrees, but does not double count students who have a dual major but earn only one degree. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014.

Total Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment

The total number of full time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an institution in the fall. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014 (fall 2003 to fall 2013). See technical notes for more information from the universities.

 

 

Average Net Price for In-State Students Receiving Aid

The average cost of attending each university (includes tuition, technology fees, and room and board) for students who receive grant or scholarship aid. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2007 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities. 

Pell Grants

Scholarships awarded at the federal level to students whose families have below a threshold level of income or are disadvantaged in another way. Growth for this metric is for FY 2009 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Total Cost of Attendance for In-State Students

The published undergraduate tuition and other attendance costs for Michigan residents. Other attendance costs include average cost of living on campus (if campus housing is available), books, and other expenses. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2007 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.


 

 

 

Average Salary for Full-Time Instructional Staff

The trend in average salary for full-time instructional staff in constant 2016 dollars. This does not include graduate student instructors. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014.

Core University Expenditures

Core expenditures are the expenditures each university makes every year to fulfill its mission. These include expenditures on instruction, research, student services, public service, administrative needs, and other expenses, such as interest expenses and depreciation. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Core University Revenues

Core revenues are the revenues each university raises each year to pay for its core expenditures. These revenue sources include tuition paid by students and their families, state appropriations, investment income, grants and contracts awarded by governments and private entities, and other revenues, such as donor gifts. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014. See technical notes for more information from the universities.

Residency of Freshman Students

The share of first-year students coming to a university from inside and/or outside the state. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2005 to FY 2015 (fall 2004 to fall 2014).

Total Public Service Expenditures

The amount of money a university spends on public service. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014.

Total Research Expenditures

The amount of money a university spends on research. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014.

Total Salary and Benefit Expenditures
The total amount a university spends on salaries and benefits for all employees, except hospital employees. Annual growth rate for this metric is for FY 2004 to FY 2014.

 

 

 

 

Appropriations per Full-Time Equivalent Student

The total amount of funds appropriated by the state to public universities divided by FTE students. State spending on public universities is shown in 2016 dollars.

Appropriations per College-Age Resident

Total statewide appropriations to public universities divided by the number of college-age residents in each state.

Average Debt for Graduating Seniors

The average amount of debt for seniors graduating from public universities. Average debt is shown in 2016 dollars.

Critical Skills Degrees and Certificates

The number of degrees awarded in critical skills areas, such as medicine, engineering, mathematics, technology, and other sciences in each state.

Critical Skills Degrees and Certificates per Capita

The number of degrees awarded in critical skills areas, such as medicine, engineering, mathematics, technology, and other sciences awarded per 10,000 people in each state.

Degrees and Certificates Awarded per Capita

This metric shows the number of degrees and certificates awarded per 10,000 people in each state. It provides context for degrees and certificates awarded by public universities in each state by taking each state’s size into account.

Retirement Plans at Michigan's Public Universities

The types of retirement plans currently and previously offered at each public university.

Total Degrees and Certificates

The total number of degrees and certificates awarded in each state.