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Western Michigan University Scorecard

    Western Michigan University   U.S. Public Peers
    2014 Level* Annual Growth Rate**   Average or Median   Top 20% 
State Appropriations per Full Time Equivalent Student   $4,941 -1.3%   $6,489   $9,096
    Western Michigan University   U.S. Public Peers
    2014 Level* Annual Growth Rate**   Average or Median   Top 20% 
Total Full Time Equivalent Enrollment   19,804 -2.0%   15,783   NA
               
Instructional Spending per Full Time Equivalent Student   $8,543 2.9%   $8,761   $11,347
               
Student to Instructional Staff Ratio   14 -1.5%   14   12
               
Student to Administrative Staff Ratio   228 6.0%
  72   134
               
Graduation Rate   54% -0.1%   55%   66%
               
Retention Rate   74% -0.3%   78%   86%
               
Total Degrees Awarded   5,262 -1.0%   4,085   6,083
               
Critical Skills Degrees Awarded   1,558 1.3%   1,447   2,151
               
Bachelor Degrees Awarded   3,823 -1.2%   3,158   4,375
               
Advanced Degrees Awarded   1,439 -0.6%   1,304   1,665
               
Administrative Spending per Full Time Equivalent Student   $2,081 2.9%   $2,164   $1,518
    Western Michigan University   U.S. Public Peers
    2014 Level* Annual Growth Rate**   Average or Median   Top 20% 
Total Cost of Attendance for on-Campus In-State Undergraduates   $22,381 1.3%   $22,655   $20,004
               
Average Net Price of Attendance for In-State Students Receiving Grants or Scholarships   $15,555 -1.9%   $13,983   $10,478
               
Percentage of Undergraduate Students with Federal Pell Grants   39% 10.8%   34%   40%
               
Number of Undergraduate Students with Federal Pell Grants   7,413 10.0%   4,927   8,057
    Western Michigan University   U.S. Public Peers
    2014 Level* Annual Growth Rate**   Average or Median   Top 20% 
Core University Expenditures   $472,440,122 0.9%   $393,462,411   $558,689,587
               
Instruction   35.8% 0.9%   35.6%   NA
               
Research   4.0% -3.2%   13.0%   NA
               
Public Service   2.5% -0.5%   5.3%   NA
               
Scholarships, Academic Support, and Student Services   24.9% 0.8%   21.6%   NA
               
Administrative Expenditures   8.7% 0.8%   8.8%   NA
               
Other Core Expenditures   24.1% 2.1%   15.8%   NA
               
Core University Revenues   $493,297,792 0.4%   $417,323,889   $610,465,871
               
Tuition   47.5% 2.0%   36.1%   NA
               
State Appropriations   19.8% -3.2%   24.7%   NA
               
Grants and Contracts   10.8% -1.3%   22.8%   NA
               
Investment Income   3.4% 7.8%   3.7%   NA
               
Other Core Revenues   18.6% 1.5%   12.8%   NA
               
In-State Freshman  Student Enrollment   87.4% -2.7%   74.4%   58.5%
               
Out-of-State and Foreign Freshman Student Enrollment   12.6% 1.8%   25.6%   41.5%
               
Average Salary for Instructional Staff   $81,623 0.2%   $76,128   $87,344
               
Total Salary and Benefit Expenditures   $312,345,297 0.2%   $285,238,881   $383,527,000
               
Total Research Expenditures   $19,109,124 -3.2%   $44,608,504   $82,894,581
               
Total Public Service Expenditures   $11,831,016 -0.5%   $14,008,603   $40,029,884