Key Performance Indicators and Metrics

POSSIBLE Key Performance Indicators

UNDER CONSIDERATION AND IN DISCUSSION For Adoption Concurrent with the FY22 Budget

  1. Yield of Admitted Students
  2. FTFT & Continuing Enrollment (FTE)
  3. Cohort Persistence and Progress Rates
  4. 4- and 6-year Graduation Rates
  5. Reducing the Achievement Gap
  6. Degrees Awarded by Level
  7. Career Placement Rate
  8. Percent of Full-time Faculty teaching FTFT and UG students
  9. Diversity of Instructional FTE relative to Student FTE
  10. On-Line Enrollment
  11. NSSEE Quality of the Educational Experience
  12. Sustainability of the Education Training Center
  13. Sustainability Ratios

University Metrics that Influence the Board of Trustees Key Performance Indicators


  1. Freshman class size
  2. HS GPA and ACT score for new first-time full-time freshmen
  3. Total enrollment (14-d) head-count and full-time equivalent
  4. Total annual student credit hours: lower, upper, graduate, developmental
  5. First-year retention rate
  6. Annual persistence rates (all students by cohort, etc.)
  7. Graduation rates (4- and 6-year)
  8. Degrees awarded by level
  9. NSSE Seniors rate your entire educational experience
  10. NSSE Would you go to the same institution
  11. Placement rate 6-months post-graduation
  12. Perceived value of the educational experience


  1. Student faculty ratio
  2. Teaching Faculty head-count (FT-tenured; FT-T-track; FT Inst; PT)
  3. Student credit hours % taught by full-time faculty
  4. % general education credit hours taught by full-time faculty (FT-tenured; FT-Ttrack; FT Inst; PT)
  5. Research expenditures
  6. Research expenditures by type (Federal/Institutional/Other)
  7. Diversity (% minority students & % minority faculty)
  8. Honors student headcount/graduates
  9. Experiential learning (internships/co-ops/clinicals FTE by Colleges
  10. Number and percent of courses offered via hybrid or on-line
  11. Classroom utilization rates


  1. ALANA Statistics
  2. First-year retention rate diverse students
  3. Persistence rate diverse students
  4. 4- and 6-y graduation rates diverse students
  5. Number of international students
  6. First-year retention rate of international students
  7. Persistence rates of international students
  8. 4- and 6-year graduation rates international students


  1. Revenue/Expense/Net for projected vs actual
  2. Senate Bill 6
  3. Ratings (Moody's; S&P; Fitch)
  4. Endowment assets
  5. Foundation funds to YSU
  6. Capital Campaign
  7. Energy Usage

Key Performance Indicators and Metrics would be illustrated as per the following example.

Key Performance Indicators and Metrics illustration

Additional Resources

Customized IPEDS Data

** KPIs and metrics will, as available, be stratified to reflect various aspects of diversity (first-generation student, PELL eligible, race and ethnicity)