Although not every initiative can be measured directly, the following targets have been set to quantify the University’s aspirations and, ultimately, gauge their progress. From the current academic year, 2017-18, to academic year 2022-23, we seek to:
- Increase undergraduate enrollment from 18,388 to 23,000.
- Increase graduate enrollment from 9,254 to 12,000.
- Increase the annual number of doctoral graduates from 195 to 300.
- Increase the number of first-time-in-college freshmen from 3,177 to 3,900.
- Increase academic space from 1,781,065 square feet to 2,300,000 square feet.
- Increase tenure-system faculty from 580 to 710.
- Increase federal research expenditures from $36 million to $60 million.
- Increase the four-year graduation rate from 53% to 60%.
- Increase the six-year graduation rate from 69% to 75%.
- Increase the third quartile SAT score for incoming freshmen from 1420 to 1440 and the first quartile SAT score from 1230 to 1250.
- Increase the third quartile ACT score for incoming freshmen from 32 to 33 and the first quartile ACT score from 26 to 27.
- Increase the endowment from $502 million to $750 million.