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Textual and visual summaries of key indicators in the Gallaudet Strategic Plan 2010-2015 and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) metrics.
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New Undergraduate Enrollment Fall 2017
First-time freshmen, transfers, and second-degree students
Target: 250 (Set by Gallaudet University)
New Graduate Enrollment Fall 2017
New degree-seeking graduate students
Target: 180 (Set by Gallaudet University)
Actual: 199 students
Undergraduate Fall 2017 Enrollment
Target: 1000 (Set by Gallaudet University)
Actual: 1111 students
Graduate Fall 2017 Enrollment
Target: 440 (Set by GPRA Measure 1.3)
Actual: 437 students
Dorm Occupancy Rate, Fall 2017
The percentage is calculated on optimal occupancy. Some lounges were converted into temporary dorm rooms, allowing for occupancy greater than 100%.
Target: 95% (Set by Gallaudet University)
Actual: 97% dorms occupied
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Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 First-time Freshmen Cohort Retention
Returned 2nd Year
Target: 75% (Set by GPRA Measure 1.6)
Actual: 63% students retained
First-time Freshmen 2011 Cohort Six-Year Graduation Rate
Target: 40% (Set by GPRA Measure 1.10)
Actual: 53% students graduated
Level of Academic Challenge Reported on the Spring National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The NSSE survey is administered every spring nationally; Gallaudet University has participated in Spring 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. As of 2014, the Academic Challenge component of the survey changed from one Academic Challenge measure to four Academic Challenge measures: Higher-Order Learning, Reflective & Integrative Learning, Learning Strategies, and Quantitative Reasoning.
Level of Academic Challenge by First-Year Students on the Spring 2012 NSSE
Target: 52.8 (Set by Gallaudet University)
Actual: 52.9 score on Academic Challenge subscale
Higher-Order Learning Reported by First-Year Students and Seniors on the Spring 2017 NSSE
Target: Baseline to be set
Actual: 35.4 for First-year Students and 38.7 for Seniors
Reflective & Integrative Learning Reported by First-Year Students and Seniors on the Spring 2017 NSSE
Actual: 34.3 for First-year Students and 39.7 for Seniors
Learning Strategies Reported by First-Year Students and Seniors on the Spring 2017 NSSE
Actual: 34.6 for First-year Students and 30.3 for Seniors
Quantitative Reasoning Reported by First-Year Students and Seniors on the Spring 2017 NSSE
Actual: 26.0 for First-year Students and 27.4 for Seniors
Employment Rate of Class of 2015 Alumni
Employed full-time or part-time during their first year after graduating with a bachelor's degree.
Target: 50% (Set by GPRA Measure 3.1)
Actual: 70% alumni are employed
Pursuing Additional Education Rate of Class of 2015 Alumni
Those in full-time or part-time educational programs or pursuing internships, practicum, and other unpaid educational experiences during their first year after graduating with a bachelor's degree.
Target: 45% (Set by GPRA Measure 3.2)
Not Employed or Pursuing Additional Education Rate of Class of 2015 Alumni
Those who are unemployed (including those who are actively seeking work and those that are not) and also not pursuing additional education.
Target: 5% (Set by GPRA Measure 3.3)
Federal Cost Per Graduate, Fiscal Year 2017
Six-year average Federal appropriations divided by number of degree recipients each year
Target: $264K (Set by GPRA Measure 4.1)
Actual: $229K per graduate
Total Educational Cost Per Gallaudet Graduate, Fiscal Year 2017
Six-year average of total educational costs divided by number of graduates in the current year
Target: $314K (Set by GPRA Measure 4.2)
Actual: $266K per graduate
Grants and Contracts Applied For, Fiscal Year 2017
The request and receipt of external sponsorship for research and scholarly projects is managed by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Target: (No target amount set by Gallaudet University)
Grants and Contracts Awarded, Fiscal Year 2017
Actual: $2.1M awarded
Source: Office of Institutional Research
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