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Key Performance Indicators

  1. Achieve Excellence through Transformative Education
  2. Cultivate and Strengthen Community Engagement
  3. Foster Innovation and Increase Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA)
  4. Be a Growing, High-Performing and Healthy University

Achieve Excellence through Transformative Education

  Baseline (Fall 2017 or FY18)Imagine 2023 (Fall 2022 or FY23)
Student Headcount 12,527 13,567
            Undergraduate Headcount 10,736 11,717
            Professional Headcount 405 425
            Graduate Headcount 1,386 1425
            New Freshmen Headcount 2,273 2600
            New Transfer Headcount 612 750
            Underrepresented Headcount 27% 32%
            Online Programs 33 46
            Off-Site Programs 15 20
            Dual Credit Headcount 497 630
            On-Campus Headcount 9,729 10,507
First-Time, Full-Time Retention Rate 77.20% 80%
            Underrep. Retention Rate 71.32% 76%
Graduation Rate    
            4-Year Graduation Rate 30.70% 35%
            6-Year Graduation Rate 55.40% 57%
            Underrep. 4-Year Grad Rate 24.43% 27%
            Underrep. 6-Year Grad Rate 46.69% 48%
Number of Accredited/Certified Programs 45 61
Graduate Placement Rate    
            Undergrad Placement Rate   95%
            Professional Placement Rate   95%
            Graduate Placement Rate   95%
Global Activities    
            Faculty/Staff Led Programs 18 28
            # Students Participating in Study Abroad 380 500
NSSE Results Information to be determined Rating of equal to or greater than peer institutions

Cultivate and Strengthen Community Engagement

  BaselineImagine 2023
Campus Climate Assessment    
            F/S: Perceptions of Institution 5.14 5.5
            F/S: Visibility (Diversity) 4.92 5.5
            F/S: Work Environment 5.77 5.5
            F/S: Overall Perceptions 5.45 5.5
            S: Perceptions of Institution 5.79 5.5
            S: Visibility (Diversity) 5.50 5.5
            S: Co-Curricular Environment 5.52 5.5
            S: Overall Satisfaction 5.68 5.5
Great Colleges to Work For Assessment    
            Survey Average 61% - Fair to Mediocre Good or Higher
            Job Satisfaction 68% - Good Good or Higher
            Shared Governance 57% - Fair to Mediocre Good or Higher
Number of Business and Industry Partnerships    
            Business/Industry Partnerships 671   939
Professional Development    
            Rank, Promotion, Tenure Success Rate 86% 85%
            Great Colleges Prof. Development Metric 67% - Good Good or Higher
Underrepresented Employees and Students    
            Underrepresented Students 27% 32%
            Underrepresented Faculty    
            Underrepresented Staff    

Foster Innovation and Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA)

  Baseline Imagine 2023
Number and Budget of Grant Proposals    
            Total 686
$173,238,092
925
$255,861,912
            By Funding Source F: 324
$146,041,997 S: 124
$14,463,196 FP: 87
$3,477,723 O: 151
$9,255,176
F: 319
$196,543,963 S: 135
$25,113,263 FP: 108
$9,279,678 O: 197
$21,925,008
Number and Budget of Research Awards    
            Total 471
$45,771,735
619
$60,365,139
            By Funding Source F: 215
$33,197,503 S: 44
$4,771,571 FP: 55
$2,185,890 O: 157
$5,616,771
F: 276
$42,577,970 S: 69
$6,748,594 FP: 70
$3,124,224 O: 199
$7,914,351
Research Expenditures    
            Total $63,465,669 $86,753,249
            By Funding Source F: $27,657,015 S: $16,607,998 FP: $1,902,290 O: $17,249,430 U: $48,936   Information to be determined  
Number of Peer-Reviewed Publications and Creative Works of SDSU Faculty    
            Peer-Reviewed Publications 431 800  
            Creative Works 1273 1650
            Open Prairie Downloads 198,901 1,000,000
Number of Patents, Licenses, Inventions, and Start-Ups    
            Number of Patents 7 21
            Number of Licenses 7 16
            Number of Inventions 20 55
            Number of Start-Ups 3 11
Number of Business and Industry Partnerships 671   939

Be a Growing, High-Performing and Healthy University

  BaselineImagine 2023
Campus Climate    
            F/S: Perceptions of Institution 5.14 5.5
            F/S: Campus Safety 5.54 5.5
            F/S: Administrative Policies 5.09 5.5
            F/S: Overall Perceptions 5.45 5.5
            S: Perceptions of Institution 5.79 5.5
            S: Campus Safety 5.65 5.5
            S: Overall Perceptions 5.68 5.5
Employee Retention    
            % Faculty Voluntary Turnover 5.37% 5-10%
            % NFE Voluntary Turnover 6.31% 5-10%
            % CSA Voluntary Turnover 11.46% 5-10%
Overall Headcount and Credit Hour Production    
            Headcount 12,527 13,567
            Credit Hour Production (SCH) 150,169.50 162,183
Philanthropic Gifts in Total Dollars   $ 425 million
Number of SDState Bold Initiatives   12

* Goals established annually for these metrics.