• Pathway to Success
    2009 - 2016
  • Pathway to Success
    2009 - 2016
  • Pathway to Success
    2009 - 2016
  • Pathway to Success
    2009 - 2016

This site serves as a historical archive for "The Pathway to Success" strategic plan that began in 2009 and was completed in 2016. The new ISU strategic plan is called "There's More to Blue".

Strategic Plan Primary Benchmarks

Goal 1: Increase enrollment and student success 2009 2014 2015 2016
Total student headcount 10,534 13,183 13,584 13,565
Total FY degree production 2,171 2,201 2,488 2,661
Total new freshmen headcount 1,801 2,735 2,772 2,463
Total degrees per 100 FTEs 24.6 19.4 20.6 22
First year retention rate 63.9% 64.5% 64.2% 64.2%
Four year graduation rate  20.5% 19.3% 23.4% 25.7%
Six year graduation rate 40.4% 39.5% 40.9% 36.7%
Goal 2: Advance experiential learning 2009 2014 2015 2016
Number of Internships for the fiscal year --- 4,049 4,129 2,740
Number of Juniors & Seniors "engaged" with the Career Center --- 241 350 528
Number of students involved in Undergraduate Research --- 1029 1,188 1,075
% of Seniors responding to the Post -- Graduation Career Center Survey --- 56% 80% 79%
Seniors that have had an experiential learning component 1,089 2,714 2,757 2,929
Degree programs with a required significant experiential learning component --- 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of graduates who participate in experiential learning within their major 75% 100% 100% 100%
Goal 3: Enhance community engagement 2009 2014 2015 2016
Overall Rank in Washington Monthly National University Rankings --- 30 20 71
Community Service Rank Washington Monthly National University Rankings --- 3 1 8
US President Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll -- With Distinction Yes Yes - wD Yes -wD NA
Impact on the Ryves Neighborhood ---- need to define a metric --- --- --- ---
% of Federal Work Study money used for Community Service 13% 52% 30% 42%
Yearly student participation rate in Community Engagement activities 6,210 9,676 9,300 NA
Leadership/Volunteer positions that faculty and staff have in community, social, and economic development groups --- NA 84% 80%
United Way support --- $63,000 $63,000 ---
Jobs created in conjunction with the local SBDC --- 88 / 90 --- NA
Goal 4: Strengthen & leverage programs of distinction & promise 2009 2014 2015 2016
Enrollment in new certificate/degree programs or professional development courses --- 322 315 475
Number of external organizations served --- 353 312 193
Number of external persons served --- 17,060 28,674 42,148
External grants and contracts awarded ($'s) --- $92,247 $1,048,677 $219,728
Fee from services --- $158,605 $544,369 $205,477
Goal 5: Diversify revenue - philanthropy, contracts and grants 2009 2014 2015 2016
Grants and contracts awarded $8,517,646 $8,175,315 $10,095,100 $7,829,809
Total gross tuition and fees $71,333,669 $104,427,718 $111,506,345 $1,149,761
Foundation funds expended on behalf of ISU $8,171,990 $4,910,651 $5,339,032

$4,517,536

Total number of donors to ISU Foundation 8,503 7,114 6,410 6,808
Goal 6: Recruit & retain great faculty & staff 2009 2014 2015 2016
Percent of insured employees participating in health screenings --- 88% 89/81 89/71
Percent of insured employees tobacco free or participating in tobacco cessation program --- 85% 81% 84/76
Number of African American and Hispanic fulltime faculty 21 36 34 32
Percentage of female full professors to total full professors 25% 33% 32% 31%
Percentage of faculty making 90% or more of target salaries 60% 100% 100% 100%
New faculty hires obtaining tenure in 7 years 60% 27% 39% 56%
Six-year retention rate for EAP and support staff, combined 42% 35% 33% 28%