Information and Description of Dashboard Indicators


Core Indicators

# Indicator Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
1 Average SAT Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Relative quality of new 1st-time full-time freshmen Peers 2 MHEC Form S-11, reported by USM Institutions IR IPEDS
2 6-year graduation rate Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Relative quality of new 1st-time full-time freshmen & their success in college Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
3 Second-year retention rate Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Relative quality of new freshmen & their success in their freshman year Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
4 African-Americans, Hispanics, & Native Americans as % of total undergraduates Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Diversity & Inclusion Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
5 % of applicants admitted (new freshmen & transfer students) Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment % of actual demand that is being met by USM institutions 1 USM: Application Information System (MHEC)
6 Maryland community college transfers Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Number of Maryland community college transfers served by USM institutions 1 USM: Enrollment Information System (MHEC)
7 Resident undergraduate tuition & fees Affordability Affordability, rates of increase in tuition & fees for full-time resident undergraduates. N/A 1 Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle of Higher Education
8 Percent of undergraduates receiving financial aid Affordability Affordability Institution 1 USM: Financial Aid Information System (MHEC)
9 Average undergraduate debt burden upon graduation Affordability Peers 2 U.S. News College Compass Web Access U.S. News College Compass Web Access
10 Average undergraduate alumni giving rate Alumni Alumni engagement with institution after graduation 2 CAE, Voluntary Support of Education CAE, Voluntary Support of Education
21 Average faculty salary Faculty Relative financial attractiveness of institution for attracting outstanding faculty Peers 1 AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries
22 Weighted average faculty salary %ile Faculty Relative financial strength in attracting outstanding faculty Board 1
23 Awards per 100 full-time faculty (over 5-year period) Faculty Third-party validation of the quality, reputation & promise of faculty members & their research 1 USM, Admin. & Finance for awards; AAUP for faculty members
24 Student to faculty ratio Faculty Number of faculty available to students. Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
31 Total R&D expenditures per full-time faculty Economic Development Contribution of R&D expenditures as a tool of economic development Peers 2 NSF for R&D expenditures; AAUP for number of faculty
32 U.S. Patents issued Economic Development University"s contribution to economic development, since patent protection is important in providing the incentive for companies to commercialize research discoveries 1
33 Adjusted gross license income received Economic Development Success of technology transfer efforts 1
34 Licenses & options executed Economic Development Commercial interest in a university"s research. Transfer of research from university to commercial interests is accomplished through the licensing of intellectual property by the institution to industry. 1
35 Upper Division STEM enrollment Workforce Development A leading indicator of future STEM production 1 USM: Enrollment Information System (MHEC)
38 Number of start-up companies Economic Development Success in economic development activities 1 Institutional Reporting
41 Expenditures for instruction as percent of total operating expenditures Stewardship Relative amount spent on instruction, which is the university's primary mission Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
42 Expenditures for administration as percent of total operating expenditures Stewardship Relative amount spent on administration, indicating how prudently the resources are used. Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
43 Fund balance increase goal achievement Stewardship Indicates effectiveness of institutional financial management. Sound financial management is a key to continued high bond ratings Board 1 USM Comptroller's office with data from USM's audited financial statements
44 Percent of fundraising goal achieved Stewardship Success of fundraising efforts Institution 1 USM Foundation
51 Classroom utilization rate Effectiveness & Efficiency Classroom use State 1 USM, Admin. & Finance, Capital Programs
52 Facilities renewal as percent of replacement value Effectiveness & Efficiency Expenditures on facilities renewal, enabling evaluation of success in meeting BOR"s goal of 2% Board 1 USM, Admin. & Finance, Capital Programs
53 Percentage of undergraduate credits generated by non-traditional methods Effectiveness & Efficiency Success in achieving BO"s policy Board 1 USM: Course Information System and Student Registration System (MHEC)
54 Time to Degree Effectiveness & Efficiency Success in shortening the overall time to degree 1 USM: Enrollment Information System and Degree Information System (MHEC)
55 Teaching workload: courses per FTE faculty Effectiveness & Efficiency Success in achieving BOR policy of increasing teaching workload Board 2 USM: Annual Report on the Instructional Workload of the USM Faculty

External Fiscal Indicators

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
EF1-1 Funding guideline percent achieved % of the peer target which is attained by each USM institution. A proxy for quality. N/A 0 USM: Budget Office
EF1-2 Operating expenditures per FTE student A proxy for quality of a university, assuming that quality is related in part to the dollars spent per student Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
EF1-3 State appropriations per FTE student State appropriations per adjusted FTE student Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS

Systemwide Indicators

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
S11 Percent of Maryland market share (public/private/community colleges) Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Success of USM in maintaining its market share of students attending college in Maryland N/A 1 MHEC, Trend Book; USM, Admin. & Finance, Opening Fall Enrollment data
S12 Institutional financial aid for undergraduates as percent of undergraduate tuition revenue Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Whether increases in institutional financial aid to undergraduates are keeping up with increases in undergraduate tuition & fees N/A 1 USM: Financial Aid Information System (MHEC) and USM Budget Office
S13 Institutional financial aid for undergraduate students (Millions) Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Degree of commitment to financial aid N/A 1 USM: Financial Aid Information System (MHEC)
S2 6-year graduation rate Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Relative quality of new 1st-time full-time freshmen & their success in college Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
S21-1 Average faculty salary (Research universities) Faculty Ability to attract outstanding faculty Peers 1 AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries
S21-2 Average faculty salary (Master's universities) Faculty Ability to attract outstanding faculty Peers 1 AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries
S22 Weighted average faculty salary %ile Faculty Relative strength in attracting outstanding faculty Board 1 AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries AAUP, Annual Survey of Faculty Salaries
S3 Second-year retention rate Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Relative quality of new freshmen & their success in their freshman year Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
S32 U.S. Patents issued Economic Development University's contribution to economic development, since patent protection is important in providing the incentive for companies to commercialize research discoveries N/A 1 AUTM, Licensing Survey
S34 Licenses & options executed Economic Development Commercial interest in a university's research. Transfer of research from university to commercial interests is accomplished through the licensing of intellectual property by the institution to industry. N/A 1 AUTM, Licensing Survey
S35 Upper division STEM enrollment Workforce Development N/A 1 USM: Enrollment Information System (MHEC)
S36 Number of teaching graduates Workforce Development Number of graduates in an occupation experiencing critical workforce shortages N/A 1 USM: Degree Information System (MHEC)
S37 Number of nursing graduates Workforce Development Number of graduates in an occupation experiencing critical workforce shortages N/A 1 USM: Degree Information System (MHEC)
S38 Number of start-up companies Economic Development Success in economic development activities N/A 1 Institutional reporting
S4 Minorities as percent of total undergraduate Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Access Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
S41 State appropriations per FTE student Stewardship Level of state general funds support for the university Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
S42 System Office administrative expenditures as percent of the System's total operating expenditures Stewardship Relative amount spent on administration at the System Office, an indication of how prudently the resources are used Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
S43 Unrestricted net assets to debt ratio Stewardship Financial health of an institution at fiscal year's end and indication of how well System is managing its finances N/A 1 USM: Comptroller's Office
S44 System fund balance increase: goal achievement Stewardship Indicates effectiveness of systemwide financial management. Sound financial management is a key to continued high bond ratings Board 1 USM Comptroller's office with data from USM's audited financial statements
S45 Credit Rating (Moody's) Stewardship Third party validation of the financial health of the System N/A 1 USM, Administration & Finance
S46 Percent of annual fundraising dedicated to endowment Stewardship Success of fundraising efforts N/A 1 CAE, Voluntary Support of Education
S47 Total funds raised (annual) Stewardship Success of fundraising efforts N/A 1 USM Foundation
S48 Operating expenditures per FTE student Funding A proxy for quality of a university, assuming that quality is related in part to the dollars spent per student Peers 2 IPEDS IPEDS
S49 Funding guideline percent achieved Funding % of the peer target which is attained by each USM institution. A proxy for quality. 1 USM: Admin. & Finance, Budget Office
S5 Percent of total projected demand met Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment How well projected undergraduate demand is being met by USM institutions N/A
S51 Classroom utilization Effectiveness & Efficiency Classroom use State 1
S52 Facilities renewal as percent of replacement value Effectiveness & Efficiency Expenditures on facilities renewal, enabling evaluation of success in meeting BOR's goal of 2% Board 1
S53 Percentage of undergraduate credits generated by non-traditional methods Effectiveness & Efficiency Success in achieving BOR's policy Board 1
S54 Time to Degree Effectiveness & Efficiency Success in shortening the overall time to degree N/A 1
S6 Maryland community college transfers Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Success of MD community college transfers in gaining access to USM institutions N/A 1 USM: Enrollment Information System (MHEC)
S7 Average weighted undergraduate tuition & fees Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Rates of increase in tuition & fees for full-time resident undergraduates as indicator of affordability N/A 1 Chronicle of Higher Education

Institution Specific Indicators

University of Baltimore

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
1-UB Percent of graduates who pass bar exam on initial attempt Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment 1 ABA 509 online http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org/Disclosure509.aspx
2-UB Sponsored research dollars per full-time faculty Faculty N/A 1 Reported by University of Baltimore
3-UB Percent of part-time faculty Faculty Peers 1 Reported by University of Baltimore
4-UB Number of minority students graduating annually (all levels) Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Institution 1 USM: Degree Information System (MHEC)
5-UB Percent of students who are economically disadvantaged Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Institution 1 MFR (Common Data Set -To calculate: take the total from columns 2 and 3 ( "Full-time Undergraduate (incl Fresh.)" and "Less Than Full-time Undergraduate") of H2C of the CDS and divide by the total from H2A (columns 2 and 3). S-5 (FinAid))
7-UB Percent of students involved with non-traditional learning activities Effectiveness & Efficiency N/A 1 USM: Enrollment Information System and Student Registration System(MHEC)

University of Maryland, Baltimore

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
1-UMB Passing rate on Bar (Law) exam Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Peers 1 ABA 509 online http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org/Disclosure509.aspx
10-UMB Total headcount enrollment Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Peers 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
11-UMB African-Americans, Hispanics, & Native Americans as percentage of total headcount enrollment Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Peers 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
12-UMB Graduate and first professional as percentage of total headcount enrollment Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Peers 1 Reported by UMGC
13-UMB Grant & contract awards (millions) Economic Development 1 MFR (USM Extramural Funding Report, based on data provided by ORD (includes UMBF and VA and other sources))
14-UMB Total R&D expenditures in medicine per F-T medical faculty Economic Development Institution 2 NSF, R&D Expenditures; UMB, IR office, for faculty numbers
16-UMB Number of nursing graduates (BSN, MS, PhD) Workforce Development 1 USM: Degree Information System (MHEC)
17-UMB Number of pharmacy graduates (PharmD) Workforce Development 1 USM: Degree Information System (MHEC)
18-UMB Number of dentistry grads (DDS) Workforce Development 1 USM: Degree Information System (MHEC)
2-UMB Passing rate on medical licensure exam Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment National 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
3-UMB Passing rate on nursing licensure exam Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment National 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
4-UMB Passing rate on dentistry licensure exam Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment National 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
5-UMB National ranking NIH awards to public medical schools Faculty Institution 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
6-UMB National ranking: NIH awards to public and private dental schools Faculty Institution 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore
7-UMB Number of specialty law programs ranked in top 10 nationally Faculty 1 Reported by University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland Global Campus

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
1-UMGC Total undergraduate headcount enrollment Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment Institution 1 MFR (EIS - UMUC's Office of Accreditation, Compliance, and Reporting)
10-UMGC No. of technology & management post-baccalaureates awarded Workforce Development Institution 1 Reported by UMGC
11-UMGC Operating budget savings as % of state- supported budget Effectiveness & Efficiency Institution 1 Reported by UMGC
2-UMGC African-Amer. as % of total UGs Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment 1 USM: Enrollment Information System (MHEC)
3-UMGC % of students who are economically disadvantaged Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment 1 USM: Financial Aid Information System (MHEC)
4-UMGC % of students who are 25 years of age or older Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment 1 Reported by UMGC
6-UMGC Number of stateside online courses Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment 1 Reported by UMGC
7-UMGC Number of worldwide online enrollments (students x classes enrolled in) Student: Access, Affordability, and Attainment 1 MFR (Freeze Data - UMUC's Office of Accreditation, Compliance, and Reporting)
8-UMGC Total no. of off campus or distance education enrollments Economic Development 1 Reported by UMGC

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
1-UMCES Average GRE score of incoming students directed by UMCES Faculty National Eminence/Quality 1 MFR (Office of the Vice President for Education)
2-UMCES Number of peer reviewed publications by UMCES faculty National Eminence/Quality 1 MFR ( ISI "Web of Knowledge")
3-UMCES Number of citations per peer reviewed publication National Eminence/Quality 1 MFR ( ISI "Web of Knowledge")
5-UMCES Number of UMCES-sponsored Chesapeake Bay restoration projects Workforce & Economic Development 1 UMCES Office of Research Administration (ORAA)
6-UMCES Number of K-12 teachers trained in UMCES environmental projects Workforce & Economic Development 1 MFR (Each UMCES unit has an Environmental Education lead(s) who represent their Unit. Data are maintained at Units.)
7-UMCES Number of K-12 students involved in UMCES environmnetal education projects Workforce & Economic Development 1 MFR (Each UMCES unit has an Environmental Education lead(s) who represent their Unit. Data are maintained at Units.)
8-UMCES Total R&D expenditures (000s) Workforce & Economic Development 2 National Science Foundation
9-UMCES Total R&D expenditures per Core faculty National Eminence/Quality Affordability 2 Reported by UMCES

Environmental Indicators

# Indicator_Name Indicator Category Measure Description Benchmark Set by Reporting Year Difference Indicator Value Data Source Peer Information Data Source
E1 Percent of Maryland residents with at least bachelor's degree Workforce Development 2
E12 Persons in science & engineering occupations as % of workforce Workforce Development 2
E14 Average high-tech wage Workforce Development 2
E15 High-tech establishments as % of all business establishments Economic Development 5
E16 Venture capital disbursed per $1,000 of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Economic Development 2
E17 State general funds for higher education per $1,000 of personal income Support of Higher Education 1
E18 State general funds for higher education per capita Support of Higher Education 1
E19 State general funds for higher education per headcount student Support of Higher Education 1
E2 Doctoral scientists, engineers & health professionals employed in Maryland Workforce Development 3
E22 University R&D expenditures in life sciences (millions) Research & Development 2
E23 Current population estimates (as of July 1) 1
E30 % of Maryland residents with advanced degrees or more Workforce Development 2
E4 Science & engineering doctorates awarded Workforce Development 3
E5 Per capita personal income Workforce Development 1
E6 Unemployment rate (June) Workforce Development 1
E7 Number of SBIR awards (4 yrs.) ($ millions) Economic Development 2
E8 Academic R&D expenditures in science & engineering (millions) Research & Development 2