Grand Valley State University
Office of Institutional Analysis

According to State School Aid Act of 1979 Sec. 245(3),

A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SHALL PROVIDE A DASHBOARD OR REPORT CARD DEMONSTRATING THE UNIVERSITY'S PERFORMANCE
IN SEVERAL "BEST PRACTICE" MEASURES. THE DASHBOARD OR REPORT CARD SHALL INCLUDE AT LEAST ALL OF THE
FOLLOWING FOR THE 3 MOST RECENT SCHOOL YEARS FOR WHICH THE DATA ARE AVAILABLE:
 (A) ENROLLMENT.
 (B) STUDENT RETENTION RATE.
 (C) SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATES.
 (D) NUMBER OF PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS AND GRADUATING PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS.
 (E) GEOGRAPHIC ORIGINATION OF STUDENTS, CATEGORIZED AS IN STATE, OUT-OF-STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL.
 (F) FACULTY TO STUDENT RATIOS AND TOTAL UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE TO STUDENT RATIOS.
 (G) TEACHING LOAD BY FACULTY CLASSIFICATION.
 (H) GRADUATION OUTCOME RATES, INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.

Data are provided below. Additional information can be found on our Accountability, Disclosures, and Institutional Analysis web pages.


(A) ENROLLMENT

  Undergraduate Graduate Total
Fall 2017 21,937 3,112 25,049
Fall 2018 21,680 2,997 24,677
Fall 2019 21,112 2,921 24,033


(B) STUDENT RETENTION RATE

Percentage of new degree-seeking freshmen who return to GVSU one year after their initial fall semester

2016 to 2017 82.9%
2017 to 2018 84.5%
2018 to 2019 84.5%


(C) SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATES

6-year graduation rate as defined in federal IPEDS reporting

2010 Cohort 66.3%
2011 Cohort 65.3%
2012 Cohort 66.1%


(D) NUMBER OF PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS AND GRADUATING PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS

  Enrolled Graduated
2015-16 7,347 2,126
2016-17 6,897 2,151
2017-18 6,926 2,140


(E) GEOGRAPHIC ORIGINATION OF STUDENTS, CATEGORIZED AS IN STATE, OUT-OF-STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL

Undergraduate Students

  In-state Out-of-state International
Fall 2017 20,194 1,508 235
Fall 2018 19,862 1,600 218
Fall 2019 19,234 1,666 212

Graduate Students

  In-state Out-of-state International
Fall 2017 2,777 162 173
Fall 2018 2,664 179 154
Fall 2019 2,594 191 136

All Students

  In-state Out-of-state International
Fall 2017 22,971 1,670 408
Fall 2018 22,526 1,779 372
Fall 2019 21,828 1,857 348


(F) FACULTY TO STUDENT RATIOS AND TOTAL UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE TO STUDENT RATIOS

  Students per Faculty Member Students per Employee
2016-17 14.4 8.1
2017-18 14.2 8.0
2018-19 13.9 7.8


(G) TEACHING LOAD BY FACULTY CLASSIFICATION

The baseline expectation for teaching normally shall be 9 credit hours per semester over the course of the academic year, in addition to other teaching-related work. Typically, these 9 hours will represent three 3-credit-hour courses, but each unit, with the approval of its dean, shall determine the number of courses that are required to meet the baseline expectation when any or all of the courses are other than 3 credits. Each unit, with the approval of its dean, shall also determine equivalencies of studios, labs, rehearsals, team-teaching, distance education, supervision of theses or student research, clinical or internship supervision, independent study or reading courses, and other such formal teaching activities. Normally, no more than three different course preparations will be required of any faculty member in any semester.

All faculty are also expected to engage in basic, applied, or pedagogical scholarship or creative activity as determined by the expectations of the unit, college, and profession. A faculty member's baseline workload includes service to the unit, college, and university as well as to the community/profession.

In their annual faculty workload plan, every faculty member shall select a significant focus of activities beyond the baseline expectations established by the unit in the areas of teaching, scholarship or creative activity, or service. This focus shall require approximately the same amount of time as teaching a 3 credit hour, or standard course per semester; it shall not have been counted as part of the baseline 9 hour per semester teaching load or have been compensated externally or additionally.



(H) GRADUATION OUTCOME RATES, INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

  Employed Enrolled in Graduate School
2015-16 85.0% 8.4%
2016-17 85.0% 10.7%
2017-18 87.0% 11.4%

Many of the Michigan public universities do not routinely and systematically survey all their graduating seniors to gather data for a reliable response to this metric. At present there is no common core set of questions and no consistent date for survey administration. Depending on the institution and the timing, response rates may be low and also biased towards students who have been successful in either entering the workforce or a graduate program. While institutions are making an effort to report the data that is available to them, care should be taken in interpreting the results



According to State School Aid Act of 1979 Sec. 245(7),

A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SHALL COLLECT AND REPORT THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS WHO
COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID, BROKEN OUT BY UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL
CLASSIFICATIONS, TO THE CENTER AND POST THE INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE UNDER THE BUDGET TRANSPARENCE ICON PAGE.
 UndergraduateGraduate/Professional
NumberPercentNumberPercent
Fall 2017 17,383 79.2% 1,654 53.1%
Fall 2018 17,218 79.4% 1,606 53.6%
Fall 2019 16,745 79.3% 1,562 53.5%