University Metrics

The Metrics Web page includes data regarding University priorities and dashboard metrics to provide quantitative information about the university. Listed below are several of those priorities and metrics. Although we use quantitative measures to assess progress towards measurable goals, and some quantitative measures are proxies for quality, we do not substitute these measures for quality measures. The quality of our programs rests on the excellent teaching, research, and service of the faculty and staff of Eastern Illinois University, who are dedicated to our historical values of Excellence, Accessibility, Personal Relationships, and Service. The quality of our programs: academic programs, student programs, business services and others, is assessed by other means.

To view the quantitative data, click on one of the priorities or metrics. A list of measures will appear below the priority/metric. Click on one of the measures and a chart will appear which includes the data supporting the measure. For those measures that have a goal, a red horizontal line shows on the chart to reference the goal.

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University Priorities

1. Enhance support for excellence in faculty scholarship and teaching, in particular faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities

2. Enhance service and leadership opportunities for students

3. Enhance fine arts programming and outreach

4. Enhance study abroad opportunities

5. Enhance honors programs

6. Enhance Fundraising

7. Enhance Marketing

8. Enhance Sustainability

9. Enhance Diversity (Diversity data for employees and students may be found in the Dashboard Metrics)

Dashboard Metrics


Degrees Conferred

Applications, Acceptances, Yield Rates (First-Time Freshman & Undergraduate Transfer Students)

Annual Tuition and Fees

Annual Cost of Attendance (New Undergraduates; In-State; Living On-Campus)

Faculty Demographics

Faculty Salaries (Full-time; Average Annual Salary; 2010-11 EIU data do not include raises)

Faculty Compensation (Full-time; Average Annual Compensation; 2010-11 EIU data do not include raises)

Percent of class sections which are small

Budget Trends

Employment following graduation.