The Madison Plan Measures of Performance

To evaluate the progress on the university's 2014-2020 strategic plan, key measures were identified and targets were set. These measures will be tracked and data updated as the information becomes available. See highlights of selected strategic performance measures in the graphic below.

View the Madison plan key performance measures.

Mission: We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision: To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Values: Academic Quality, Community, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity and Student Focus

Fostering Academic Quality and Student Engagement
83% graduatino rate

Graduation Rate

JMU's Six-Year Graduation Rate has consistently exceeded 80% over the decade. In 2017, JMU boasted the third highest six-year graduation rate among Virginia four-year public institutions.

2020 Target: 80%

Source: Office of Institutional Research

16 to 1 student faculty ratio

Student-Faculty Ratio

The University has maintained a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio since 2009-10, even with enrollment increasing over 15% during that same period.

2020 Target: 16:1

Source: Office of Institutional Research

An athlete with 88%

Athlete Graduation Rate

Graduation rates for JMU athletes have met or exceeded the overall graduation rate, increasing to 88% in 2017-18.

2020 Target: 85%

Source: Office of Institutional Research

28% study abroad

Study Abroad

28.5% of JMU students studied abroad in 2016-17. It marks a 5.7% increase in study abroad participation since 2009-10.

2020 Target: 33%

Source: Office of Institutional Research

Growing Resources and Supporting Academics

A pencil with 80 cent over it

Instructional and Academic Support

JMU spends approximately 80 cents of every dollar designated for educational expenses on instruction and other forms of academic support.

2020 Target: 71.5 to 74%

Source: Office of Institutional Research

A heart with 21,137 written on it

Donors

The number of donors for JMU has risen from 13,367 in 2009 to 21,137 in 2016, an increase of 54% in 7 years.

2020 Target: 25,800

Source: University Advancement

Endowmnet chart

Endowment

JMU is committed to growing its endowment above 100 million dollars by 2020. The University's endowment has increased steadily from $40 million in 2009 to $93.1 million in 2016.

2020 Target: >$100 Million

Source: JMU Foundation

Improving Access, Opportunity and People Development

Diversity chart showing growth to 20.9 percent in 2017-18

Diversity

The population of JMU students who identify as non-white has increased each of the past three years.

2020 Target: Increase Annually

Source: Office of Institutional Research

Undergraduate student debt chart with 2015-16 graduates averaging $27,681 and Virginia state average $28,703.

Undergraduate Student Debt

In 2016-17, JMU graduates accumulated an average debt of $27,681 while the Virginia state average for undergraduate student debt was $28,703.

Light bulb with 45,675 written underneath

Learning Centers

Students visited JMU's Learning Centers over 45,000 times in 2017-18, almost 4 times the number of visits in 2009-10.

2020 Target: Increase Annually

Source: JMU Learning Centers

Maintaining Consistently Strong Student Satisfaction

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Student Satisfaction

96% of continuing students surveyed in 2017-18 expressed satisfaction with JMU in general. This percentage has been consistently above 90% since 2009-10.

2020 Target: Continue Monitoring

Source: Office of Institutional Research

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Safety and Security

96% of students indicated on the 2017-18 Continuing Students Survey that they were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with personal security/safety at JMU.

2020 Target: Continue Monitoring

Source: Office of Institutional Research

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Buildings and Grounds

95% of students indicated on the 2017-18 Continuing Student Survey that they were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with JMU buildings and grounds.

2020 Target: Continue Monitoring

Source: Office of Insitutional Research

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