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The performance measures for the university are tracked by the Office of Institutional Research. These measures of critical functions provide insight into the changing nature of the institution. The measures are grouped into many categories:

  • Student Success- employment rates, licensure exam pass rates, etc.
  • Demographics- residency, ethnicity, gender, degrees awarded, etc.
  • Efficiency- expenditures, room utilization, management standards.
  • Quality- students, faculty, instruction.
  • Resources- research & public service, appropriations, endowments.
  • Satisfaction- responses from student surveys.
  • Student Persistence- student retention rates, graduation rates, time to degree.
  • Costs- tuition and fees.
  • Financial Aid- loans, grants, scholarships, awards.

Higher Education Opportunity Act (Restructuring)

Governor Robert McDonnell established the "Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment." Based on the report from this commission, the Higher Education Opportunity Act was passed by the 2011 General Assembly. The purpose of the Act is to significantly increase college attainment with a goal of 100,000 new undergraduate degrees by 2025. The Act also seeks to address basic operational and instructional funding, per-student enrollment funding, need-based financial aid, targeted economic and innovation incentives, a higher education "Rainy Day" fund, institutional six-year plans, and increasing high demand degrees through public-private partnerships. As the coordinating body for the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education, SCHEV will be instrumental in implementing policies to achieve these goals.

JMU's Six Year Plan

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