Scorecard

Student Success and Access

Metric Baseline 2017 Data 2018 Data 2019 Data 2020 Data  2021 Target 2022 Target Progress
One (1) Year FTFT* Undergraduate Retention Rate
(FactBook 2015-2016/FactBook 2016-2017/FactBook 2017-2018/FactBook 2018-2019/FactBook 2019-2020)
73%
2014
Cohort
 73%
2015
Cohort
78% 

2016
Cohort

 74%

2017
Cohort

74%
2018
Cohort
76%
2019
Cohort

81%
Blue Arrow pointing up to indicate on track to meet target
Six (6) Year FTFT Graduation Rate
(FactBook 2015-2016/FactBook 2016-2017/FactBook 2017-2018/FactBook 2018-2019/FactBook 2019-2020)
35%
2009
Cohort
 38%
2010
Cohort
40%
2011
Cohort
44%

2012
Cohort

46%
2013
Cohort
45%
2014
Cohort

45%
Star indicating met/on target
One (1) Year FTFT Undergraduate Retention Rate for Pell Eligible Students
(IR Freshman Cohort Retention Report)
71%
2014
Cohort
 69%
2015
Cohort
75%

2016
Cohort

 71%
2017
Cohort
69%
2018
Cohort
72%
2018
Cohort

81%
Blue Arrow pointing up to indicate on track to meet target
Student/Faculty Ratio
(Common Data Set  2015-2016/Common Data Set 2016-2017/Common Data Set 2017-2018/Common Data Set 2018-2019)
20:1
Fall 2015
 20:1
Fall
2016
18:1
Fall
2017
18:1
Fall
2018
17:1
Fall
2019
17:1
Fall
2020
20:1 Star indicating met/on target
Percent of disciplines where USA scores above national average on license/exit tests** 85%  92% 82%  92% 82% 82% 90% Yellow Arrow pointing right indicating no change

FTFT= First Time Full Time Undergraduates

** Includes:  Social Work, Audiology, Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiologic Sciences, Speech Pathology, Medicine, and Nursing (MSN, Accelerated, and Traditional tracks).

Research and Graduate Education

Metric Baseline 2017
Data
2018
Data
2019
Data
2020
Data
2021 Data 2022 Target Progress
Number of awards received from external agencies 283
FY 2015
300
FY 2016
298
FY 2017
323
FY 2018
294
FY 2019
338
FY 2020
336 Star indicating met/on target

Number of students funded from external grants, gifts, or contracts



- Undergraduate


- Graduate

AY 2015 


208


101

 AY 2016


185


99 

 AY 2017


230


95

 AY 2018


245


80

AY 2019


259


72

AY 2020


262


142

AY2020


251


121



Star indicating met/on target

Star indicating met/on target

Percentage of South Alabama projects involved in multidisciplinary research across college and department lines 6%
FY
2015
 13%
FY
2016
9%
FY
2017
5%
FY
2018

2%
FY
2019

4%
FY
2020

15% Blue Arrow pointing up to indicate on track to meet target
Develop a new graduate degree program bi-annually -(FactBook 2015-2016-baseline
FactBook 2016-2017- added  *Sport Management / FactBook 2017-2018- added  * Rehabilitation Sciences-Speech Language Pathology, MS Rehabilitation Sciences-Occupational Therapy, MS and  Physical Therapy, M.S. for International Students, MS in Systems Engineering)

47
Fall
2015

48
Fall
2016

48
Fall
2017

51
Fall
2018

51
Fall
2019

52
Fall
2020

49

Star indicating met/on target

Average of peer-reviewed publications, books, and juried works to full, associate, and assistant professors in the Humanities and Arts (*English, History, Modern and Classical Languages & Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts) 1.75
2015 Annual Report
3.28*
2016 Annual Report
3.10
2017 Annual Report
3.26
2018 Annual Report

3.18 2019
Annual Report

2.97 2020
Annual Report

3.4 Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground
*The definition of juried works was adjusted in 2017.

University Community

Metric Baseline 2017
Data
2018
Data
2019
Data
2020
Data
2021
Data
2022
Target
Progress
Number of unique service-learning courses 83
AY 2015
 51
AY 2016
46
AY 2017
64
AY 2018
77
AY 2019
0
AY 2020
91 Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground
Attendance at Music and Theater Events at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 9,818
AY 2015
 8,987
AY 2016
10,838
AY 2017
11,178
AY 2018
12,811
AY 2019
6,483
AY 2020
10,482 Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground
Attendance at Athletic Events 200,505
AY 2015
 210,159
AY 2016
206,329
AY 2017
193,528
AY 2018

193,927
AY 2019

74,018
AY2020

262,500 Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground
*Athletic events operated under 25% capacity restriction due to Covid-19. **Number impacted by COVID-19 guidelines.

Global Engagement

Metric Baseline 2017
Data
2018
Data
2019
Data
2020
Data
2021
Data
2022
Target
Progress
The number of non-resident
international students enrolled
(FactBook 2015-2016/FactBook 2016-2017/FactBook 2017-2018)
71
Fall 2017
N/A
Global USA
began
Spring 2017
*Fall 2017
data used
for Baseline.
76
Fall 2018
89
Fall 2019
46
Fall 2020
300
Fall 2021
Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground

The number of countries and average
number of new non-resident international
students per country (I.R.)

 


-Countries


-Average number of students per country

 Fall
2017

 



25


3

N/A
Global USA
began
Spring 2017
*Fall 2017
data used
for Baseline.

 Fall 2018

 



25


3

Fall 2019

 



29


3

 Fall 2020

 



32


1.4

Fall 2021

 



60


5

 

 

 

 

Blue Arrow pointing up to indicate on track to meet target
Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground

Number of students earning the global
engagement certificate (established Fall 2017)
NA

N/A
begins
Fall 2017

8 3 8 6 5 Star indicating met/on target
Percentage of students participating in study
abroad programs
*actual number of students
1.58%

*175
AY 2015

 1.95%

*226
AY 2016

2.15%

*292
AY 2017

2.21%
*298
AY 2018

**.63%
*91
AY2019

**.13%
*19
AY2020
3% Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground
Number of formal active collaborations with
foreign universities as indicated by faculty/
student exchanges or research/scholarly
collaborations

10
2015
 
18
2016

45
2017

61
2018

70
2019

88
2020

21

Star indicating met/on target
*Percentage of students participating in study abroad programs including actual numbers. **Number impacted by COVID19

Excellence in Healthcare

Metric Baseline
CY17 Data
2019
CY18 Data
2020
CY19 Data
2021
CY20 Data
2022
Target
Progress
Eight (8) indicators of healthcare associated infections are within acceptable range (CW and UH) 5 within range 3 within range 3 within range 
1 close to target
3 within range 
1 close to target
6 within range Yellow Arrow pointing right indicating no change

Percentage of patients willing to
recommend facility or providers

Children's and Women's


University Hospital


USA Physicians Group


Mitchell Cancer Institute

 


83%


76%


94%


96%

 


83%


74%


93%


No Data

 


78.3%


70.4%


95.6%


97.9%

 


77.3%


68.3%


*TBD%


98.9%

 


85%


85%


95%


97%

 


Red Arrow Pointing Down to indicate losing ground


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Star indicating met/on target.

Percentage of Serious Safety Events
(CW and UH)

 3.0%  4.1% 0.2% 0.01% 2.5%  Star indicating met/on target

*Transitioning survey systems; data unavailable until transition complete.

Progress Icon Key

Met/On targetStar indicating met/on target

On track to meet targetBlue Arrow pointing up

No changeYellow Arrow pointing right indicating no change

Losing groundRed arrow pointing down