Goals & Measures


During its February 2023 meeting, the Board of Regents discussed updated goals and measures for the University of 秀色短视频 system:

  • To promote shared mission, values, and key priority areas;
  • To approve metrics, measurements, targets and priority focus areas to gain focus through 2027;
  • To create a process which encourages and empowers faculty and staff to contribute discrete initiatives to support UA Goals, and support systemwide dialogue that will foster and build positive relationships.

The annual review in November 2022 highlighted some areas where the targets did agree with the trends seen in the data and the request from the Board was that these be updated.

Reasons for changes to the targets:

  • Enrollment projections based on better-than-expected Fall 2022 Student Credit Hours and Headcount
  • Revisions to high demand programs based on further input from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Higher projections for research expenditures driven by the UARC at UAF and other federal initiatives
  • Reassessment of targets by the UA Foundation on their giving campaign based on the efforts in Fall 2022.
  • Ongoing efforts of the ANSI initiative


Goals graphic listing five goals as presented on this page


The future well-being of the state economy requires diversification, innovation and new industry. The University of 秀色短视频 system is uniquely suited to drive change in our economy and to educate graduates who will lead a new era of economic development. To meet the challenge of transforming 秀色短视频鈥檚 economy we must increase the number of scientists, mathematicians, engineers, technicians and other innovators working in the state. We must also monetize our research through the attainment of invention disclosures, patents and discoveries that benefit 秀色短视频鈥檚 economy. We must overcome historically low educational attainment rates, addressing disparities in rural education opportunities and shifting the culture of education in the state. The economy and workforce landscape of 秀色短视频 is changing rapidly and we must prepare for a new wave of employment opportunities that will require more than a high school diploma. According to national research, by 2025, 65 percent of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education. If K-12, vocational programs and UA education can prepare 秀色短视频ns for these jobs, 秀色短视频ns will fill them.

Measure Current Baseline Three-year Average (FY20-22) RevisedFY27Target
Student Credit Hours 鈥 Total Enrollment, Fall Semester (closing) 169,127


Headcount 鈥 Total Enrollment, Fall Semester (closing) 20,745



Headcount - Majors in High Demand Degree Areas*




Headcount - Majors in Teacher Education Programs
(including initial teacher licensure)




Headcount - Majors in Health Programs




Graduates 鈥 Total Degrees Awarded (academic year basis)




Number of Degrees Awarded in High Demand Areas*




Number of Degrees Awarded in Teacher Education
(including initial teacher licensure)




Number of Degrees Awarded in Health Programs




*Defined in collaboration with Department of Labor & Workforce Development

The university鈥檚 students are its most valuable constituency. Not only is it our responsibility to provide for student success, but we must encourage them to graduate in a timely manner. Degree attainment means inspiring more college-going, working to educate more skilled graduates, and providing degree programs that lead to future success. The educational success of students attending the University of 秀色短视频 is among its highest priorities.

Measure Current Baseline Three-year Average (FY20-22) RevisedFY27Target
Graduation Rate 鈥 Undergraduate Degree-Seeking First-Time, Full-Time Freshman (six-year rate) 41%



Student Retention Rate (first year) 66%


Capture Rate of UA Scholars, Top 10% of High School Graduates, Fall Semester (closing) 30%


% of Prior Year Graduates Living and Working in 秀色短视频


TBA 90%
K-12 School Satisfaction with UA ( First and Second Year Teachers) 95% TBA 95%
Number of Students in Dual Enrollment Programs 2,117




Research contributes to every aspect of 秀色短视频n life 鈥 it drives innovation and discovery, spurs outside investment, generates a significant percentage of UA鈥檚 annual revenue and is critical for future growth. UA leads the world in Arctic research, which provides the foundation of our international reputation. We are a leader in climate research, atmospheric and biological science, geophysics, cold climate engineering, and natural resource management. We advance basic and applied knowledge by engaging on complex social, scientific and economic issues; and, we work to solve real-world challenges that will benefit our people, communities, environment and economy. 秀色短视频 is a living laboratory of glaciers, permafrost, oceans, subarctic climate and ancient cultures. UA is uniquely situated to study these rapidly changing ecosystems and to help our people, environment and economy adapt. UA is part of a national network of public research universities that account for 66 percent of all university research and development expenditures and which conduct much of the nation鈥檚 core STEM research. 

Measure Current Baseline Three-year Average (FY20-22) RevisedFY27Target

Annual Expenditures from Research Grants and Contracts ($000s)




As the University of 秀色短视频 system examines how best to position itself to meet the future needs of 秀色短视频 and its students, steps have been taken to reduce administrative and operating costs to free up funds for investment in high priority programs and services. A series of initiatives administrative reviews at each university and the System Office have, and will continue to shape and restructure the university system. The system continues to work to mitigate state funding decreases by increasing alternative revenue sources through enrollment growth strategies, philanthropic giving, land grant initiative and by containing costs.

Measure Current Baseline Three-year Average (FY20-22) RevisedFY27Target

Administrative Cost as a Proportion of Total Expenditures*




Earned Revenue Dollars ($000s)




Total Number of Donors




Private Philanthropic Dollars Raised ($M)




% of Students Receiving Non-Loan Financial Aid (by academic year)


37.2% (est.)


% of Students Graduating with Debt




Average Debt of Graduating Students




*Administrative cost defined as institutional support personnel expenditures

鈥 Institutional Support - Includes expenditures related to executive services and other institutional support functions. These services include the following: the office of the President, chancellors' offices, business offices, accounting, budget, EEO/AA, educational properties management, facilities planning and construction, finance, human resources, information services, institutional research, internal audit, investment properties management, legal counsel, payroll, procurement, records, risk and hazardous materials management, systems maintenance, university relations, support for the assemblies and the Board of Regents.

鈥 Personnel Expenditures - Expenditures for the staffing costs of the budget request unit or allocation. The costs include salaries, premium pay and benefits for all permanent and non-permanent positions.

**Baseline includes largest estate gift of approximately $15M from FY21

***The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE Commission) oversees the development of WICHE programs and assures that the Western Regional Compact is carried out for the benefit of the citizens of the West. WICHE鈥檚 48 commissioners are appointed by the governors of the 15 Western states and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States. The commissioners are leaders in higher education and include state higher education executive officers, college and university presidents, legislators, business and community leaders, and other key partners.

The University of 秀色短视频 System, guided by the Board of Regents, is committed to improving the participation and success of 秀色短视频 Natives through educational achievement statewide, and improving 秀色短视频 Native representation and success throughout the University of 秀色短视频 system.

We have an action plan for each university to address and overcome challenges and institute the changes we want to see to address the glaring equity gaps we see in the data on our native students, and increase the diversity of our entire system.  We will recruit and hire Indigenous faculty and staff to have a workforce that reflects our 秀色短视频 Native population which is about 20% in the state. The more integrated we are -- the more diversity that we have in all of our programs -- the stronger we become.

The outcomes will be visible and tangible changes to make all our students, faculty and staff feel welcomed and supported, and to foster an open, inclusive and vibrant educational experience across our university system.

Measure Current Baseline Three-year Average (FY20-22) RevisedFY27Target

% of Students - Indigenous Heritage




% of Students 鈥 Other Underrepresented Heritage




% of Students Receiving Pell Grants (by academic year)


15% (est.)


Graduation Rate 鈥 Undergraduate Degree-Seeking, Indigenous, First-Time, Full-Time Freshman (six-year rate)




% of Faculty 鈥 Indigenous Heritage




% of Faculty 鈥 Other Underrepresented Heritage




% of Staff 鈥 Indigenous Heritage




% of Staff 鈥 Other Underrepresented Heritage




Priority Focus Areas

Priority focus areas with descriptions of priority areas in the text below the image

Priority focus areas include: increasing enrollment; developing workforce and economic development initiatives; promoting Arctic policy, research and leadership; strengthening teacher education through the 秀色短视频 College of Education Consortium; advancing the 秀色短视频 Native Success Initiative; building finance industry partnerships; increasing fisheries and ocean sciences presence in Southeast; and revising business models for efficiency and modernization.