Key Performance Indicators

The following data points and indicators were identified by the Student Affairs Assessment Team as data-driven assessments of Student Affairs Core Themes. 

The data is generally based on Institutional Research (IR) data definitions. The majority of the indicators use data pulled from periodic IR data freezes. The graphs are mostly grouped by fiscal years (FY) which start July 1 each year. Due to data availability, some graphs are grouped by academic year (AY) and are labeled as such. Averages used are averages of the entire population used for the graph (weighted average) as opposed to an average of averages.

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 * Direct measure of UAA Core Theme Indicator

Student Learning and Success

Promote scholarship, engagement, and leadership; foster a sense of belonging; and recognize the achievements of our diverse and multicultural student body.

Student Headcount

Students enrolled in Anchorage-campus courses for credit. Open and close refers to opening and closing data freezes at the beginning (just after add-drop period ends) and end of the semester.


15 Credit Load

Percent of Anchorage-campus degree-seeking students enrolled in 15 or more credits for fall and spring semesters.


Exploratory Majors

Percent of Anchorage-campus baccalaureate-degree-seeking students who are exploratory at spring closing freeze


Fall-to-fall Retention*

Percent of Anchorage-campus first-time fall-semester undergraduates who re-enroll in the subsequent fall term in at least one for-credit course. Race/ethnicity categories with less than 10 students have been removed.


Full-time Fall-to-fall Retention*

Anchorage-campus first-time full-time fall-semester undergraduates who re-enroll in the subsequent fall term for at least one for-credit course.


Spring-fall Retention

Percent of non-graduating Anchorage-campus degree-seeking students enrolled in the spring term that registered in the subsequent fall in at least one for-credit course. Displays retention before the spring semester ended with dashed lines.


Associate-level Degree Completion*

Percent of Anchorage-campus first-time associate-degree-seeking freshman who complete an associate's degree within three years grouped by full-time or part-time status in first semester of enrollment. Cohort is based on fiscal year (e.g. Cohort 13 students were first-time freshman in fall 2012).


Baccalaureate-level Degree Completion*

Percent of Anchorage-campus first-time baccalaureate-degree-seeking freshman who complete a baccalaureate degree within six years grouped by cohort. Displays full or part-time credit load during first semester. Cohort is based on fiscal year (e.g. Cohort 13 students were first-time freshman in fall 2012).

IPEDS graduation rates only include first-time full-time freshman. For official graduation rates, contact UAA Institutional Research.



Student Centeredness

Develop and deliver collaborative programs and services to meet needs and interests identified by UAA's diverse and multicultural student body, which improve access, retention, engagement, persistence and completion.

Admission Application Types

Anchorage-campus fall applications grouped by application type.



Unique fall applicants.


Howl Days

Anchorage campus first-time fall-semester undergraduates who attend a Howl Days orientation in-person or online. Numbers for each FY start the previous May and continue through January/February including online orientations. Howl Days is an orientation program designed to help students transition to college life.


On-campus Students

Percent of available beds filled in on-campus housing in Anchorage on September 26 of each fall semester.


Clubs and Organizations

Number of clubs and organizations registered with Student Clubs and Greek Life. Includes governing councils and greek life organizations. Excludes fee-based organizations and campus departments.


Disability Support Accommodations

Number of UAA students requesting disability support accommodations. Grouped by summer/fall/spring academic years (e.g. AY11 includes summer 2010).


Financial Aid Awards

Students who were awarded aid of the specified types.


Advance the Profession

Encourage professional growth and excellence by developing and retaining our talented staff and faculty and recruiting diverse and well qualified professionals.

Student Affairs Staff

Professional staff in the Student Affairs division displayed by type. Full-time students includes 37.5 hrs/week staff. Bars in the graph represent positions at spring HR data freeze. Line represents unique employees and will be higher than number of positions due to staff turnover.

Number of unique employees includes employees with primary assignments outside of Student Affairs.


Professional Development

Professional development programs and workshops sponsored or co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.



Student Affairs division budget. Does not include Student Health and Counseling Center, a self-funding auxiliary program.


University and Community Partnerships

Foster partnerships that advance the goals of students, staff, and faculty, the university and our communities.

Student Employees

Anchorage campus student employees. Number of unique employees will be higher than positions occuppied due to turnover.


Student Affairs Student Employees

Student employees within the Student Affairs division. Number of unique employees will be higher than positions occuppied due to turnover. The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.


Internships and Practica

Number of students who successfully completed a credit bearing internship or practicum course (grades of A, B, C, D or pass). The UAA Career Development Center provides access, guidance, resources, and opportunities to prepare students as they make optimal use of their knowledge, skills and abilities.


Community Service Hours

Number of community service hours logged and approved through the UAA Life platform.


Student, Staff, and Faculty Well-being

Enrich intellectual, physical, emotional, cultural, spiritual and social growth and wellness of students, staff, and faculty.

Student Conduct Reports*

Number of student misconduct cases reviewed by Student Conduct administrators on the Anchorage campus. See the Student Code of Conduct for more information about student misconduct.


Student Conduct Violations*

Number of student misconduct violations in the specified categories. These categories are a selection of the various violation categories within the Student Code of Conduct.


Care Reports

Number of reports or referrals to the Care Team. The UAA Care Team coordinates intervention services for students based on referrals from the UAA community.


Student Health and Counseling Center

Usage statistics on the UAA Student Health and Counseling Center.

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