Enhancing Academic Excellence

3.a: Western will impact communities beyond the campus.
Total Degrees Awarded (3.a.1)
Degrees Awarded - Fiscal Year (summer through spring terms)1
2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
Total 3,439 3,477 3,645 3,745 3,826 4,600
Undergraduate 3,171 3,210 3,336 3,452 3,518 4,225
Graduate 268 267 309 293 308 375
Extended Campus 125 178 163 185 204 225
Degrees Awarded in High-Demand Majors (3.a.2)
Degrees Awarded - Fiscal Year (summer through spring terms)1
2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
High Need Areas 1,112 1,147 1,207 1,261 1,261 1,500
International Students (3.a.3)
Number and Percent of Foreign Students1
2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
Number 149 158 164 186 185 350
Percent 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Community Partner Satisfaction (3.a.4)
Partner Satisfaction with Outcomes of Their Engagement with Western
Data to Come!
3.b: Western will advance a deeper understanding of and engagement with place.
Students Participating in Programs and Activities Addressing Regional and Indigenous Issues (3.b.1)
Enrollment in Courses Addressing Regional and Indigenous Issues
Data to Come!
Membership in Regional or Indigenous-Focused Student Organizations
Data to Come!
Faculty and Staff Participation in Community Engagement
Faculty and Staff Participation in Community Engagement Opportunities2
2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
Number of Faculty and Staff Who Used the Community Service Day Benefit 294 431 444 464 501 550
Hours of Community Service Day Leave Reported 2,136 3,162 3,277 3,379 3,687 4,100
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification (3.b.3)
Western received classification as a Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Western's next reclassification round is in 2020, and its success in that round will be the indicator of fulfillment.

1. Source: Office of Institutional Research

2. Source: Human Resources