Increasing Washington Impact

2.a: Western provides a transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.

Post-Graduate Placement (2.a.1)

Source: Career Services Center

Percent of Bachelor's Graduates Reporting Employment Status 6 Months After Graduation
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal
Employment 83% 83% 83% 77%  
Education 11% 12% 11% 12%  
Other/Seeking 6% 5% 4% 11% 10%
Percent of Master's Graduates Reporting Employment Status 6 Months After Graduation
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal
Employment 93% 87% 92% 86%  
Education 3% 6% 5% 11%  
Other/Seeking 4% 7% 3% 3% 2%

Percent of Students with High-Impact Practices (2.a.2)

Percent of Bachelor's Graduates with Internships
  2105-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal
Yes 41.0% 43.5% 50%
No 59.0% 56.5%  

Source: Western Educational Longitudinal Survey (WELS)

Percent of Bachelor's Graduates With High-Impact Experiences
  2016-17 2024-25 Goal
Service-Learning 58.0% 65%
Learning Communities 25.0% 30%
Study Abroad 15.0% 25%
Culminating Senior Experience 43.0% 50%

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 

Students Participating in Interdisciplinary Programs and Activities (2.a.3)

Enrollment in Interdisciplinary Courses
Data to Come!

 

Membership in Interdisciplinary Student Organizations
Data to Come!

 

2.b: Western bases its transformational education on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity.

Student Research/Creative Activity (2.b.1)

Percent of Graduates who Engaged in Research/Creative Activity
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal
% of Bachelor's Recipients Who Collaborated with Faculty 55.7% 54.2% 53.1% 59.2% 75%
% Master's Recipients Who Presented at a Seminar or Conference 36.7% 30.8% 32.7% 34.2% 50%
% Master's Recipients Who Co-Authored a Paper in a Refereed Journal 6.2% 8.2% 7.3% 10.9% 20%
% Master's Recipients Who Were the Sole or First Authors of a Paper in a Refereed Journal 4.3% 5.1% 4.5% 6.4% 10%

Source: Western Educational Longitudinal Survey (WELS) 

Grant Dollars Received (2.b.2)

External Grants
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
Funds Received ($ million) 9.6 8.7 12.5 9.8 10.5 20

Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) 

Internal Support for Research/Creative Activity (2.b.3)

Support for Research/Creative Activity

Support for Research/Creative Activity
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal
Internal Support from All Sources ($ million) 3.6 4.1 4.5 5.9 9

Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) 

Scholarly/Creative Activity (2.b.4)

Scholarly Papers Published (calendar year)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2024-25 Goal
Number of Scholarly Works 238 210 297 364 346 400
Citations per Item 9.8 8 11.8 4 1.9  

Source: Web of Science