Measurable Goals

Measurable Goals for the 2017-2022 Long-Range Plan

Certain areas of the goals established by the 2017-2022 Long-Range Plan are so closely tied to the University's mission that they merit particular attention, and the University must be held accountable to achieving those goals. Accordingly, measurable goals have emerged from the University's planning process. These measurable goals will guide the University as it implements the 2017-2022 Long-Range Plan.

Measurable Goals

The measurable goals were developed collaboratively by the Missouri State-West Plains Administrative Council, the office of the president the Board of Governors. These goals are not intended to be static. The University will review these goals each year when it unveils its annual action plan. Should the University achieve a measurable goal, the University may set a new goal or refocus. Likewise, if achievement of a goal becomes improbable, the University should explain the reasons for not meeting the goal and establish a new goal or goals that the University has a realistic opportunity to achieve.

Degrees and Certificates Awarded Annually (July 1 – June 30)
FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016Goal FY 2022
333 302 309 297 300 350
Three-Year Graduation/Transfer Rate for First-Time Full-Time Students
  2009 Cohort in 20122010 Cohort in 20132011 Cohort in 20142012 Cohort in 20152013 Cohort in 2016Goal Fall 2022
Missouri State-West Plains Rate 40.7% 38.5% 35.5% 44.2% 47.7% 50%
Statewide Average 39% 34.6% 35.6% NA NA  
Three-Year Graduation/Transfer Rate First-Time Full-Time Students
by Subgrouping
  2009 Cohort in 20122010 Cohort in 20132011 Cohort in 20142012 Cohort in 20152013 Cohort in 2016Goal Fall 2022
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 14% 50% 0% 33% 36% equal to or greater than the annual rate for total population
Black African American 70% 63% 64% 68% 65%
First Year to Second Year Retention Rate (Fall to Fall)
for First-Time Full-Time Students
  Fall 2011 to Fall 2012Fal2 2011 to Fall 2013Fall 2013 to Fall 2014Fall 2014 to Fall 2015Fall 2015 to Fall 2016Goal Fall 2022
Missouri State-West Plains Rate 43% 45% 43% 42% 49% 55%
Statewide Average 49.7% 49.4% 58.8% 56.2% NA  
First Year to Second Year Retention Rate (Fall to Fall)
for First-Time Full-Time Students
by Subgrouping
  Fall 2011 to Fall 2012Fal2 2011 to Fall 2013Fall 2013 to Fall 2014Fall 2014 to Fall 2015Fall 2015 to Fall 2016Goal Fall 2022
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 50% 33% 73% 25% 56% equal to or greater than the annual rate for total population
Black African American 14% 50% 35% 46% 48%
Annual Percent of Full-Time Faculty and Staff who are
International or Members of Historically Underrepresented Groups,
Defined to Include Minority, Veteran and Disability.
Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Goal Fall 2022
7.38% 9.45% 8.03% 11.19% 10.08% 13.0%