Measures of progress

Increase Graduation by 34.5 Percent

NSU is committed to a leadership role, contributing to Oklahoma’s Complete College America goal to have 50 percent of the state’s population degreed. NSU will increase the annual total number of graduates by 34.5 percent from the benchmark 1,787 in 2011, to 2,447 by May 2023. The graduate goal is dependent upon strong recruitment and retention. As such, the following overarching enrollment goals have been established.

D23 Overarching Enrollment Goals

  • 11,000 total base enrollment student headcount for fall semester by 2023
  • 3 percent annual increase (55) in conferred graduates from 1787 in 2011 to 2,447 in 2023
  • 3.5 percent annual increase (30) in first-time, full-time cohort group from 864 in 2012 to 1200 in 2023
  • 13 percent annual increase (80) in new transfer students from 965 in 2012 to 1850 in 2023
  • 5 percent annual increase (59) in new graduate students from 1064 in 2012 to 1650 in 2023
  • 9.3 percent increase in retention for first-time, full-time cohort groups from first to second year, from 62.7 for the fall 2011 to 72 percent by 2019
  • 9.7 percent increase in six-year graduation rate (IPEDS standard) for the first-time, fulltime cohort groups from 30.3 percent in 2012 to 40 percent by 2017

Target Initiatives:

  • Following Academic Prioritization Plan
  • Establishing college and academic department enrollment goals
  • Precision marketing and recruitment for academic signature programs
  • Adopting a university-wide academic advising model
  • Expanding international student recruitment strategies