# Comparison Data: UTSA and Peer Models of Excellence

The charts below indicate how UTSA compares to our 10 institutional peer models of excellence in key areas over the last decade.

This information will be updated annually to monitor UTSA's progress and help guide our upward trajectory.

### Why the 10-year time frame?

A 10-year comparison time frame is a good indicator that instiuttions can make and maintain significant changes over a relatively short period. When multi-year trends occur, it signals an intentionality in the institution's planning and decision making.

Comparisons over the course of a decade also allows for a "smoothing" of any anomalies that may occur for a specific year.

### Data sources

The comparisons provided are based on the following sources:

**Enrollment, financial aid, retention rates, graduation rates, faculty, student-faculty ratios, staff**, and**endowment**data comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)**Research expenditure**data comes from the National Science Foundation- Higher Education Research and Development Survey (NSF-HERD)**Annual giving**data comes from the Council for Aid to Education’s Voluntary Support of Education**Faculty award**data comes from the Center for Measuring University Performance

### Data charts

- Research
- Financial Aid
- Enrollment
- Retention and Graduation Rates
- Diversity of Faculty and Staff
- Endowment
- Faculty Awards

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## Alumni and Age

## Research

**Top Ten year increase in Total Research Expenditures**

GSU: 145 percentage point increase ($95M)

ASU: 118 percentage point increase ($280M)

PSU: 87 percentage point increase ($26M)

UTSA: 87 percentage point increase ($27M)

Peer Average: $179M

Peer Median: $152M

UTSA: $60M

**Top Ten year increase in Total Research Expenditures per Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty**

ASU: 90 percentage point increase ($185K per faculty member)

GSU: 86 percentage point increase ($102K per faculty member)

UCF: 52 percentage point increase ($100K per faculty member)

GMU: 52 percentage point increase ($42K per faculty member)

UTSA: 43 percentage point increase ($29K per faculty member)

Peer Average: $235K

Peer Median: $230K

UTSA: $96K

**Top Ten year increase in Federally Financed Research Expenditures**

GSU: 86 percentage point increase ($24M)

ASU: 80 percentage point increase ($94M)

PSU: 54 percentage point increase ($11M)

UTSA: 19 percentage point increase ($4M)

Peer Average: $83M

Peer Median: $70M

UTSA: $26M

**Top Ten year increase in Federally Financed Research Expenditures per Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty**

GSU: 88 percentage point increase ($34K per faculty member)

ASU: 64 percentage point increase ($62K per faculty member)

UCSC: 21 percentage point increase ($32K per faculty member)

UTSA: 6 percentage point __decrease__ ($2,400K per faculty member)

Peer Average: $113K

Peer Median: $106K

UTSA: $42K

## Financial Aid

**Top Ten year change in percentage of Pell Grant recipients**

FIU is now 55% Pell, an increase of 25 percentage points

UCI is 45% Pell, an increase of 20 percentage points

UCF is 38% Pell, UCSC is 44% Pell, both increased by 18 percentage points

UTSA is 43% Pell, an increase of 10 percentage points

Peer Average: 41%

Peer Median: 42%

UTSA: 43%

**Top Ten year change in percentage of First-time-Full-time Cohort Awarded Institutional Grant Aid recipients**

PSU: From 18% to 53% (35% point increase)

UTSA: From 24% to 56% (32% increase)

UCSC: From 38% to 66% (28% increase)

Peer Average 52%

Peer Median 49%

UTSA: 56%

**Top Ten year change in Average Institutional Grant Aid Awarded to First-time-Full-time Cohort Awarded Institutional Grant Aid recipients**

ASU: From $5,700 to $9,700; a $4000 increase (70%)

UCSC: From $7,400 to $9,100; a $1,700 increase (22%)

UTSA: From $2000 to $3,500; a $1,500 increase (80%)

Peer Average: $6,307

Peer Median: $7,41

UTSA: $3,514

## Enrollment

**Top Ten year change in enrollment**

FIU 44%

UCF, UCR: 32%

ASU: 30%

UTSA: 1.5%

Peer Average: 39,861

Peer Median: 32,496

UTSA: 28,959

**Top Ten Year change in URM Enrollment**

GSU: 20%

UCSC: 18%

UCF, UCI: 17%

UTSA: 12%

Peer Average: 38%

Peer Median: 34%

UTSA: 63%

## Retention and Graduation Rates

**Top Ten year change in One-year Retention Rates**

UTSA: From 59% to 71%, 12 percentage points

UCR: From 83% to 91%, 8 percentage points

ASU: From 78% to 86%, 8 percentage points

Peer Average: 87%

Peer Median: 88%

UTSA: 71%

**Top Ten year change in Four-year Graduation Rates**

UCI: From 51% to 68%, 17 percentage points

ASU: From 28% to 43%, 15 percentage points

GMU: From 31% to 44%, 13 percentage points

UTSA: From 7% to 11%, 4 percentage points

Peer Average: 39%

Peer Median: 42%

UTSA: 11%

**Top Ten year change in Six-year Graduation Rates**

PSU: From 35% to 48%, 13 percentage points

GMU: From 58% to 70%, 12 percentage points

ASU: From 56% to 67%, 11 percentage points

UTSA: From 30% to 35%, 5 percentage points

Peer Average: 66%

Peer Median: 68%

UTSA: 35%

## Diversity of Faculty and Staff

**Top Ten year change in Headcount of Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty**

UCI: Added 337 faculty lines, 39 percent increase

UCR: Added 189 faculty lines, 34 percent increase

PSU: Added 126 faculty lines, 27 percent increase

UTSA: Added 108 faculty lines, 21 percent increase

Peer Average: 798

Peer Median: 748

UTSA: 621

**Top Percent Increases of Under-represented Minority with Tenure or Tenure Track status of all Tenure or Tenure track faculty**

PSU and GMU: 3 percentage point increase

UTSA and UCI: 2 percentage point increase

Peer Average: 12%

Peer Median: 12%

UTSA: 23%

**Top Ten year change in Student-to-Faculty Ratio**

UCSC: From 24 to 18, decreased by 6 students per faculty

UCI: From 23 to 18, decreased by 5 students per faculty

UTSA: From 25 to 23, decreased by 2 students per faculty

Peer Average: 21

Peer Median: 20

UTSA: 23

**Four Year Change in Under-Represented Minority Staff**

UTSA: 4 percentage point increase

FIU, GMU, PSU: 3 percentage point increase

Peer Average: 27%

Peer Median: 22%

UTSA: 47%

**Top Eight Year Change in Student-to-Staff Ratio**

GSU: 11 percentage point decrease

PSU: 9 percentage point decrease

UMBC: 5 percentage point decrease

UTSA: No Change

UCI: 11 percentage point increase

UCSC: 7 percentage point increase

ASU: 6 percentage point increase

Peer Average: 6.9

Peer Median: 6.4

UTSA: 7.1

## Endowment

**Top Value of Endowment Assets at End of Fiscal Years**

UMBC: $82M increase, 8000%

UTSA: $80M increase; 150%

UCI: $158M increase; 95%

Peer Average: $201M

Peer Median: $139M

UTSA: $134M

*Note: PSU was excluded from the calculations above (private foundation)*

**Top Value of Endowment Assets at End of Fiscal Years per FTE Student**

UMBC: $7,200 increase per student, 6300%

UTSA: $3,100 increase; 130%

UCI: $4,000 increase; 65%

Peer Average: $6,100

Peer Median: $4,900

UTSA: $5,453

*Note: PSU was excluded from the calculations above (private foundation)*

**Top Ten Year Change in Annual Giving**

GMU: $43M, 182%

GSU: $21M, 170%

PSU: $18M, 137%

UTSA: $6M, 54%

Peer Average: $55M

Peer Median: $35M

UTSA: $17M

**Top Ten year change in Annual Giving per student FTE**

GMU: From $1,000 to $2,500 per student FTE (143%)

PSU: From $800 to $1,550 per student FTE (88%)

GSU: From $528 to $736 per student FTE (45%)

UTSA: From $516 to $736 per student FTE (43%)

Peer Average: $1,537

Peer Median: $1,212

UTSA: $1,545

**Top Ten year change in Administrative Cost as a Percent of Instructional Cost**

GSU: From 23% to 14%; 9 percentage point decrease

ASU: From 22% to 16%; 6 percentage point decrease

FIU: From 27% to 22%; 5 percentage point decrease

UTSA: From 23% to 20%; 3 percentage point decrease

Peer Average: 21%

Peer Median: 22%

UTSA: 20%