Measuring universities’ performance
The importance of higher education stays in improving individuals’ quality of life. Universities’ goals should not only focus on the learning outcomes directly linked to the subjects studied at a given point in time. It should also focus on individuals’ capability of creating welfare for themselves and for the community where they activate.
Thus, university performance goes beyond academic boundaries, where progress is usually measured through indicators such as:
- More important in recent times, is the extent to which graduates find adequate jobs in the field they prepared for and how successful they are in their lives.% Attendance rate per course;
- # Exams scores;
- % Students who passed exams;
- # Conference participation;
- % Graduation rate.
- # Time from graduation to employment in major field of study;
- % Postgraduate conversion rates;
- # University alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals;
- % Graduates in managerial positions;
- % Graduates who became millionaires.
- Spear’s (2013), Smarter money: how the wealthy have been educated
- The KPI Institute (2013), KPI examples for Colleges and Universities
- The KPI Institute (2012), Top 25 Academic Education KPIs of 2011-2012