Core themes and indicators

New accreditation indicators approved

UAF has identified 14 indicators of mission fulfillment for our new seven-year accreditation cycle.  The following are provided for your information:

A brief one-page summary

An overview of the indicators' alignment with institutional planning

Committees will be formed to develop goals and benchmarks for each of the new indicators, and more information will be coming soon.


Student Success and Degree Attainment

Students are at the heart of UAF's mission. We are committed to the success of all students.

  •  First-time Full Time Bachelors student retention (fall to fall continued enrollment at UAF)*
  • Associate, Bachelors, Masters and PhD persistence (academic year to academic year continued enrollment for those that did not graduate)*
  • Associate, Bachelors, Masters and PhD graduation rates*
  • Gateway course pass rates*


UAF is a Land, Sea and Space Grant university, and research is integral to our identity, mission and goals.

  • Graduate degrees awarded*
  • Research expenditures per faculty FTE (full-time equivalent)
  • Dissemination of research as measured by publications per faculty FTE
  • Undergraduate student participation in research

Skilled Workforce

UAF's mission includes educating students for active citizenship and preparing them for lifelong learning and careers. We play a key role in preparing Alaska's workforce.

  • Graduates in high demand workforce areas
  • Student participation in internships and practicums
  • Graduates employed in Alaska (collected from state Department of Labor statistics)
  • Graduates continuing on to further education

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

UAF is committed to fostering a diverse, respectful and caring community.

  • Diversity in staff and faculty 
  • Campus climate survey results

*Indicators disaggregated by race, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, first-generation college student