ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

A TRANSFORMATIONAL INVESTMENT

The 2016-17 year marks a pivotal milestone for Arizona’s public universities. Gov. Doug Ducey made possible a landmark $1 billion investment in the state’s universities, marking the first significant investment in higher education in a generation.

This transformational investment will make possible the development of new research and education facilities to meet the needs of future generations of Arizonans. It also helps address the critical backlog of university repairs, renovations and upgrades to existing facilities.

The real impact of this investment is in the education of our students and the discoveries that will unfold, impacting our community and our world. The construction alone that will result from these dollars is expected to generate 2,200 jobs and add $166 million to Arizona’s gross domestic product and $148 million in personal income for each of the next five years. Importantly, the plan will help ensure our campuses remain safe, vibrant and high quality places for students to learn, work, conduct research and grow as members of the community and thriving contributors to the bright future of Arizona.

 

MEASURING PROGRESS

The Arizona Board of Regents has adopted a series of performance metrics to measure productivity and ensure our state has a top-performing university system that stimulates a growing economy and high quality of life for Arizonans.

$1.1 B

IN TOTAL
RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

7,546

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TO BACHELOR’S DEGREES

81.1%

FRESHMEN
RETENTION

164

LICENSES
AND OPTIONS

10,978

GRADUATE DEGREES
AWARDED

61.5%

SIX-YEAR
GRADUATION RATE

27,472

BACHELOR DEGREES
AWARDED

16,464

DEGREES IN
HIGH DEMAND FIELDS

139,725

UNDERGRADUATE
ENROLLMENT

171,791

TOTAL
ENROLLMENT

 

GOAL 1 – EDUCATE

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GOAL 2 – ACHIEVE

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GOAL 3 – DISCOVER

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GOAL 4 – IMPACT

Goal 4 - Impact

* Most recent data available

RESPONDING TO
ARIZONA’S NEEDS

The Arizona Board of Regents provides strategic direction for the state’s public higher education system in order to build a brighter future for Arizona students, families and the state.

DEMONSTRATING QUALITY

INVESTING IN ARIZONA’S TEACHERS

INVESTING IN ARIZONA STUDENTS

INVESTING IN RESEARCH AND INFRASTRUCTURE

INVESTING IN EDUCATION ATTAINMENT

IMPROVING ACCESS
AND AFFORDABILITY

The board works to ensure all Arizonans have access to a quality public university education.

FINANCIAL NEED INCREASES

LOW STUDENT DEBT

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS

WICHE AIDS STUDENTS, WORKFORCE

CONTINUED TUITION PREDICTABILITY

ADVANCING INNOVATION
AND IMPACT

The board is accelerating Arizona’s economic development through a public university system that is inclusive, competitive and agile.

MAJOR ECONOMIC FORCE

UA PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH

ADVANCING RESEARCH WITH TRIF

RESEARCH IMPACT

RANKED IN EXCELLENCE

GRADUATES’ EARNING POWER

DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE

INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY
AND TRANSPARENCY

The board is committed to achieving greater educational attainment statewide.

DEGREES AWARDED TO GRADUATES

FIRST-TIER AUDIT OVERSIGHT

COLLEGE GOING
AND COMPLETION

ENROLLMENT GROWTH CONTINUES AT ARIZONA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

RISING GRADUATION RATES

OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL REVIEWS

NEW RESEARCH DASHBOARDS

COLLEGE READINESS IMPROVES

BUILDING ENGAGEMENT

The board is building community advocacy, public awareness and statewide support around the significance of Arizona’s public university system.

TELLING OUR STORY

IN THE COMMUNITY

INCREASING ENGAGEMENT AND TRANSPARENCY

FAST FACTS

27.7%

ADULTS WITH
BACHELOR’S DEGREES

10,835

ARIZONA COMMUNITY
COLLEGE TRANSFERS

24,019

ONLINE
ENROLLMENT

3,625

ONLINE
DEGREES

41.9%

COST OF ATTENDANCE AS
ARIZONA MEDIAN INCOME

$499 M

IN FEDERALLY
FINANCED EXPENDITURES

$32 M

IN INDUSTRY
FINANCED EXPENDITURES

27

START-UP
COMPANIES

$622 M

IN TOTAL
INSTITUTIONAL AID

33,953

TOTAL
EMPLOYEES

46.7 M

SQUARE
FEET

$5 B

FY 2017
BUDGET

* Most recent data available

WHO WE ARE

The Arizona Board of Regents is comprised of 12 regents. Eight volunteer members are appointed by the governor to staggered eight-year terms. Two students serve on the board for two-year appointments, with the first year as a non-voting apprentice year. The governor and superintendent of public instruction serve as ex-officio members with full voting rights.

The executive leadership team is comprised of the board’s president and the three university presidents.

GREG PATTERSON - CHAIR

GREG PATTERSON

BILL RIDENOUR

BILL RIDENOUR

RAM KRISHNA

RAM KRISHNA

JAY HEILER

JAY HEILER

RICK MYERS

RICK MYERS

RON SHOOPMAN

RON SHOOPMAN

LARRY PENLEY

LARRY PENLEY

LYNDEL MANSON

LYNDEL MANSON

JARED GORSHE

JARED GORSHE

VIANNEY CAREAGA

VIANNEY CAREAGA

DOUG DUCEY

EX-OFFICIO

DOUG DUCEY

DIANE DOUGLAS

EX-OFFICIO

DIANE DOUGLAS

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

EILEEN I. KLEIN

ABOR PRESIDENT

EILEEN I. KLEIN

MICHAEL M. CROW

ASU PRESIDENT

MICHAEL M. CROW

RITA CHENG

NAU PRESIDENT

RITA CHENG

ANNE WEAVER HART

UA PRESIDENT

ANNE WEAVER HART