Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the University of West Florida

The University of West Florida has identified a number of universities that have certain individual characteristics and records of performance on select metrics, which, when taken in the aggregate, help create composite pictures of desirable peer and aspirational peer institutions. Given the significant variety among colleges and universities, no single institution serves as a comprehensive peer or aspirational peer. However, some institutions have certain programs that serve as exemplars and to which similar programs at UWF might aspire. Collectively, identified peer and aspirational peer universities can provide appropriate and challenging benchmarks for UWF on a series of performance metrics.

The UWF Board of Trustees and University leaders have reviewed select trend data at UWF and at the identified peer and aspirant universities, identified benchmarks, and established targets for future performance on Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs. Select KPIs were incorporated into an appendix in the 2012-2017 update to the UWF Strategic Plan. UWF continues to monitor its performance on the KPIs against the performance of peer and aspirant universities.

UWF last updated its lists of peers and aspirants in the fall of 2011. UWF shall review these lists on a periodic basis and make changes, as appropriate.


  • Indiana State University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Rowan University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • Western Carolina University


  • Appalachian State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • James Madison University
  • Montclair State University
  • Saint Cloud State University

University of West Florida-Key Performance Indicators‌ Updated 07/30/2014 (PDF)

University of West Florida-KPI Summary Dashboard Updated 07/30/2014 (PDF)

University of West Florida-KPI Ranking Compared to Peers and Aspirants Updated 11/25/2013 (PDF)

University of West Florida-KPI Definition and Technical Notes Updated 6/10/2014 (PDF)