Comparative Ranking - a Discovery Exercise
Comparative ranking is not about who is best but where might you find ideas or talent that could help your institution to be better, to grow.
The ranking tables below identify exceptional growth among units in categories created by the Carnegie Commission. Using these research based lenses removes some of the bias of committee determined peer sets.
Calculating, Interpreting Growth Rates
10-year Cumulative Average Growth Rate:
CAGR...((F15/1.214)/F05)^(1/10)-1...is a long-term base line of increasing or decreasing growth.
3-year CAGR summerises the current three years of activity showing whether the trend is changing direction and how rapidly.
1-year CAGR reports change to F2015 from the prior year confirming a continuing trend or a change of direction.
Averages are useful for writing copy for the evening news but they reveal nothing of what is happening to individual schools. The two charts below display the variety of performance at all levels of total expenses.