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University of Kansas Interactive Fact Book 

The Interactive Fact Book contains current and historical data about KU.  At this time the Fact Book includes information on areas listed below.  Additional areas will be added as data become available.  The figures found here may differ from those found elsewhere due to population definitions and timing of data collection.

To maintain a record of important University data, in FY 2020 AIR began an additional fact book that provides snapshot information from the Interactive Fact Book (IFB). The KU Fact Book will allow users to view prior versions of the IFB even after it has been updated with the most recent data. Click here to view the 2020 KU Fact Book.

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This series of dashboards provides a snapshot view of University of Kansas enrollment at the KU Lawrence Campus and the Medical Center.  Also provided are ten-year trends and information about where students originate.  Snapshot and term trend dashboards can be segmented by UG/grad, minority/nonminority, domestic/international, race/ethnicity, sex, residency, student level, age group, and physical campus.  

Average Credit Hours Enrolled

Enrollment by School

Enrollment by School shows student head counts as of fall and spring 20th day census points by school. Viewers can group the analyses by student level (UG/Grad), residency, sex, citizenship status, and race/ethnicity. Students are counted with each school in which they have a major; they are not counted with the school of their minor or undergraduate certificate or as a non-degree seeking student unless that is the only plan they have. Graduate certificates are included with the school owning the program. In these dashboards, governing and physical campus are based on where the student takes the majority of his/her credit hours rather than on the primary campus of the academic unit.


Dashboards included here provide ‘degrees at a glance’ for all bachelors, masters, doctoral-research, doctoral-professional, undergraduate certificate, and graduate certificate programs at the University of Kansas. Ten-year trends for degrees conferred by level are also provided.  Information can be drilled down by school and CIP code and segmented by sex, race/ethnicity, domestic/international, Edwards Campus program, distance education program, and STEM/non STEM program.

Degree Program Inventory

Degree Program Inventory shows KBOR-approved KU degree programs by school, department, degree level (bachelors, masters, etc.), and Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code.

KU Academic Catalog


Geographic Distribution of Alumni includes the number of KU degree holders who are active members of the KU Alumni Association for whom KUAA has a current address. The dashboard displays the number of alumni by graduating class. This data can be segmented by highest degree earned at KU, by selected geographies, and by school.

KU Alumni Association                     Notable Alumni

Course Enrollments

This dashboard provides student credit hour (SCH) enrollment trends by term for the last ten years.  Information can be segmented by course division, course level, instruction mode, Lawrence/Edwards campus, majors/nonmajors, new student type, residency, and school.

Tuition and Required Fees

This dashboard provides a series of comparisons of tuition and tuition & fees trends at the University of Kansas for the last several decades.  Historical trends for undergraduates and graduates by residency status are included. 

Tuition Proposals and Documentation

Retention & Graduation

The University of Kansas tracks first-time, full-time freshmen throughout their academic careers to study retention and graduate rates. This dashboard provides a visual representation of this data chronologically from retention to year two to graduation after six years. 

Retention and Graduation Reports

Faculty & Staff

These dashboards show KU faculty and staff head counts and FTE as of mid-October each fall, including faculty administrators, librarians, unclassified academic and professional staff, university support staff, and student graduate and hourly employees. Users can segment the data by staff classification, full-/part-time, minority status, citizenship status, race/ethnicity, sex, and age. One- and five-year views are available. In the Faculty/Academic Staff dashboard, users can also filter and segment by tenure status and rank. 

Faculty Salaries

This dashboard provides average annual salaries and average annual salary increases for faculty by academic rank. Salary information is available in unadjusted historical dollars or adjusted for inflation to current dollars using the Midwest Region Consumer Price Index.


These dashboards show KU research expenditures for each fiscal year. Expenditures can be viewed by funding source and by research type. Data on federally funded research expenditures by awarding agency and research and development expenditures by research subject are also available.

Historical Trend Tables

Dashboards included in this series provide longitudinal charts and tables of University of Kansas demographic data for the last several decades.


Five comparison groups are available for analysis: public members of the Association of American Universities, Big 12 Conference member institutions, Kansas Board of Regents state universities, the Midwest Comparison Group (public founding members of the Big 12 Conference), and the list of peer universities set by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Enrollment Comparisons

These dashboards compare the total fall enrollment and enrollment demographics of the University of Kansas to other similar universities. The demographics comparison includes enrollment by undergraduate/graduate status, minority/nonminority status, domestic/international status, race/ethnicity, and sex.


Cost of Attendance Comparisons

These dashboards compare the costs to attend the University of Kansas to other similar universities. The data included are resident and nonresident annual undergraduate tuition and fees, annual room and board rates, and the annual total cost of attendance. Annual total cost of attendance is available by residency status and by living situation (living on campus, living off campus with family, or living off campus not with family).

Faculty Salary Comparisons

These dashboards compare faculty salary by rank of the University of Kansas to other similar universities. KU faculty salaries can be compared to an entire comparison group or to an individual institution in the comparison groups.

Research Comparisons

These dashboards compare the research and development expenditures at the University of Kansas to other similar universities. Expenditures can be viewed by fiscal year and funding source.

Endowment Comparisons

This dashboard compares the endowment market value of the University of Kansas to other similar universities. The endowment market values are obtained from the annual National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Endowment Study.



Dashboards included here provide the annual fiscal year total and general use expenditures for the Lawrence Campus from 1992 to present. Expenditure data is provided by funding source, program, and object.




National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The University of Kansas participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in 2018, alongside over 500 higher education institutions across the United States. Included in this series of dashboards are KU’s results for 2018 and 2013, with opportunity to segment by sex, class level, and underrepresented minority/domestic/international status. Also included are summary infographics by subject area, providing comparisons of KU results to aggregate results of participating institutions in the AAU.

NSSE Reports