Greater efficiency through innovation
W&M is very lean compared to peer institutions. According to U.S. News & World Report, W&M ranks 32nd nationally in quality but 114th in financial resources. That’s a gap of 82 spots. No other leading university has such a huge gap between quality and the resources to sustain it.
Our innovation and productivity efforts, including reallocations, creative adaptation and greater efficiency projects, will continue to be built upon in the coming years.
In recent years, W&M reduced its full-time equivalent (FTE) workforce by 1.5% or 34 FTE positions. As of 2012, our administrative and professional staffing level was 17.1% less than the average of SCHEV-defined peers and 35.1% less than the mean of other leading universities in the USNWR top 50. In July 2011, W&M implemented a policy in which new positions required approval from the President. All of this was accomplished while still educating and graduating an increasing number of students at one of the highest rates in the country.