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Demographic Status Variables
Population
First Term Credit Hour Success Rate

Measure: Percent of credit hours (not students) attempted in the first (fall) term by the cohort, which were successfully completed.

NOTE: This is not a student based measure; it is a measure of credit hours.

What to report:

  • Numerator: number of credit hours (as defined in the denominator below) completed by students in the initial cohort with grade of “C” or better or with a grade of “P” if pass/fail by the end of the first (fall) academic term;
  • Denominator: number of credit hours (count of hours, not students) attempted by all students in the initial cohort by the end of first (fall) academic term. Credit hours attempted are any credit hours the student was enrolled in after the institutions’ drop/add period had ended. (Include all credit hours for credit and developmental courses converted to credit hours if they are not offered for credit.)

 

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Enrollment status, first term
  • Developmental status, first term

 

  • Initial fall 2009 cohort and the credential seeking of fall 2009 sub-cohort
Fall to Next Term Retention
Measure: Percent of students who were enrolled in the first, fall term and were still enrolled in the next full academic term2.
What to report:
  • Numerator:
    • Colleges on Semester/trimester system: number of students in the initial cohort enrolled in spring term;
    • Colleges on quarter system: number of students in the initial cohort enrolled in winter term;
  • Denominator: 1) initial fall 2009 two‐year cohort; and 2) the credential seeking subcohort of the fall 2009 two‐year cohort.

2For colleges that follow a semester schedule, “next full academic term” would be spring term and for colleges that follow a quarter schedule this would be winter term.

 
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Enrollment status, first‐term
  • Developmental status, first‐term
  • Initial fall 2009 cohort and the credential seeking of fall 2009 sub‐cohort
% Students Reached Credit Thresholds in Two Years

Measure: Percent of students who successfully reached semester credit hours (or the equivalent) thresholds (24 for part-time and 42 for full-time) by the end of the second academic year; credit hours should include both developmental education and college level coursework.  Full and part time status is determined in the first fall term only, not current enrollment status.

What to report:

  • Numerator:
    • number of students who successfully earned3 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) for part-time students;
    • number of students who successfully earned 42 semester credit hours (or equivalent) for full-time students in two years;

Denominator: Denominator: 1) initial fall 2010 two-year cohort; and 2) the credential seeking sub-cohort of the fall 2010 two-year cohort. Equivalents

  • Quarter Hours
    • 24 semester hours = 36 quarter hours
    • 42 semester hours = 63 quarter hours
  • Non-credit Developmental Education
    • As determined by the institution

3 For this metric capturing credit accumulation, all credits earned based on institutional practice are to be counted regardless of the grade the student received for the credits.  This would include credits given for a course in which the student earns a “D” or for the credits earned after a student gets a grade for a former “I” (Incomplete) in a course.  IMPORTANT: This is different than the “successful” course completion criteria of “C” or better.  The intention is that college transcripts or data systems should easily be able to calculate credits accumulated, and that is what should be reported.  ALSO: College credits earned prior to high school completion (e.g. dual enrollment credits) should be included if available.

 

  • ​Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Enrollment status, first-term
  • Developmental status, first-term
  • ​Initial fall 2010 cohort and the credential seeking of fall 2010 sub-cohort
Achieve Year Two Outcomes

​Unduplicated percent of students who reach year two outcomes as follows:

Measure: Percent of students who have completed a formal award.

What to report:

  • Numerator: number of students in the initial cohort who earned a certificate or associate degree by the end of their second academic year;

Denominator: 1) initial fall 2010 two-year cohort; and 2) the credential seeking sub-cohort of the fall 2010 two-year cohort.

Measure: Percent of students who transferred (to a 2-year or 4-year institution), but did not earn a formal award.

What to report:

  • Numerator: number of students in the initial cohort who did not earn a formal award, but did transfer to a 2-year (lateral transfer) or 4-year institution at any point in the initial two years.  Students may not be counted as a transfer if they return to your institution at any point during the tracking period;
  • Denominator: all students.

Measure: Percent of students enrolled year two.

What to report:

  • Numerator: number of students in the initial cohort who did not transfer (as defined above) and did not earn a formal award, but were enrolled at anytime during the second academic year;
  • Denominator: 1) initial fall 2010 two-year cohort; and 2) the credential seeking sub-cohort of the fall 2010 two-year cohort.
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Enrollment status, first-term
  • Developmental status, first-term
  • ​Initial fall 2010 cohort and the credential seeking of fall 2010 sub-cohort
Two year Credit Hour Success Rate

Measure: Percent of credit hours (not students) attempted during the first two academic years by the cohort, which were successfully completed.

NOTE: This is not a student based measure; it is a measure of credit hours.

What to report:

  • Numerator: number of credit hours (as defined in the denominator below) completed by students in the initial cohort with grade of “C” or better or with a grade of “P” if pass/fail by the end of the second academic year;
  • Denominator: number of credit hours (count of credit hours, not students) attempted by all students in the initial cohort by the end of second academic year.  Credit hours attempted are any credit hours the student was enrolled in after the institutions’ drop/add period had ended.  (Include all credit hours for credit and developmental courses converted to credit hours if they are not offered for credit.)
  • ​Age
  • Gender
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Pell Status
  • Enrollment status, first-term
  • Developmental status, first-term
  • ​Initial fall 2010 cohort and the credential seeking of fall 2010 sub-cohort