Common Measures For Success

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Common Measures For Success


Success: Will Students complete a postsecondary degree or credential?

 

Pre-Enrollment

If Available Indicators:

  • Percent of students participating in college orientation programs
  • Percent of students participating in summer bridge programs

Potential Data Sources:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Student Self-Reported Data  
 
Enrollment
Essential Indicators:
  • Percent of students who enroll within 6 months of high school graduation
  • Student enrollment by institution type and status (full time vs. part time)

If Available Indicators:  

  • Percent of students who enroll within 12 months of high school graduation

Potential Data Sources: 

  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Student Self-Reported Data
 
Academic 
Essential Indicators:
  • Percent of students placed into remedial courses (English/Math)

If Available Indicators: 

  • Percent of students completing remedial coursework within one academic year
  • Percent of students completing college level math course
  • Percent of courses attempted to courses successfully completed
  • Percent of students completing more than 20 credits in first academic year
  • Average college GPA

Potential Data Sources:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Student Transcript

 

Persistence and Articulation

Essential Indicators:

  • Year to year student persistence

If Available Indicators:

  • Term to Term student persistence (community colleges)
  • Percent of eligible students transferring from 2-year to 4-year programs with Associate‚Äôs Degree/Not

Potential Data Sources:

  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Student Transcript
 
Financial Assistance

Essential Indicators:

  • Percent of students who complete and submit renewal FAFSA form
  • Percent of students awarded financial aid

If Available Indicators:

  • Amount of financial aid awarded (total & per student)
  • Percent of students working more than 20 hours per week

Potential Data Sources:

  • Student Self-Reported Data
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Local College Access Program

Core Demographic:

  • First-Generation College Going
  • Pell Grant Eligible
  • Race
  • ESL Status
  • Gender
  • Selected vs. Undecided Majors

Potential Data Sources:

  • Student Self-Reported Data
  • Higher Education Institutions

 

Sample Success Dashboard | NCAN Common Measures Tool