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Student Success - Advancement

 

Graduation Rate measures first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who completed a credential within three years of enrolling at Harper. Harper’s graduation rate increased to a high of 28.41% in 2016, achieving the 2016 target.

2016 Target: Improvement = 16.0-17.0%

The improvement target of 16.0-17.0% reflects a 1-2% increase in the average of graduation rates from 2008 through 2011.

Percent of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who completed a degree or certificate within three years of initial enrollment.
IPEDS - Three-year rate (2016 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2013 and completed a degree or certificate by summer 2016)

 

Transfer Rate measures first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students who enrolled at another institution within three years of enrolling at Harper. Transfer rate does not include students who graduated and transferred, and is therefore impacted by increases in graduation rate. Harper’s transfer rate has remained steady in recent years and is currently at 29.81%, not achieving the 2016 target.

2016 Target: Expected = 34.0-35.0%

The expected target of 34.0-35.0% reflects the average transfer rate from 2007 through 2011.

Percent of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who enrolled at another institution within three years of initial enrollment (does not include completers who transfer).
IPEDS - Three-year rate (2016 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2013 and enrolled at another institution by summer 2016)

 

Still Enrolled measures first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students who are still enrolled three years after initial enrollment. Students who graduated or transferred are not included in this indicator, even if they continue to take courses at the College. Harper’s still enrolled rate has fluctuated over time, and the 2016 rate of 11.38% did not achieve the 2016 target.

2016 Target: Stretch = 19.0-20.0%

This indicator was added to the refocused IEMs in FY2015. The stretch target is based on the Graduation, Transfer and Advancement Rates that were set in FY2012.

Percent of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who are still enrolled three years after initial enrollment (does not include completers who continue at the College).
IPEDS - Three-year rate (2016 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2013 and are still enrolled by summer 2016)

 

Advancement Rate measures first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students who graduated, transferred or continued to enroll at Harper after three years. Harper’s advancement rate has increased over time to a five-year high of 69.59% in 2016. However, the 2016 advancement rate did not achieve the 2016 target.

2016 Target: Stretch = 77.0-78.0%

The stretch target of 77.0-78.0% reflects a four-percentage point increase beyond the average advancement rate from 2007 through 2011.

Percent of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who initially enrolled fall semester and who by summer three years later graduated, transferred or continued to enroll at Harper.
IPEDS - Three-year rate (2016 data students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2013 and graduated, transferred or continued to enroll at Harper by summer 2016)