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 28.8% in 2017 and is on track to meet the 2020 target.

Improvement = 30.0-31.0%

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 (2017 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2014 and completed a degree or certificate by summer 2017)

 

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 remained steady in recent years but dropped from 29.8% in 2016 to 26.2% 2017.

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 (2017 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2014 and enrolled at another institution by summer 2017)

 

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 increased from 11.4% in 2016 to 12.7% in 2017.

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 (2017 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2014 and are still enrolled by summer 2017)

 

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 decreased from a five-year high of 69.6% in 2016 to 67.7% in 2017. Although both completion rate and still enrolled rate increased for 2017, the drop in overall advancement rate is accounted for by the drop in the 2017 transfer rate.

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 (2017 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2014 and graduated, transferred or continued to enroll at Harper by summer 2017)