Student Success - Student Persistence

 

Persistence Rate: Fall to Fall (Full-Time) measures first-time, full-time, credential-seeking students who first enroll at Harper in the given fall semester and return the following fall. Harper’s fall to fall persistence rate for full-time students has increased in recent years to a high of 73.9% for students starting in fall 2016 and continuing to fall 2017. The number of students in the cohort has also increased slightly, with 986 of 1,442 students persisting in the fall 2012 cohort, and 1,121 of 1,516 students persisting in the fall 2016 cohort. This rate is on track to meet the 2020 stretch target.

Percent of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking who first enroll at Harper in the given fall semester and return the following fall.

 

Persistence Rate: Fall to Fall (Part-Time) measures first-time, part-time, credential-seeking students who first enroll at Harper in the given fall semester and return the following fall. Harper’s fall to fall persistence rate for part-time students has increased in recent years to a high of 49.6% for students starting in fall 2016 and continuing to fall 2017. The number of students in the cohort has also increased slightly, with 339 of 758 students persisting in the fall 2012 cohort and 413 of 832 students persisting in the fall 2016 cohort. This rate is within the 2020 stretch target.

Percent of first-time, part-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who first enroll at Harper in the given fall semester and return the following fall.