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 33.7% in 2019 and is above the improvement target of 30.0-31.0%.

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 (2019 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2016 and completed a degree or certificate by summer 2019)

 

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 then transferred and is therefore impacted by increases in graduation rate. Harper’s transfer rate began to drop in 2017 and is currently at 24.5%, well below the improvement target of 31.0-32.0%.

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 (2019 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2016 and enrolled at another institution by summer 2019)

 

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 began to increase in 2017 and has remained stable since, currently at 12.7%. This rate is below the improvement target of 14.0-15.0%.

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 (2019 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2016 and are still enrolled by summer 2019)

 

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 slightly in 2019 to 70.8% and is currently just below the improvement target of 71.0-73.0%.

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 (2019 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2016 and graduated, transferred or continued to enroll at Harper by summer 2019)

 

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