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 has been increasing since 2016 and reached a high of 34.7% in 2020, surpassing 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 (2020 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2017 and completed a degree or certificate by summer 2020)

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 has been declining, and in 2020 decreased to 23.0%, below the improvement target of 31.0-32.0%, therefore the target was not achieved.

Improvement = 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 (2020 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2017 and enrolled at another institution by summer 2020)

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 had been stable since 2017 but increased in 2020 to a high of 14.1%, achieving the target of 14.0-15.0%.

Improvement = 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 (2020 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2017 and are still enrolled by summer 2020)

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 remained relatively stable over the past three years and in 2020 was 71.8%, achieving the target of 71.0-73.0%.

Improvement = 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 (2020 data represents students who enrolled at Harper in fall 2017 and graduated, transferred or continued to enroll at Harper by summer 2020)

 

Last Updated: 8/19/21