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 remained stable over the past three years. For students beginning at Harper in fall 2019 and continuing in fall 2020, the persistence rate was 74.7%. With standard rounding, this rate reaches the 2020 target of 75.0%.

Stretch = 75.0%+

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 been increasing steadily in recent years and reached a five-year high of 58.8% for students beginning in fall 2018 and continuing to fall 2019. For students beginning in fall 2019 and continuing to fall 2020, the persistence rate decreased to 50.3% but remained above the stretch target of 49.0%+.

Stretch = 49.0%+

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.
Last Updated: 8/19/21