Common Measures For Success

Common Measures for College Success

Success: Will Students complete a postsecondary degree or credentials?

Pre-Enrollment

If Available Indicators:

 

·         Percent of students participating in college orientation programs
 
·         Percent of students participating in summer bridge programs


 
Potential Data Sources:

 
·         Higher Education Institutions
 
·         Student Self-Reported Data  

Enrollment
 
Essential Indicators:

 
·         Percent of students who enroll within 6 months of high school graduation
 
·          Student enrollment by institution type and status (full time vs. part time)

 
If Available Indicators:  

·         Percent of students who enroll within 12 months of high school graduation

Potential Data Sources:


 
·         National Student Clearinghouse

·         Student Self-Reported Data

 
Academic
 
Essential Indicators:

 
·         Percent of students placed into remedial courses (English/Math)
 

If Available Indicator:


 
·         Percent of students completing remedial coursework within one academic year
 
·         Percent of students completing college level math course
 
·          Percent of courses attempted to courses successfully completed
 
·         Percent of students completing more than 20 credits in first academic year
 
·         Average college GPA


Potential Data Sources:

 
·         Higher Education Institutions
 
·         Student Transcript


Persistence and Articulation

Essential Indicators:

·         Year to year student persistence

If Available Indicator:

 
·         Term to Term student persistence (community colleges)

·         Percent of eligible students transferring from 2-year to 4-year programs with Associate’s Degree/Not


Potential Data Sources:

 
·         National Student Clearinghouse

·         Higher Education Institutions
 
·         Student Transcript


Financial Assistance
 
Essential Indicators:

 

·         Percent of students who complete and submit renewal FAFSA form
 
·         Percent of students awarded financial aid

 

If Available Indicator:


 
·         Amount of financial aid awarded (total & per student)
 
·         Percent of students working more than 20 hours per week

Potential Data Sources:

 
·         Student Self-Reported Data
 
·         Higher Education Institutions
 
·         Local College Access Program

Core Demographic:

 
-          1st generation college going

-          Pell Grant Eligible

-          Race
 
-          ESL Status

-          Gender

-          Selected vs. Undecided Majors

Potential Data Sources:

 
·         Student Self-Reported Data

·         Higher Education Institutions

 Sample Success Dashboard | NCAN Common Measures Tool