RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES
Terms & Definitions
Cohort Year: The academic year in which the student first enrolled at the University.
Cohort: Includes bachelor degree-seeking students who enter the institution in the fall (including those enrolled for the first time the preceding summer term who continue into the fall term).
First-Time in College (FTIC): A student enrolled for the first time in any post secondary institution. With regard to admission to the university: a student with fewer than 12 hours of transfer credit after high school graduation. For data reporting, the count of FTICs for a fall semester includes enrolled students with a date of entry of either the preceding summer semester or the current fall semester.
Full-Time: An undergraduate student enrolled for 12 or more semester credit hours in a term.
Graduation Rates: A percentage calculated by taking the number of students from a given cohort who have graduated from the institution and dividing it by the total number of students in the cohort.
Headcount: The number of students enrolled for one or more credit hours in courses offered for degree. When student headcount is reported by academic division/department, the headcount is attributed to the department that administers the student’s primary program of study.
Last Term College: The College associated with the student’s most recent program of study.
Last Term Program: The most recent program in which the student is enrolled.
Part-time: An undergraduate student enrolled for less than 12 semester credit hours in a term.
Retention Rates: A percentage calculated by adding the number of students from a given cohort who have graduated or are still enrolled at the institution and then dividing that total by the number of students in the cohort.
Transfer Student: A student entering the institution for the first time or re-entering to resume a prior level and known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution at the same level. A student who was dual-enrolled at a college or university while still enrolled in high school is counted as a first-time in-college, not as a transfer student.
Year Count: The number of years elapsed since the first enrollment year at the University.