Report Definitions

Graphs

Description

Percent of Students Enrolled in College the Fall Immediately Following Graduation From High School Percentage of high school students who enrolled in a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the fall semester immediately following graduation. The fall semester immediately following graduation is defined as any enrollment that occurs between August 15 and October 31. Shown only for classes which have completed a fall semester.
Percent of Students Enrolled in College at Any Time During the First Year After High School Percentage of high school students who enrolled in a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the academic year immediately following graduation. The first year after high school includes any enrollment that occurs between August 15 of the graduation year and August 14 of the following year. Shown only for classes which have completed the first year after high school.
Percent of Students Enrolled in College at Any Time During the First Two Years After High School Percentage of high school students who enrolled in a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the academic year immediately following graduation. The first two years after high school includes any enrollment that occurs between August 15 of the graduation year and August 14 of the second year. Shown only for classes which have completed the first two years after high school.
Percent of Students Enrolled in College the First year After High School Who Returned for a Second Year Percentage of students who remained enrolled in postsecondary education from the first year to the second year. Note: The graphs show the percentage of students who remained enrolled at any postsecondary institution, not retention at the same institution. Shown only for classes which have completed the first two years after high school.
Percent of High School Class with a College Degree Within Six Years The six-year degree completion at two- and four-year institutions. Shown only for classes which have completed the six years after high school. Only associate, bachelor, and advanced degrees are counted in these rates. Certificates are not included.
Time to College Graduation Within Six Years This graph shows the time to first degree broken down by the number of academic years since the students graduated from high school.
Class of XXXX Postsecondary Enrollment and Progress
(each class year is on its own page)
Progress of a single class of students through postsecondary education. Each segment of the bar chart corresponds to one of the following definitions:

  • GRADUATED: Student has completed an associate, bachelor, or higher degree (certificates are not included). Once a student is counted as a graduate, he or she is not counted again elsewhere in the report. A graduated record is reported before all other possible categories (e.g. New to College, Retained, etc.)
  • NEW TO COLLEGE: First year that the student was found in the Clearinghouse database.
  • RETAINED: Student was enrolled during the previous year and continues to be enrolled in the current year. The graphs show the student’s continued enrollment at any postsecondary institution, not retention at the same institution.
  • RETURNED AFTER STOP OUT: Student was enrolled, did not appear in postsecondary education the following year, and reappeared in a year thereafter.
  • NO LONGER ENROLLED & NOT GRADUATED: Student was enrolled in postsecondary education, but currently is not and there is no record of completion.
  • NOT IN NSC TO DATE: Student was not found in the Clearinghouse database. (Note: Institutions that participate in the Clearinghouse represent more than 93 percent of the nation’s two- and four-year postsecondary enrollment. Students who are enrolled in postsecondary institutions that do not participate in the Clearinghouse are not in the Clearinghouse database.)
Most Common Institutions of Enrollment in the Fall Immediately Following Graduation from High School for All Classes – by Number of Students List of the postsecondary institutions where students are most likely to enroll first after they graduate high school.

 

Terms

Definitions

High School Class
(labeled by graduation year)
Includes all students who graduated high school between September 1 of the previous year and August 31 of the graduation year.
Academic Year Defined as any collegiate enrollment that occurs between August 15 of one year and August 14 of the following year.
Institutional Level Indicates the level of degree predominantly offered by the institution (i.e. two-year or four-year).
Institutional Type Indicates whether the institution is controlled publicly or by a private entity.
Institutional Location Indicates if an institution is in-state or out-of-state based on the comparison between the states where the institution and the high school are located.

 

Demographic/Academic Graphs

Description

Percent of Students Enrolled in College the Fall Immediately Following Graduation From High School Comparison report of high school students who enrolled in a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the fall semester immediately following graduation. The fall semester immediately following graduation is defined as any enrollment that occurs between August 15 and October 31. Shown only for classes which have completed a fall semester.
Percent of Students Enrolled in College at Any Time During the First Year After High School

 

Comparison report of high school students who enrolled in a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the academic year immediately following graduation. The first year after high school includes any enrollment that occurs between August 15 of the graduation year and August 14 of the following year. Shown only for classes which have completed the first year after high school.
Percent of Students Enrolled in College at Any Time During the First Two Years After High School

 

Comparison report of high school students who enrolled in a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the academic year immediately following graduation. The first two years after high school includes any enrollment that occurs between August 15 of the graduation year and August 14 of the second year. Shown only for classes which have completed the first two years after high school.
Percent of Students Enrolled in College the First year After High School Who Returned for a Second Year

 

Comparison report of students who remained enrolled in postsecondary education from the first year to the second year. Note: The graphs show the percentage of students who remained enrolled at any postsecondary institution, not retention at the same institution. Shown only for classes which have completed the first two years after high school.
Percent of High School Class with a College Degree Within Six Years Comparison report of the six-year degree completion at two- and four-year institutions. Only associate, bachelor, and advanced degrees are counted in these rates. Certificates are not included. Shown only for classes which have completed six years after high school.

 

Terms

Definitions

High School Class
(labeled by graduation year)
Includes all students who graduated high school between September 1 of the previous year and August 31 of the graduation year.
Academic Year Defined as any collegiate enrollment that occurs between August 15 of one year and August 14 of the following year.
Gender Male or female, as reported by your organization.
Ethnicity

 

One of seven ethnicity categories, as reported by your organization, including: Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Two or more races, and White.
Economically Disadvantaged Indicator Yes or no, as reported by your organization.
Disability Indicator Yes or no, as reported by your organization.
English Language Learner Indicator Yes or no, as reported by your organization.
Math Assessment (8th Grade) Result Does Not Meet Standards, Proficient/Meets Standards, or Advanced/Exceeds Standards, as reported by your organization.
Math Assessment (High School) Result

 

Does Not Meet Standards, Proficient/Meets Standards, or Advanced/Exceeds Standards, as reported by your organization.

 

English Assessment (8th Grade) Result Does Not Meet Standards, Proficient/Meets Standards, or Advanced/Exceeds Standards, as reported by your organization.
English Assessment (High School) Result Does Not Meet Standards, Proficient/Meets Standards, or Advanced/Exceeds Standards, as reported by your organization.
Dual Enrollment Indicator Yes or no, as reported by your organization.
Number of Semesters of Math Completed One of the following: Less than eight semesters OR eight semesters or more, as reported by your organization.

 

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