StudentTracker® Case Study – Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) serves a defined subset of higher education as a national community college that caters to a student population who are all part of nationally recognized American Indian tribes. Historically, SIPI’s graduation and transfer rates appeared to be problematic because they did not have a reliable system to track students. Graduation rates appeared below 15 percent. SIPI used StudentTracker® to look at five years of IPEDs cohorts, previously reported as low as 0 percent, and discovered that the actual IPEDS transfer rates were much higher.