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ERIC Number: ED521086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Profile of Degree/Certificate-Seeking Entering Undergraduate Students, by Control and Level of Institution. Web Tables. NCES 2011-252
Ginder, Scott; Mason, Marcinda
National Center for Education Statistics
The Student Right to Know Act requires institutions that participate in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose graduation rates. To assist institutions in meeting this requirement, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects these rates as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in the Graduation Rates component (GRS). The cohort for this rate comprises all full-time, first-time, degree- or certificate-seeking students. Students' inclusion in the GRS cohort is based on their attendance status and degree/certificate-seeking status at the time they first enter the institution. Subsequent changes in attendance status and degree/certificate-seeking status does not change students' inclusion or exclusion from the GRS cohort. Many students are not captured in the GRS cohort. For example, the cohort excludes students who started their first semester part time or who transferred from another postsecondary education institution. Additionally, because most GRS cohorts are based on fall enrollment, full-time students who enroll for the first time in the winter/spring semester are excluded. These Web Tables compare enrollment information for entering students included in the GRS cohort (full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students) to three other degree- or certificate-seeking entering student groups: (1) part-time, first-time students; (2) full-time, transfer-in students; and (3) part-time, transfer-in students. The Web Tables present the distribution of these four student groups across institutions possessing different characteristics and by the gender and race/ethnicity of the entering student population. Specifically, these Web Tables provide information on: (1) The distribution of entering degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students by attendance status and type of institution by select institutional characteristics (tables 1,d 3); (2) The distribution of entering degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students by attendance status and type of institution by gender (table 4); and (3) The distribution of entering degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students by attendance status and type of institution by race/ethnicity (table 5). A glossary is included. (Contains 15 tables and 1 endnote.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes