Graduation Rate Resources

Graduation Rate Dashboard Definitions

 

Term
Definition
Age Group
Age group of the student during the semester
Athlete
Participates in athletics at DSU during the semester.
College
The college that corresponds to the major the student is pursuing during the initial fall semester shown in the dashboard.
Concentration
The concentration the student is pursuing during the initial fall semester shown in the dashboard.
Department
The department the student is in according to their major the initial fall semester shown in the dashboard.
Degree Intent
The level of the degree a student plans to pursue during the initial semester: Less than a Bachelors, Bachelors. Non-degree-seeking students are not pursuing a degree.
Enrolled %
Percentage of students still enrolled as of the fall term of each subsequent year at the 1st year, 2 nd year through the 6 th year..
Exclusions
N = federal exclusions are not included in the data shown in the results on the screen. Y = Federal exclusions are shown in the results on the screen. Exclusions include students from the cohort who left the institution for any of the following reasons: died or were totally and permanently disabled; to serve in the armed forces (including those called to active duty); to serve with a foreign aid service of the Federal Government (e.g. Peace Corps); or to serve on official church missions. Exclusions are only done the year of submission to the federal government. This has only been done for the 2010 and 2011 cohorts in the dashboards; exclusions raise the rates about 2%.
First Generation
Neither parent earned a college degree.
Former DSU Concurrent
Completed college credits at DSU during high school prior to being accepted as a new freshman at DSU after high school graduation.
Gender
M = Male, F = Female
Graduated %
Graduation rates are the percentage of all students in the cohort graduated as of the summer term prior to the fall term of each subsequent year at the 1st year, 2 nd year through the 6 th year.
High School
The high school the student attended.
Honors Student
Participated in the Honors program at DSU.
Index Score Range
The index score is the GPA multiplied by 10 plus the ACT composite score or equivalent. These are put in ranges as used by the institutional research office.
Major
The major program the student is pursuing during the initial fall semester shown in the dashboard.
n
The number of students in the cohort. A cohort is a group of students tracked over time.
Not Enrolled
Not enrolled at the university the next fall semester one year later.
Pell Recipient
Received a Pell grant during the semester.
Race/Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity of the student following federal guidelines.
Residency
American Indian pays, Good Neighbor Program = pays resident tuition but resides in another state due to inter-state agreements, Non Resident = pays non-resident tuition, Resident = pays resident tuition.
Semester
Fall or spring semester are the choices available.
State Origin
The state that the student came from before attending the university.
Status
Full-Time = 12 or more credit hours, Part-time < 12 credit hours each semester.
Student Level
The level of the student during the semester. New freshman and new transfer students are separated first. Then students are coded as continuing freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors based on their credit hours completed at the beginning of the semester. Non-matriculated students are non-degree-seeking.
Term GPA
The institutional GPA the student earned during the semester shown in ranges.
Year
The dashboards track cohorts over time. The year is the year of the initial fall term.