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Metric Definitions & Benchmarks


This metric is based on the percentage of a graduating class of bachelor’s degree recipients who are enrolled or employed (earning at least $25,000) somewhere in the United States. Students who do not have valid social security numbers and are not found enrolled are excluded. This data now includes: non-Florida data from 44 states and districts, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; and military enlistment as reported by the institutions.

Sources: State University Database System (SUDS), Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) analysis of Wage Record Interchange System (WRIS2), and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 72.8% 78.2%
9 70.5% 77.7%
8 68.3% 77.2%
7 66.0% 76.7%
6 63.7% 76.2%
5 61.4% 75.7%
4 59.2% 75.2%
3 56.9% 74.7%
2 54.6% 74.2%
1 52.3% 73.7%

 

This metric is based on annualized Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage data from the fourth fiscal quarter after graduation for bachelor’s recipients. This data does not include individuals who are self-employed, employed by the military, those without a valid social security number, or making less than minimum wage. This data now includes non-Florida data from all states and districts, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Sources:  State University Database System (SUDS) and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) analysis of State Wage Interchange System (SWIS).

 

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 $40,700 $42,945
9 $38,200 $42,741
8 $35,700 $42,536
7 $33,200 $42,332
6 $30,700 $42,127
5 $28,200 $41,923
4 $25,700 $41,718
3 $23,200 $41,514
2 $20,700 $41,309
1 $18,200 $41,105

 

This metric compares the average sticker price and the average gift aid amount. The sticker price includes: (1) tuition and fees for resident undergraduates; (2) books and supplies (we use a proxy as calculated by the College Board); and (3) the average number of credit hours attempted by students who were admitted as an FTIC student who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a program that requires only 120 credit hours. The gift aid amount includes: (1) financial aid (grants, scholarships, waivers and third-party payments) provided to resident undergraduate students during the most recent academic year; (2) the total number of credit hours for those resident undergraduates. The average gift aid award per credit hour was multiplied by 120 and compared to the sticker price.

Sources: State University Database System (SUDS), the Legislature’s annual General Appropriations Act, and university required fees as approved by the Florida Board of Governors.

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 $9,000 $7,581
9 $10,000 $7,621
8 $11,000 $7,661
7 $12,000 $7,701
6 $13,000 $7,741
5 $14,000 $7,781
4 $15,000 $7,820
3 $16,000 $7,860
2 $17,000 $7,900
1 $18,000 $7,940

 

This metric is based on the percentage of first-time-in-college (FTIC) students who started in the Fall (or summer continuing to Fall) term and were enrolled full-time in their first semester and had graduated from the same institution by the summer term of their fourth year. FTIC includes ‘early admit’ students who were admitted as a degree-seeking student prior to high school graduation. Students who were enrolled in advanced graduate programs during their 4th year were excluded.

Source:  State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 50% 39.8%
9 48.7% 39.3%
8 47.5% 38.8%
7 46.2% 38.3%
6 45% 37.8%
5 43.7% 37.3%
4 42.5% 36.8%
3 41.2% 36.3%
2 40% 35.8%
1 38.7% 35.3%

This metric is based on the percentage of first-time-in-college (FTIC) students who started in the fall (or summer continuing to fall) term and were enrolled full-time in their first semester and were still enrolled in the same institution during the next fall term with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 at the end of their first year (fall, spring, summer).

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 90% 85.3%
9 88.8% 84.8%
8 87.5% 84.3%
7 86.3% 83.8%
6 85% 83.3%
5 83.8% 82.8%
4 82.5% 82.3%
3 81.3% 81.8%
2 80% 81.3%
1 78.8% 80.8%

 

This metric is based on the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded within the programs designated by the Board of Governors as ‘Programs of Strategic Emphasis.’ A student who has multiple majors in the subset of targeted Classification of Instruction Program codes will be counted twice (i.e., double-majors are included).

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 50% 63.8%
9 47.5% 63.3%
8 45% 62.8%
7 42.5% 62.3%
6 40% 61.8%
5 37.5% 61.3%
4 35% 60.8%
3 32.5% 60.3%
2 30% 59.8%
1 27.5% 59.3%

 

This metric is based on the number of undergraduates, enrolled during the fall term, who received a Pell-grant during the fall term. Students who were not eligible for Pell-grants (e.g., Unclassified, non-resident aliens, post-baccs) were excluded from the denominator for this metric.

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 42% 43.6%
9 38% 43.1%
8 34% 42.6%
7 30% 42.1%
6 26% 41.6%
5 22% 41.1%
4 18% 40.6%
3 14% 40.1%
2 10% 39.6%
1 6% 39.1%

 

This metric is based on the number of graduate degrees awarded within the programs designated by the Board of Governors as ‘Programs of Strategic Emphasis’. A student who has multiple majors in the subset of targeted Classification of Instruction Program codes will be counted twice (i.e., double-majors are included).

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 60% 62.4%
9 57.5% 61.9%
8 55% 61.4%
7 52.5% 60.9%
6 50% 60.4%
5 47.5% 59.9%
4 45% 59.4%
3 42.5% 58.9%
2 40% 58.4%
1 37.5% 57.9%

 

This transfer cohort is defined as undergraduates entering in fall term (or summer continuing to fall) from the Florida College System with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree. The rate is the percentage of the initial cohort that has either graduated from the same institution by the summer term of their second academic year. Full-time students are used in the calculation. Students who were flagged as enrolled in advanced graduate programs that would not earn a bachelor’s degree were not excluded.

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
5 50% 36%
4 45% 35%
3 40% 34%
2 35% 33%
1 30% 32%

 

This metric is based on the percentage of students who started in the Fall (or summer continuing to Fall) term and were enrolled full-time or part-time in their first semester and who received a Pell Grant during their first year and who graduated from the same institution by the summer term of their sixth year. Students who were flagged as enrolled in advanced graduate programs that would not earn a bachelor’s degree were excluded.

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
5 80% 44%
4 75% 43%
3 70% 42%
2 65% 41%
1 60% 40%

The percentage of graduating seniors completing two or more high-impact practices as defined by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. High-impact practices include: (1) first-year seminar & experiences, (2) common intellectual experience, (3) writing-intensive courses, (4) collaborative assignments & projects, (5) diversity/global learning, (6) ePortolios, (7) service learning, community-based learning, (8) internships, (9) capstone courses & projects. Multiple activities within the same category only count once (e.g., a student completing three internships has completed one high impact practice).

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 51% 43.2%
9 47% 42.7%
8 43% 42.2%
7 39% 41.7%
6 35% 41.2%
5 31% 40.7%
4 27% 40.2%
3 23% 39.7%
2 19% 39.2%
1 15% 38.7%