Performance Based Funding Metrics


Metric Definitions & Benchmarks


1. Percent of Bachelor's Graduates Enrolled or Employed ($25,000+) in the U.S. One Year After Graduation

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% 74.2%
9 70.5% 73.7%
8 68.3% 73.2%
7 66.0% 72.7%
6 63.7% 72.2%
5 61.4% 71.7%
4 59.2% 71.2%
3 56.9% 70.7%
2 54.6% 70.2%
1 52.3% 69.7%

 

2. Median Wages of Bachelor’s Graduates Employed Full-time One Year After Graduation

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 41 states and districts, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Sources: State University Database System (SUDS), Florida
Education & Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) and Florida Department of Economic Opprtunity (DEO) analysis of Wage Record Interchange System (WRIS2) and Federal Employment Data Exchange (FEDES), and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 $40,700 $38,640
9 $38,200 $38,456
8 $35,700 $38,272
7 $33,200 $38,088
6 $30,700 $37,904
5 $28,200 $37,720
4 $25,700 $37,536
3 $23,200 $37,352
2 $20,700 $37,168
1 $18,200 $36,984

 

3. Cost to the Student Net Tuition & Fees for Resident Undergraduates per 120 Credit Hours

This metric is based on resident undergraduate student tuition and fees, books and supplies as calculated by the College Board (which serves as a proxy until a university work group makes an alternative recommendation), the average number of credit hours attempted by students who were admitted as FTIC and graduated with a bachelor’s degree for programs that require 120 credit hours, and financial aid (grants, scholarships and waivers) provided to students.

Source: State University Database System (SUDS), the Legislature’s annual General Appropriations Act, and university required fees.

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 $9,000 $9,424
9 $10,000 $9,474
8 $11,000 $9,523
7 $12,000 $9,573
6 $13,000 $9,622
5 $14,000 $9,672
4 $15,000 $9,722
3 $16,000 $9,771
2 $17,000 $9,821
1 $18,000 $9,870

 

4. Four Year FTIC Graduation Rate

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% 36.30%
9 48.7% 35.80%
8 47.5% 35.30%
7 46.2% 34.80%
6 45% 34.30%
5 43.7% 33.80%
4 42.5% 33.30%
3 41.2% 32.80%
2 40% 32.30%
1 38.7% 31.80%
5. Academic Progress Rate 2nd Year Retention with GPA at 2.0 or Above

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% 84.8%
9 88.8% 84.3%
8 87.5% 83.8%
7 86.3% 83.3%
6 85% 82.8%
5 83.8% 82.3%
4 82.5% 81.8%
3 81.3% 81.3%
2 80% 80.8%
1 78.8% 80.3%

 

6. Bachelor's Degrees Awarded within Programs of Strategic Emphasis

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% 59.30%
9 47.5% 58.80%
8 45% 58.30%
7 42.5% 57.80%
6 40% 57.30%
5 37.5% 56.80%
4 35% 56.30%
3 32.5% 55.80%
2 30% 55.30%
1 27.5% 54.80%
7. University Access Rate Percent of Undergraduates with a Pell-grant

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% 44.6%
9 38% 44.1%
8 34% 43.6%
7 30% 43.1%
6 26% 42.6%
5 22% 42.1%
4 18% 41.6%
3 14% 41.1%
2 10% 40.6%
1 6% 40.1%

 

8. Graduate Degrees Awarded within Programs of Strategic Emphasis

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% 58.1%
9 57.5% 57.6%
8 55% 57.1%
7 52.5% 56.6%
6 50% 56.1%
5 47.5% 55.6%
4 45% 55.1%
3 42.5% 54.6%
2 40% 54.1%
1 37.5% 53.6%

 

9. Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Without Excess Hours

This metric is based on the percentage of baccalaureate degrees awarded within 110% of the credit hours required for a degree based on the Board of Governors Academic Program Inventory. This metric excludes the following types of student credits: accelerated mechanisms; remedial coursework; non-native credit hours that are not used toward the degree; non-native credit hours from failed, incomplete, withdrawn, or repeated courses; credit hours from internship programs; credit hours up to 10 foreign language credit hours; and credit hours earned in military science courses that are part of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. Starting in 2018-19, the calculation for this metric included a new type of statutory exclusion of up to 12 credit hours for students who graduated in four years or less.
Note: This metric does not report the number of students who paid the “Excess Hour Surcharge” (1009.286, FS).

Source: State University Database System (SUDS).

PointsExcellenceImprovement
10 80% 86.1%
9 77.5% 85.6%
8 75% 85.1%
7 72.5% 84.6%
6 70% 84.1%
5 67.5% 83.6%
4 65% 83.1%
3 62.5% 82.6%
2 60% 82.1%
1 57.5% 81.6%

 

10. Percent of Baccalaureate Graduates Completing 2+ Types of High-Impact Practices

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) Collab Assignments & Projects, (5) Diversity/Global Learning, (6) ePortfolios, (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% 44%
9 47% 43.5%
8 43% 43%
7 39% 42.5%
6 35% 42%
5 31% 41.5%
4 27% 41%
3 23% 40.5%
2 19% 40%
1 15% 39.5%