Common Enrollment, Persistence, and Graduation Questions

Updated 4 months ago by Charlotte Klein

Alumni advisors are often asked to provide metrics on alumni enrollment, persistence, and graduation. Use the list below to find help docs on commonly-requested reports and dashboards.

College Enrollment

  1. How many students are enrolled in college? 4-year vs 2-year? In-state vs out-of-state? See here.
  2. How many students are enrolled in “College X"? What are our top colleges for college enrollment? See here.
  3. How many students are currently enrolled in one of our University Partners? See here.
  4. How can I create an email list or mailing list of all alumni or just alumni who are enrolled in college? See here.

Retention & Persistence

  1. Student Retention: What percentage of the class of 2020 who enrolled at some point in their first year stayed in the same college, transferred to a different college, or withdrew in year 2? See here.
  2. College Retention: What percentage of the class of 2020 who enrolled in “College X” in their first year are persisting in the same college in year 2? See here.

College Completion

  1. How many of our alumni have graduated from college? 4-year vs 2-year? By class year? See here.
  2. What degrees have our alumni received, and in what majors? See here.
  3. How many of our alumni have graduated from "College X"? What are our top colleges for college graduation? See here.
  4. What is our six-year college completion rate for class years 2012-2015? What is our average six-year college completion rate? See here.

Future Reports

The following reports are not currently possible but will be available by the end of the calendar year:

  1. What percentage of (total graduates, a specific grad class, or students who enrolled in “X College”) is currently persisting in any college?
  2. Non-retained students: what would you want to know about them? E.g. how many transfer immediately? How many transfer down to a two-year college?


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