Fall to Fall Persistence

About the Data

OCC’s Fall to Fall persistence rate trend comes from OCC’s data warehouse reporting system and National Student Clearinghouse. Persistence is defined as students who enroll during the Fall Term and then re-enroll at OCC in the following Fall Term. The dashboard shows 5 years’ worth of persistence rate data. Filters can be used to drill down into more detailed information on any sub-group.

  • Persistence Rate Calculations: # of students who returned in Fall / (total # of students enrolled in Fall term - # of students transferred to 4 year institution - # of students graduated).
  • Division: Collection of similar programs of study grouped into categories.
  • Program of Study: Primary major students claimed.
  • Full-Time Status: A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits.
  • Part-Time Status: A student enrolled for less than 12 semester credits.
  • PELL Eligible: PELL grant program (Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Part A, Subpart I, as amended.) provides assistance to eligible undergraduate postsecondary students with demonstrated financial need to help meet education expenses. If a student is eligible for PELL, they can choose not to use PELL.
  • College Readiness: Students placed into developmental English or develop Math courses in the initial Fall are considered not college ready, otherwise the students are considered college ready.
  • FTIAC: First Time in Any College (FTIAC) students are those who have never attended college before this term.
  • Non-FTIAC: Students who have experienced higher education before this term at OCC or elsewhere.
  • Residency Status: In-district or out-of-district at the initial Fall Term.
  • Credits before Following Fall: Total credit students have earned at OCC prior to the following Fall.
  • Race/Ethnicity: Self-reported race/ethnicity in the Fall.
  • Age: Age at the Fall. If age or birth date is not reported, then it’s unknown.
  • Gender: Self-reported gender in the Fall. If gender is not reported, then it’s unknown.

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