ABOUT THE DATA
OCC’s Fall to Winter retention rate trend comes from OCC’s data warehouse reporting
system and National Student Clearinghouse. Retention is defined as students who enroll
during the Fall Term and then re-enroll at OCC in the following Winter Term. The dashboard
shows 5 years’ worth of retention rate data. Filters can be used to drill down into
more detailed information on any sub-group.
- Retention Rate Calculations: # of students who returned in Winter / (total # of students
enrolled in Fall term - # of students transferred to 4 year institution - # of students
- Division: Collection of similar programs of study grouped into categories.
- 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
- In-District: Students who reside within Oakland County.
- Out-of-District: Students who reside in a region outside of Oakland County. This includes
anyone out of the county, state, or country.
- 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.
- Age: Age at the initial Fall. If age or birth date is not reported, then it’s unknown.
- Gender: Self-reported gender in the initial Fall. If gender is not reported, then
- Race/Ethnicity: Self-reported race/ethnicity in the initial Fall.