|Measure: Requires three rates (including numbers) to be published and calculated. All numbers and rates are calculated using 150% of program time. |
Rate 1: First time student graduation number and rate: the number and rate at which first time, full time degree seeking students graduate.
Rate 2: Transfer-out number and rate: the number and rate at which first time, full time degree seeking students transfer out to another South Carolina public institution. Rate 3: Transfer-in graduation number and rate: the number and rate at which first time, full time, degree seeking students who transfer in from a South Carolina public institution who graduate. All three rates with numbers will be disclosed and combined for the following funding rate:
Example: [Initial cohort graduates + transfer in graduates] / [(First-time, full-time cohort + students transferring in with full time status) - (Students from the cohort who transfer out + students from the cohort who are otherwise disqualified according to the Student Right to Know Act, e.g., died, joined the military, totally disabled, etc.+ students from the transfer in cohort who transfer out or are disqualified)]
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Definition: Normal program time is the time stated in the institutions catalogue to obtain a degree. Generally two years for a two-.year institution and four years for a baccalaureate degree.
First time, full time students refers to undergraduate students only, for this indicator
First time refers to a students first time at any college
Full time refers to at least 12 credit hours enrollment for an undergraduate student
150% of normal program time refers to three years for a two year degree and six years for an undergraduate degree.
Transfers-in refers to first time transfers into an institution. Must be degree seeking, full time students.
Transfers-out of an institution refers to any student who leaves the institution to attend another postsecondary institution of higher education in South Carolina (documented by acceptable Student Right to Know documentation and confirmed by CHEMIS).
Method of Reporting: Annual reporting of data to the Commission on Higher Education Note: If out-of-state transfer information becomes available, this measure will be reviewed for possible consideration of that information