To ensure student completion and persistence toward a post-secondary credential
Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students who graduate, transfer, or are still enrolled with 36 hours after six years
Denominator: A fall cohort of credential-seeking students (program code A, D, C) enrolled in curriculum courses at a college for the first time after high school graduation. Includes those dually enrolled previously at the same institution and excludes students previously enrolled at another college.
Numerator: Those within the cohort above who by the fall that occurs six years after original cohort designation either graduate (A, D, or C), transfer to a four year institution, or are still enrolled during that sixth fall semester previously completing 36 non-developmental hours.
Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file
National Student Clearinghouse
Denominator: Students must meet one of the following criteria:
Numerator: All students from the denominator who achieve at least one of the following:
Graduation- Graduated from a North Carolina community college credential program (A, D, C) at any point from the start of their first fall term and up till 6th fall term afterward.
Transfer- Transferred into a 4-year college as archived in the National Student Clearinghouse database on or before the 6th fall after original cohort term.
Persistence- Still enrolled during the 6th fall term and successfully completing at least 36 non-developmental credits prior to the 6th fall term. Successful credit completion is based on grades of C or better.