University of Southern Indiana

Fact Book FAQ's

1. How do I find the retention rate for a particular cohort of students?

The Retention and Graduation Rates dashboard represents the percent of new, first-time undergraduate students who were retained and graduated. Only fall cohorts are represented, and transfer students are excluded. The chart contains eight years of data, so retainment rates to the 6th year may be examined. 

  • Click on Students in the top navigation bar.
  • Click on Retention & Graduation Rates underneath the Retention, Graduation Rates, and Completions sub-header.
  • Use any of the filters to identify your cohort. Note that the filters selected indicate the characteristics at the time of entry.
  • The data in the chart will update based on your filter specifications.

2. How do I find the graduation rate for a particular cohort of students?

The Retention and Graduation Rates dashboard represents the percent of new, first-time undergraduate students who were retained and graduated. Only fall cohorts are represented, and transfer students are excluded. The chart contains eight years of data, so graduation rates of six years or less may be examined. 

  • Click on Students in the top navigation bar.
  • Click on Retention & Graduation Rates underneath the Retention, Graduation Rates, and Completions sub-header.
  • Use any of the filters to identify your cohort. Note that the filters selected indicate the characteristics at the time of entry.
  • The data in the chart will update based on your filter specifications. Note that graduation rates are cumulative

3. How do I find the enrollment number for a particular college/department?

The University Enrollment Data Table represents the enrollment and demographics information about the overall USI student population. The table shows the total enrollment numbers for the past five years and can be filtered by college, department, major, and several demographic variables. 

  • Click on Students in the top navigation bar.
  • Click on Overall underneath the Student Enrollment sub-header.
  • Choose how you would like the data aggregated. You can aggregate by College, Department, Gender or Ethnicity.
  • Use the top filters to identify your cohort. 
  • The data in the table will update based on your filter specifications.

4. How do I find basic student demographics for a particular department/major?

The College Enrollment Data Table represents the enrollment and demographics information about the USI student population by College. The table shows the total enrollment numbers for the past five years and can be filtered by college, department, major, and several demographic variables. 

  • Click on Students in the top navigation bar.
  • Click on Overall underneath the Student Enrollment sub-header.
  • Use the top filters to identify your cohort.
  • The data in the table will update based on your filter specifications.

5. How do I find the number of yearly awards given for a particular college/department?

The Program Completions dashboard represents the completions by award type and program of USI alumni. Program completions are somewhat different from degrees awarded. Program completion refers to the successful fulfillment of the requirements for a major course of study that is culminated with an awarded credential (e.g. certificate, degree). Primary completion refers to the first major listed on a credential. Filtering to this option will produce unduplicated counts for the total credentials awarded.

  • Click on Students in the top navigation bar.
  • Click on Program Completions underneath the Retention, Graduation Rates, and Completions sub-header.
  • Use the top filters to identify your cohort. Note that the filters default to the Primary Completion Only.
  • In the top graph, you can hover over or click on points along the chart lines to get the number of completions by degree type
  • You can filter the bottom graphs by year by selecting a point along the top graph. 

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