1. Bachelor's Degrees Conferred: The number of bachelor's degrees conferred is a direct measure of student success. To evaluate the effectiveness of regional campus initiatives for students, campuses have developed separate targets for non-traditional, first-generation, and minority students.
2. Transfer Enrollment: The ability to transfer from one institution to another promotes student success. In the state of Indiana, transfer from Ivy Tech Community College to four-year institutions increases baccalaureate degree attainment and is a goal of the community college system.
3. Student Experience: Students' satisfaction with their overall experience, an indirect measure of student learning, is one measure of institutional quality. All IU campuses participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) every three years. Their results may be compared to peer institutions -- private institutions and public institutions with similar characteristics. Campuses currently are in the process of collecting direct evidence of student learning, and a summary metric will be added when data collection is complete.
4. Average Loan Debt for IU Studies: College costs influence work, family, and financial decisions that impact student engagement and commitment. Controlling net price and loan indebtedness are expected to have positive impacts on access to higher education and student success.
5. Student Success and Progress Rate: The percentage of students who remain enrolled at IU or another institution, together with the percentage who earned their degree at IU or another institution, is a direct measure of student success. This metric, unlike many completion metrics, is also computed for transfer students. Currently, the campuses do not have historical trend information for these metrics to guide target-setting. Therefore, these data will be tracked until we have sufficient information to set accurate targets.
6. Pre-College and Transfer Credits: Students who accumulate college credits prior to enrollment may complete their degree more quickly and affordably. Campuses are tracking this metric to better understand the impact of these credits on student outcomes.