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Dashboard Metric 7: Fall to Spring Retention

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Metric #7

The percentage of SVCC students who enroll in the Fall semester and reenroll in the following Spring semester are measured.

Explanation
Retention is calculated by determining the percentage of students who are enrolled at SVCC (enrolled 10th day) in the fall semester and return the following spring semester (measured again at 10th day). This metric excludes those students who transfer to another institution, complete their degree or certificate at SVCC or who are ONLY enrolled in BCE, BPS, GSP, or dual credit courses. This metric also excludes course enrollees.
Example

For example, let’s assume that 100 students are enrolled the first fall, and 50 are enrolled in the following spring, but 25 students graduate or transfer. The fall to spring retention rate is…

FF Retention =
50
100‐25
X100% = 67%