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STUDENT SUCCESS: Student Persistence to Degree Completion

The number of degrees awarded in a given year for every 100 FTE students enrolled is a comprehensive measure of education outcomes that shows the conversion of enrollments into degrees. This measure is more comprehensive than the traditional “timeliness” of degree completion measure (percent of students graduating in 6-years or less). Unlike the 6-year graduation measure which only includes first-time, full-time undergraduate students, the student persistence measure captures the outcomes of all students at all levels, including post-baccalaureate, part-time, and transfer students.

From 2004 to 2009, UNO’s student persistence to degree completion increased from 20.8 to 22.4 degrees awarded per 100 FTE students. For the 2010 year, the number of degrees per 100 FTE students increased to 23.4. The overall increase of 2.6 degrees per 100 FTE students for the 2004-2010 period represents an increase of 12.5 percent in this measure of educational outcomes.

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Data: Student Degree Persistence--Degrees Per 100 Students Enrolled: 2004-2010

Category 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
University of Nebraska at Omaha 20.8 21.5 21.8 21.5 22.6 22.4 23.4
CUMU Average (10 Institutions) 24.1 24.5 24.7 25.0 24.0 24.7
3-Campus NU Average 20.5 21.1 21.4 21.2 22.0 21.4

Definitions and Sources (see the data for UNO & CUMU peers)

Definitions: Number of Degrees Awarded Per 100 Full-Time Equivalency Students: The total number of degrees granted per 100 full time equivalent students enrolled.

Sources: UNO and CUMU peer institution trend data downloaded from Trends in College Spending online, a service of the Delta Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity and Accountability. All Delta Project Data are based on data reported annually by U.S. colleges and universities through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. UNO 2010 data updated by UNO Office of Institutional Research using Delta Project methods.