(February 11, 2015) One of MI School Data’s most valuable offerings is the connection between high school data and college data. Knowing how many of Michigan’s high school graduates go on to college, and how they are faring, is valuable to both high school and postsecondary educators.
CEPI introduced these reports a few years ago, and every year since then we’ve seen improvements in the quality of the data collections. Over time we’ve also introduced several functional enhancements to the reports, thanks to input from many people in the education community. Check out the following reports to see an additional year of data and some cool improvements!
- College Enrollment by High School shows, by high school, district, or ISD, the number and percent of graduates who enrolled in a college or university. You can now see data for the 2013-14 high school graduation year. New this year is a view of students who have enrolled in college as of 6 months of high school graduation – formerly the report displayed college enrollments as of 12, 24, 36, and 48 months of graduating. In addition, you can see race/ethnicity by gender in the same display. RELOAD ALERT: We reloaded the data for earlier years for better consistency across all the college enrollment reports. Click on About This Report (in the bar at the top of the report) for details.
- 24 College Credits shows, by high school, how long it’s taking for graduates to accumulate 24 credits in college. Data for the 2012-13 high school graduation year has been added, and we’ve added the ability to see race/ethnicity and gender in the same display. RELOAD ALERT: Data for earlier years was reloaded. See About This Report for details.
- College Remedial Coursework shows the number of Michigan public high school graduates who took at least one remedial course after enrolling in a Michigan college or university the year after graduating high school. Data for 2012-13 high school grads has been added, along with the ability to see race/ethnicity and gender in the same display. RELOAD ALERT: We are in the process of reviewing and reloading data for earlier years, and until that’s completed you can only select the latest year and no trend views will be available. See About This Report for details.
- College Undergraduate Enrollment provides a profile of undergraduate students enrolled at Michigan colleges and universities. 2013-14 postsecondary enrollment year data is now available.
College Transfer shows the transfer patterns, demographics, and performance data for undergraduate students who transfer from one college or university to another. In addition to adding 2013-14 data, the report now displays transfers to and from both 2-year and 4-year colleges. Formerly it only displayed 2-year to 4-year transfers, so we’re pretty excited about its new features and the new way the data is displayed. We thank the many people in the higher education community who helped us design and test it.
Student Pathways. This data file shows student-level information on college enrollment, coursework, cumulative credit, program and award information, and grade point averages (GPAs). It has value for both K-12 and college personnel, and can only be accessed with a secure login. The file has been updated with 2013-14 college data, and you can now see fall 2014 enrollment data for the 2014 graduating class.
The 2013-14 data reflects the first year community colleges and universities used our STARR (Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository) application to report academic information. We believe this method will result in even more accurate data, and we thank our postsecondary institutions for their excellent efforts to convert to the new method of reporting.
RELOAD ALERT: On a related note, on 2/5/15 we became aware of an error in flagging remedial coursework for years before 2013-14. Until our review is completed, the remedial course flags/columns in the Student Pathways report won’t be available. If you downloaded a Student Pathways report before 2/5/15 to analyze remedial coursework, you will want to download again after CEPI corrects the file.