StetsonUniversity,OfficeofInstitutionalResearchEffectiveness

Allpost-secondaryinstitutionsreceivingfederalfundsarerequiredtomeetfederalretentionandgraduationreportingrequirementsasmandatedbytheHigherEducationOpportunityActof2008(HEOA)andoutlinedintheNationalPostsecondaryEducationCooperative(NPEC)’s“InformationRequiredtoBeDisclosedUndertheHigherEducationActof1965:SuggestionsforDissemination”?

Meetingtheserequirementscanbeanarduousandtedioustaskformanyinstitutionsthatis,priortoPowerBI?

UsingPowerBI,post-secondaryinstitutionscanmovebeyondtraditionalPDFreporting,suchasthatshowninthesamplebelow:

PowerBIallowsinstitutionstoprovideamorevisuallyappealingandintuitiverepresentationoftherequireddatadisclosures。

PowerBIalsoallowsinstitutionstoincludeadditionalmetrics,suchasmultiplecohortyears,persistencerate,andcollege,allinasingleinteractiveviewinsteadofaseriesofcomplexdatatables。

Assuch,thesolutiongoesbeyondtheminimumreportingrequirementsandbecomesatooltodemonstrateinstitutionaloutcometrends。

HereisasampleinteractivePowerBIreportforpost-secondaryreporting:

ThesolutionfocusesonspecificinstitutionalretentionandgraduationdisclosurerequirementsasspecifiedbytheHEOA,whichinclude:

RetentionRate:Institutionsmustmakeavailabletocurrentandprospectivestudentstheretentionrateofcertificate-ordegree-seeking,first-time,undergraduatestudentsasreportedtoIPEDS。

Completion/GraduationandTransfer-outRates:Eachinstitutionmustannuallymakeavailabletoprospectiveandenrolledstudentsthecompletionorgraduationrateofcertificate-ordegree-seeking,first-time,full-time,undergraduatestudents。

ThedataaretobeavailablebyJuly1eachyearforthemostrecentcohortthathashad150percentofnormaltimeforcompletionbyAugust31oftheprioryear。

Completionorgraduationratesmustbedisaggregatedby:

gender;

majorracialandethnicsubgroup(asdefinedinIPEDS);

recipientsofaFederalPellGrant;recipientsofasubsidizedStaffordLoanwhodidnotreceiveaPellGrant*;and