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Student Equity Indicators

 Access

The percentage of each population group that is enrolled compared to that group’s representation in the adult population within the community served. 

 

Course Completion (Retention)

Ratio of the number of credit courses that students ― by population group ― actually complete by the end of the term compared to the number of courses in which students in that group are enrolled on the census day of the term.  Note:  Although Title 5 refers to “retention” the term “course completion” is deemed to embody that term in the guidelines. 

 

“Course Completion” means the successful completion of a credit course for which a student receives a recorded grade of A, B, C, or Credit.

 

ESL and Basic Skills Completion

Ratio of the number of students ― by population group ― who complete a degree-applicable course after having completed the final ESL or basic skills course to the number of those students who completed such a final course.

 

Completion of a degree applicable course means the “successful” completion of English 1A, elementary algebra or any collegiate course which is transferable to a four-year institution, has a value of three or more units, and meets established academic requirements for rigor in literacy and innumeracy.

 

Degree and Certificate Completion

Ratio of the number of students ― by population group ― who receive a degree or certificate to the number of students in that group with the same informed matriculation goal.

 

Transfer Rate

Ratio of the number of students ― by population group ― who complete a minimum of 12 units and have attempted a transfer level course in mathematics or English, to the number of students in that group who actually transfer after one or more (up to six) years.