This dashboard provides a count of an average time to completion for credentials awarded by your institution.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Time to Credential and Credentials Conferred Dashboard.
How It Works
This dashboard displays the full range of undergraduate credential levels offered by your institution across the six most recent academic years. Unlike the other dashboards, which are cohort-based, this dashboard is based on the academic year in which each credential was awarded, so the credentials are not restricted to the students submitted in your institution’s cohort data file, and one student may have multiple credentials.
The time required to complete each credential demonstrates the length of time in calendar years elapsed from the student’s first enrollment until the student earned each undergraduate credential. Credentials earned by students who have stopped out for more than five years after first enrolling are excluded from this measurement.
Time to Credential/Total Credential Count by Dimension
This section provides an overview of how your institution’s time to credential and the number of credentials conferred have changed across academic years. You can use the Select Chart menu to select either Time to Credential or Total Credential Count.
This section can also be disaggregated by dimension. The color of each bar represents a different credential offered by your institution, but when you select a dimension, multiple bars of the same color will appear. The bars are labeled with the dimensions they represent.
Total Credentials Conferred by Year
This section provides an overview of the share of various credentials awarded by your institution. Each bar reflects all undergraduate credentials awarded, and each segment of the bar shows the percentage by credential level. This section is not affected by dimensions.
Average Time to Credential by Year
This section displays the average time that was required to complete a credential at your institution by academic year. The lines represent the various credential levels offered at your institution.
Impact of College Readiness on Time to Credential for First-Time Students
Watch the video below to learn how to use the Time to Credential and Credentials Conferred dashboard to understand the impact that college readiness has on time-to-credential for first-time students.
Impact on Enrollment Type and Attendance on Time to Complete an Associate Degree
Watch the video below to learn how to use the Time to Credential and Credentials Conferred dashboard to understand the impact of enrollment type and attendance on the time it takes students to complete associate degrees.