The Transfer Benchmarking dashboard provides a view of transfer-out rates of students by cohort year compared to benchmarking institutions. The dashboard includes information on students who enrolled at the cohort institution, then transferred to another two-year or four-year institution, including data on credentials earned pre- and post-transfer.
The summary at the top of the dashboard displays the transfer-out rates of the cohort institution compared to the benchmarking institutions.
Click the number of benchmarking institutions to see a list of the institutions the dashboard is using for benchmarking. After you apply filters to the dashboard, this list will display which benchmarking institutions remain.
Average Credits Earned at Cohort Institution and Transfer-Out Rates
This section shows average credits students earned before transferring across all years and the number and percentage of transfer-out students within the selected timeframe categorized as either Transfer-Out to 2-Year or Transfer-Out to 4-Year for the cohort institution and benchmarking institutions.
The green box contains data for the cohort institution. If your account represents a system of institutions or third party, you can use the Select an Institution drop-down to select a single institution.
The blue box contains data for the benchmarking institutions. You can refine the list of benchmarking institutions using the benchmarking filters.
Total Transfer-Out Year-Over-Year by Dimension
This section shows the percentages of total transfer-out students at the cohort institution and benchmarking institutions year-over-year by dimension.
The cohort institution is represented by a green line, and the benchmarking institutions are represented by a blue line. Once you select a dimension, you can select a category to view more detailed information in the Destination Institution Type by Dimension for Category and Credential Earned Post-Transfer by Dimension for Category sections of the dashboard.
Destination Institution Type by Dimension for Category
This section shows the percentage of total transfer-out students to two-year and four-year institutions at the cohort institution and benchmarking institutions year-over-year by the selected dimension for the selected category.
For each year, the cohort institution data is shown on the left in shades of orange, and the benchmarking data is shown on the right in shades of blue. The different shades represent the two-year and four-year categories.
Credential Earned Post-Transfer by Dimension for Category
This section shows the percentage of credentials earned post-transfer at the cohort institution and benchmarking institutions year-over-year by the selected dimension for the selected category.
For each year, the cohort institution data is shown on the left in shades of green, and the benchmarking data is shown on the right in shades of blue. The green and blue shades represent the “Certificate,” “Associate,” and “Bachelor’s” categories. The red shades represent the “No Credential” category.
You can use the global filters to select the cohort and refine the students the dashboard includes. Global filters apply to the entire dashboard.
The global filter options are hidden by default. Click Apply Global Filters to view them. Click the X to re-hide them.
This dashboard includes a unique filter called Transferred Within. This filter applies to the entire dashboard. You can use this filter to select the timeframe in which the students transferred out after their initial enrollment. The timeframe options include:
- 0-2 years
- 0-3 years
- 0-6 years
- 2-3 years
- 3-4 years
- 4-6 years
- 6-8 years
You can use the benchmarking filters to refine the list of institutions the dashboard uses for benchmarking. These filters apply to the entire dashboard.
If you would like to apply both global filters and benchmarking filters, select the global filter(s) first, then the benchmarking filter(s).
Apply benchmarking filters in the following order. Make sure the Keep Checked option is selected for all filters. See Troubleshooting No Data for more information.
- Select a category from the Benchmarking drop-down.
– State: State in which the institutions are located
– HBCU: Historically black colleges and universities
– HSI: Hispanic-serving institutions
– Carnegie: Institutions classified by the Carnegie Classification system
- Select a benchmarking subcategory from the Subcategory drop-down. The subcategories available depend on the benchmarking category you select.
- Select an option from Institution Type filter (4 Year, 2 Year, or All).
- Select an option from the Public/Private filter (Private, Public, or All).
Depending on the category and subcategory you select, the Institution Type and/or Public/Private filters may not be available.
Select a dimension from the Select Dimension drop-down to filter the data in the Total Transfer-Out Year-Over-Year by Dimension line graph by student group: Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Age, GPA Range, or Credential Type Sought. Dimensions only apply to the Total Transfer-Out Year-Over-Year by Dimension section of the dashboard.
Click a category on the left side of the Total Transfer-Out Year-Over-Year by Dimension line graph to filter the Destination Institution Type by Dimension for Category and Credential Earned Post-Transfer by Dimension for Category bar graphs by category. Categories only apply to these sections of the dashboard.
If you select the Race/Ethnicity dimension and the American Indian or Alaskan Native category from the Total Transfer-Out Year-Over-Year by Dimension section, the Destination Institution Type by Dimension for Category and Credential Earned Post-Transfer by Dimension for Category bar graphs will display data only for American Indian or Alaskan Native students.
Troubleshooting No Data
There are three reasons why the First Year CCR Benchmarking Dashboard might show no data:
- Not Enough Benchmarking Institutions: The dashboard requires at least five benchmarking institutions to show benchmarking data. You may have filtered the benchmarking institutions down to less than five. Remove one or more benchmarking filters.
- Not Enough Cohort Students: The dashboard requires at least 11 students to show student outcomes data. You may have filtered the students in the selected cohorts down to less than 11. Remove one or more global filters.
- Keep Checked is Not Selected: The dashboard will show no data if the Keep Checked option in any benchmarking filter is not selected. Keep Checked must be selected in all benchmarking filters. If you clear all options for any benchmarking filter, make sure you re-select the Keep Checked.