Performance Funding - Definitions and Technical Specifications

Four-Year Universities

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Measure Explanation Details Code
Total
Credentials
This is an overall headcount of all credentials awarded by the institution except that it excludes Certificates of Proficiency. This is degree levels 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08/11/12, 09/17, 10/18, and 19. (01 is Certificates of Proficiency and it is excluded.) Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A01
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Bachelor
Graduates
This is an overall headcount of all bachelor degrees awarded by the institution. This is degree level 05 (Bachelor's degree) only. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A01
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Associate
Graduates
This is an overall headcount of all associate degrees awarded by the institution. This is degree level 03 (Associate's degree) only. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A01
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Certificate
Graduates
This is an overall headcount of all Technical Certificates awarded by the institution. This is degree level 02 (Technical Certificate) only. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A01
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Master and
Specialist
Degrees
This is an overall headcount of all Master and Specialist degrees awarded by the institution. This is degree levels 07 (Master's degree) and 08 (Post-Masters, Specialist, Post-First Professional Degree/Certificate) only. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A01
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Doctoral
Degrees
This is an overall headcount of all Doctoral degrees awarded by the institution. This is degree levels 09/17 (Doctoral Degree - Research/Scholarship) and 10/18 (Doctoral Degree - Professional Practice). Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A01
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STEM
Credentials
This is an overall headcount of all certificates and degrees (Technical Certificates and above) awarded by the institution in the STEM CIP Codes. The 2011 version of the STEM CIP Codes were obtained from ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A03
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HIGH DEMAND
Credentials
This is an overall headcount of all certificates and degrees (Technical Certificates and above) awarded by the institution in the HIGH DEMAND CIP Codes. The 2011 version of the HIGH DEMAND CIP Codes were obtained from ADWS (Arkansas Department of Workforce Services). Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A03
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Minority
Graduates
This is an overall headcount of any credential (Technical Certificates and above) awarded to persons identified as Asian only, Black only, Hispanic any, American Indian/Alaska Native only, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander only or Two or More Races. Unknowns, Non-Resident Aliens, White and Other graduates are not included. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A04
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Non-Traditional
Graduates
This is an overall headcount of Non-Traditional students earning any credential (Technical Certificates and above). Non-Traditional Graduates are defined as age 25 or older at the time of graduation. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A06
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Remedial
Graduates
This is an overall headcount of any remediated student earning any credential (Technical Certificates and above). Remedial Graduates are defined those failing to achieve the score of 19 on the ACT test or its equivalent test and score. Students earning more than one credential are counted each time – duplicate credentials are not removed. A05
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Pell
(Low Income)
Graduates
However, reliable state data is not yet available. Therefore, Pell information was obtained from IPEDS. This is the percentage of all undergraduate students receiving Pell assistance. IPEDS data. No Code
Transfer Graduates
– Receiving Institution
(All and Bachelor's Only)
This is a count of any graduate earning any credential in which the student transferred from another Arkansas public institution of higher education. The institution “receiving” the student is counted. Graduates are only counted once – duplicates are removed. A08
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Course
Completion
This is a Successful Course Completion Rate calculation. It compares the number of all SSCH hours earned to all SSCH attempted in non-remedial courses.  The Successful Course Completion Rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points. ( The successful grades include A, B, C, D, S, K [CR], and R.) All technical institute funding courses are removed, i.e., courses identified at Ozark, Crossett, McGehee, or Marked Tree. A18
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Remedial/ Developmental Course Completion This is a Successful Course Completion Rate calculation for remedial courses only. It compares number of successful SSCH to all SSCH in remedial courses only. The successful grades include A, B, C, S, K (CR), and R. The Successful Course Completion Rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points. All technical institute funding courses are removed, i.e., courses identified at Ozark, Crossett, McGehee, or Marked Tree. A19
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Progression:
4-Year Version
This is a measuring using a cohort of degree/certificate –seeking students enrolling in 6 or more hours during the fall semester. This cohort is then tracked through the next academic year to identify how many students in the cohort earned a total 18 or more credit hours through the two academic years (including remedial/developmental courses). The Progression Rate is expressed as a percentage and changes over time are expressed as a difference in percentage points. This includes remedial/development credit hours. A23
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Regional Economic Needs Programs Credentials Number of all credentials (technical certificates and above) earned by a student for an academic year regardless of enrollment status in programs identified by the institution and approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. A10
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Expenditure of Federal Awards Increase in restricted federal expenditures excluding transfers and scholarships by fiscal year.
Patents The number of U.S. patents (utility, plant or design) issued or reissued to an institution within the year. Certificates of plant variety protection issued by the USDA should be included.
New Company Start-ups The number of new companies started during the years that were dependent on licensing an institution’s technology for their formation.