Key Performance Indicators

Student Outcomes

Indicators of Student Achievement

A dashboard of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) was established with metrics that are considered crucial toward achieving the mission of the college. This information is updated annually by November 1st. The calculation methodology was revised for the 2015–2016 and subsequent academic years.

Midstate College Student Achievement Dashboard
KPI 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Retention Rate 60.2% 64.7% 57.7% 60.7% 59.7% 66.5% 68.3%
Graduation Rate 39.5% 37.3% 42.8% 38.3% 51.1% 41.7% 39.0%
Job Placement Rate 93.1% 92.6% 91.6% 96.0% 94.0% 93.0% *
Annual Headcount 995 864 815 761 707 646 548
Completion Rate 78.8% 79.1% 74.9% 75.8% 74.5% 81.7% 79.0%
Student Satisfaction 4.40 4.46 4.43 4.40 4.41 4.47 4.47
Graduate Satisfaction 3.57 3.56 3.68 3.64 3.53 3.59 3.33
Default Rate 17.4% 7.4% 4.3% 8.2% 6.9% 7.8% 4.9%
Fiscal Reporting (90/10) 82.7% 86.9% 85.2% 82.6% 83.7% 85.8% **
Persistence Rate 71.5% 71.8% 69.5% 63.6% 66.2% 77.3% 76.3%

* The job placement rate for the most recent academic year will be published after one year has passed.
** The 90/10 rate for the most recent academic year has not been calculated yet.

KPI Definitions

Retention rate:
Percent of new start cohort groups registered for classes the third term after initial enrollment; the cohort used is from the preceding academic year
Graduation Rate:
Percent of new starts that graduated within 300% of the time their respective programs take to complete; the cohort used is from the sixth preceding academic year
Job Placement Rate:
Percent of Midstate College graduates that are employed in a profession aligned with their earned credential within one year of the last day of classes; the methodology used is specified by the State of Illinois
Annual Headcount:
The annual unduplicated headcount of students served
Completion Rate:
Percent of all credit hours scheduled each term that are earned
Student Satisfaction:
Overall student satisfaction with Midstate College on a five-point scale, as assessed annually by the Student Opinion Survey
Graduate Satisfaction:
Overall graduate satisfaction with Midstate College on a four-point scale, compiled annually from the quarterly Graduate Exit survey
Default Rate:
Percent of Midstate students that defaulted on student loans within three years of graduating, as published by the Department of Education (from 2010-2011 through 2012-2013, a two-year rate was published)
Fiscal Reporting (90/10):
Percent of tuition and fees derived from Title IV funds
Persistence Rate:
Percent of new start cohort groups registered for classes the second term after initial enrollment; the cohort used is from the preceding academic year