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 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Completion Rate 79.1% 74.9% 75.8% 74.5% 81.7% 79.0% 80.4%
Persistence Rate 71.8% 69.5% 63.6% 66.2% 77.3% 76.3% 70.5%
Retention Rate 64.7% 57.7% 60.7% 59.7% 66.5% 68.3% 57.6%
Graduation Rate 37.3% 42.8% 38.3% 51.1% 41.7% 39.0% 41.2%
Job Placement Rate 92.6% 91.6% 96.0% 94.0% 93.0% 92.0% *
Student Satisfaction 4.46 4.43 4.40 4.41 4.47 4.47 4.38
Graduate Satisfaction 3.56 3.68 3.64 3.53 3.59 3.33 3.13
Annual Headcount 864 815 761 707 646 548 375
Fiscal Reporting (90/10) 86.9% 85.2% 82.6% 83.7% 85.8% 84.3% **
Default Rate 7.4% 4.3% 8.2% 6.9% 7.8% 4.9% 5.2%
Financial Responsibility Composite 2.50 2.60 2.60 2.50 2.63 2.76 2.45

* 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

Completion Rate:
Percent of all credit hours scheduled each term that are earned
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
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
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
Annual Headcount:
The annual unduplicated headcount of students served
Fiscal Reporting (90/10):
Percent of tuition and fees derived from Title IV funds
Default Rate:
Percent of tuition and fees derived from Title IV funds
Financial Responsibility Composite:
Reflects overall financial health of institution along a scale of negative 1.00 to positive 3.00