Presentation on theme: "Evidence of CSUN’s Educational Effectiveness: Selected Data Sources Bettina J. Huber Director of Institutional Research Preparing for the Second WASC Site."— Presentation transcript:
Evidence of CSUN’s Educational Effectiveness: Selected Data Sources Bettina J. Huber Director of Institutional Research Preparing for the Second WASC Site Visit 9 September 2011
Overview Gains in Undergraduate Persistence Transfer Students First Time Freshmen Talking to the WASC Visitors
A Comparative View of Persistence at CSUN Data Sources Multi-year campus-specific CRSDE persistence data Multi-year CSU data on FTF proficiency at entry Persistence Measures Examined One-year continuation rates Proficiency at entry (FTF only) Graduation rates ( 6 years for FTF; 3 years for FTT ) Likely graduates: students who have graduated or are still enrolled at a fixed point after entry (e.g., 3 years or 6 years)
A Comparative View of Persistence at CSUN CSU Campus Groupings Examined The system as a whole Large campuses (n=6) Los Angeles Basin campuses (n=5) Subgroups Examined Two gender groups Four racial and ethnic groups
Racial and Ethnic Subgroups Considered Traditionally Underserved Students American Indian Pacific Islander African American Latina/o Better Served Students Asian White Other and Unknown
Figure 10. Campus-Specific One-Year Continuation Rates for All Freshmen by Proficiency in Math at Entry (Fall Cohort Averages)
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Key Data Points: Transfer Students Have among the highest three-year and likely graduation rates in the CSU Have among the highest one-year continuation rates in the CSU Traditionally underserved and better served students perform equally well
Key Data Points: First Time Freshmen Strong gains in persistence to graduation during the last decade Traditionally underserved students have gained disproportionately, but still lag better served CSUN freshman graduation rates remain among the lowest in the system The one-year continuation rate has declined in recent years The continuation rate remains among the lowest in the system
We must help our poor freshmen! We are failing them!