Presentation on theme: "Tracking Applicants Using National Student Clearinghouse and State Databases in Florida SAIR Conference San Antonio, TX Denise S. Gater & Carol Huang Office."— Presentation transcript:
Tracking Applicants Using National Student Clearinghouse and State Databases in Florida SAIR Conference San Antonio, TX Denise S. Gater & Carol Huang Office of Institutional Research October 13, 2003
Introduction Process Results Data Issues Conclusions Future Research
Introduction National competition for best students Indicator of institutional quality Used in rankings, accountability, benchmarking Our focus on top students – If we accept them and they do not attend, where are they enrolling?
The Process Examined subsequent enrollment of students admitted by UF who did not enroll – Prospective First-time Freshmen Prospective Graduate Students Prospective First-Professional Students Law Dentistry Medicine Pharmacy Vet Medicine
The Process Two Data Sources National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) State Databases in Florida Official student data (Fall Semester) Submitted by each institution in the state university system to the Florida Division of Colleges and Universities
Initially formed to simplify enrollment verification for student loans, assisting both higher ed institutions and lenders in a complex process. EnrollmentSearch – a service that institutional researchers can use to query the NSC database of 40 million postsecondary enrollment records. What is NSC?
Institutions must sign an agreement that will allow sharing of their data Data on prospective, current, and former students > 2500 institutions (or 86% currently enrolled students) Directory information (FERPA-compliant) What is NSC?
Enrollment of prospective students at our peer institutions Association of American Universities (AAU) 49 Active (82%) 6 Inactive (10%) 5 blocked ( 8%) What is NSC?
Prospective Law Students Top institutions of enrollment
Prospective First Professionals – Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, & Vet Medicine
Data Issues Registrars’ concerns Timely submission of data Student classification level needed Students enrolled in non-degree programs 1 st Professional admits enrolled in non- professional programs