EAB Annual Reporting of Student Outcomes: Definitions

Overview

Rather than looking at a snapshot in time of all students in a particular program, schools will be required to track students based on their start date.

Definitions

Cohort

Students will be tracked in groups, or cohorts, based on their start date. A cohort consists of all students who started in a 12-month period, as defined by the school. The standard cohort year runs from July 1 through June 30. However, schools may elect to use an alternative 12-month period, such as a calendar year or business fiscal year.

Reporting Year

A reporting year is a 12-month period, as defined by the school. Each reporting year, schools will report outcomes data for each active cohort.

New Starts [NS]

Students who began a program during the cohort year.

Transfers-In (from a different school) [TI]

Students who transferred into a program from another institution any time during the cohort year. Only transfers that can be verified should be reported.

Transfers From (a different program within the school) [TF]

Students who transferred into a program from another program within the school any time during the cohort year.

Transfers-Out (to a different school) [TO]

Students in each cohort who transferred out to a different institution any time during the reporting year. Only transfers that can be verified should be reported.

Transfers To (a different program within the school) [TT]

Students in each cohort who transferred to another program within the school during the reporting year.

Drops/Withdrawals [DW]

Students in each cohort who discontinued their program during the reporting year.

Continuing Next Year [CN]

Number of students that will continue in the same program during the next reporting year. Students on an (approved) leave of absence are considered to be enrolled and continuing.

Completers [CP]

Students in each cohort who completed their program and were awarded their degree, diploma or certificate during the reporting year.

Employed [EP]

Completers who found new employment in a training-related field, advanced with their current employer as a direct result of training provided by the school, or whose employer required completion of the program during the reporting year.

Note: Completers who consider themselves to be self-employed or who immediately will be continuing their educational studies either at the school or another school should be reported as "employed."

Employed Verified [EV]

Number of students reported employed that can be verified with supported documentation. Schools will be asked to submit employment verification documentation prior to completing the Online Renewal.

Program Met Expectations & Satisfied with School [ME] & [SS]

The percentage of completers who answer yes to the following questions:

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