200% Graduation Rates for less than 4-year institutions reporting on a fall cohort (academic reporters)
Overview 
Graduation Rates 200 Overview
 The Graduation Rate 200 component of the IPEDS survey is a further extension of the traditional Graduation Rate component. GR200 carries over 100% and 150% graduation rate data from previous cohorts and requests any additional completers and exclusions between 151% and 200% of normal time to completion. 
 Data Reporting Reminders 
 The reporting of data for the 200% completion period is not cumulative. Respondents are asked to report data for the time period between 151% and 200% of normal time to completion only. 
   
   
   
  Resources:
To download the survey materials for this component: Survey Materials
 
 To access your prior year data submission for this component: Reported Data 

If you have questions about completing this survey, please contact the IPEDS Help Desk at 1-877-225-2568.

200% completers (<4 year institutions) 
For less than 4-year institutions, report on your 2009 cohort of full-time, first-time undergraduate students.
Data for this cohort were originally reported by your institution in the 2012-13 data collection.
 
   Graduation rates
1Revised cohort   
2Exclusions within 150%   
3Adjusted cohort 150%   
4Number of students in the cohort who completed a program within 100% of normal time    
5Number of students in the cohort who completed a program within 150% of normal time    
6Additional exclusions (between 151%-200% of normal time)  
7Adjusted cohort 200% (line 3 - line 6)   
8Number of students in the cohort who completed a program between 151%-200% of normal time  
9Still enrolled as of 200% of normal time  
10Total completers within 200% of normal time (line 5 + line 8)    
These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator. You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.
 

 
No Instruction has been specified.
 

Glossary date: 4/24/2014
Term Definition
Adjusted cohort The result of removing any allowable exclusions from a cohort (or subcohort). For the Graduation Rates component, this is the cohort from which graduation and transfer-out rates are calculated; for the Fall Enrollment component, it is the cohort for calculating retention rate.
Associate's degree An award that normally requires at least 2 but less than 4 years of full-time equivalent college work.
Bachelor's degree An award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least 4 but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes all bachelor's degrees conferred in a 5-year cooperative (work-study) program. A cooperative plan provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also includes bachelor's degrees in which the normal 4 years of work are completed in 3 years.
Bachelor's or equivalent degree-seeking subcohort In the GR component of IPEDS, a cohort of students who were seeking a bachelor's or equivalent degree upon entry.
Exclusions Those students who may be removed (deleted) from a cohort (or subcohort). For the Graduation Rates and Fall Enrollment retention rate reporting, students may be removed from a cohort if they left the institution for one of the following reasons: death or total and permanent disability; service in the armed forces (including those called to active duty); service with a foreign aid service of the federal government, such as the Peace Corps; or service on official church missions.
First-time student (undergraduate) A student who has no prior postsecondary experience (except as noted below) attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. This includes students enrolled in academic or occupational programs. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).
Graduation rate The rate required for disclosure and/or reporting purposes under Student Right-to-Know Act. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.
Graduation Rates (GR) This annual component of IPEDS was added in 1997 to help institutions satisfy the requirements of the Student Right-to-Know legislation. Data are collected on the number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students in a particular year (cohort), by race/ethnicity and gender; the number completing their program within 150 percent of normal time to completion; the number that transfer to other institutions if transfer is part of the institution's mission. Prior to 2007, institutions who offered athletically-related student aid were asked to report, by sport, the number of students receiving aid and whether they completed within 150 percent of normal time to completion. Now, these institutions only need to report a URL where the athletic data is located on their website, when available. GR automatically generates worksheets that calculate rates, including average rates over 4 years.
Less than 2-year institution A postsecondary institution that offers programs of less than 2-years duration below the baccalaureate level. Includes occupational and vocational schools with programs that do not exceed 1800 contact hours .
Normal time to completion The amount of time necessary for a student to complete all requirements for a degree or certificate according to the institution's catalog. This is typically 4 years (8 semesters or trimesters, or 12 quarters, excluding summer terms) for a bachelor's degree in a standard term-based institution; 2 years (4 semesters or trimesters, or 6 quarters, excluding summer terms) for an associate's degree in a standard term-based institution; and the various scheduled times for certificate programs.
Student Right-to-Know Act Also known as the "Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act" (P.L. 101-542), which was passed by Congress November 9, 1990. Title I, Section 103, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students. Further, Section 104 requires each institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid to submit a report to the Secretary of Education annually. This report is to contain, among other things, graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity and gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years. These data are also required to be disclosed to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes when the institution offers athletically-related student aid. The Graduation Rates component of IPEDS was developed specifically to help institutions respond to these requirements. See Graduation Rates for the current description of data collected.
Subcohort A predefined subset of the initial cohort or the revised cohort established for tracking purposes on the Graduation Rates (GR) component of IPEDS. (e.g., bachelor's degree-seeking subcohort.)
Transfer-out rate Total number of students who are known to have transferred out of the reporting institution within 150% of normal time to completion divided by the adjusted cohort.
Transfer-preparatory program A program designed specifically to provide a student with the basic knowledge needed to transfer into a higher level program. For example, this may be the first 2 years of a baccalaureate level program for which the institution does not offer an award, or 2 years of undergraduate study needed for entrance into a first-professional program, or 1 or more years of undergraduate study needed for entrance into health services fields.