New Performance Measures forCalifornia’s Four-Year CollegesCalifornia Competes: Higher Education for a Strong EconomyJune 25, 2013
Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget WouldHave Created Performance Targets Number of Graduates… …who started there as freshmen …who transferred from CCCs …who are low-Income Graduation Rates Of freshmen: four years Of transfers: two years Number of Transfers in from CCCs Degrees per 100 FTE Enrollment
Final Budget Establishes Measures, but NoExplicit Targets (Yet)The plan requires UC and CSU to report: Enrollment numbers, with sub-groups Completions, including post-baccalaureate degrees Separate accounting of STEM degrees Graduation rates and an “on-track” measure Efficiency: Funding per degree Credits per degree
Enrollment Transfer students: Number enrolled each year Proportion of total undergraduate enrollment Low-income students (received a Pell Grant at anytime): Number enrolled each year Proportion of total student population
Completion of Degrees Number of degrees conferred to students who: …started as freshmen at the university. …transferred in. …are low low-income students. …are graduate students. Number of degrees in science, technology,engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for: Undergraduates Graduate students Low-income students
Graduation Rates For Freshmen (all, and separately for low-income): Four-year rates Six-year rates (CSU only) For junior-level transfers (all, and separately for low-income) Two-year rates Three-year rates (CSU only) On track measure: Proportion of freshmen who earnenough credits in the first year to graduate withinfour years.
Efficiency Measures Total funding received divided by degrees conferred. Expenditures for undergraduate education divided byundergraduate degrees conferred. Total course credits accumulated by degreerecipients (presumably undergraduates) for thosewho Entered as freshmen Transferred in