Cohort Comparison Report

This article covers how to run and interpret the Cohort Comparison report on the Student Success dashboard.

What does this report show?

The Cohort Comparison report shows charts and tables with a comparison of cohorts from fall 2004 - present on values such as initial cohort size, degree count, % graduated, enrolled count, % enrolled & not graduated, not graduated & not enrolled count, and % not graduated & not enrolled. Users can choose to see this information for first-time full-time freshman cohorts or for new undergraduate transfer cohorts.

Accessing the Report

1. Log in to the CSUF Data Warehouse (OBIEE).

2. Click on Dashboards and select Student Success.

Dashboard select

3. Click the Cohort Comparison tab on the Student Success dashboard.

Report Overview

By default, the Cohort Comparison report will show data for first-time full-time freshman from Fall 2004 - present.

When you access the report, your personal settings for the report (page) appear. If you have not set up your personal settings, the system defaults will automatically populate.

The counts on this report are current as of today.

Cohort Comparison report

Report Filters

The first section of the report contains the available filters. Utilize the filters to narrow down your report results or find specific values.

Cohort Comparison Report Filters

Filter Descriptions

Filter
Description
Enrollment Type
The type of student for which you wish to view data. Values include:
  • First-Time Full-Time Freshman
  • New Undergraduate Transfer

Reading the Chart

You can hover over the bars in charts to see the specific count associated with each bar.

Cohort Comparison Chart

The Cohort Comparison chart shows the percentage graduated versus percentage enrolled versus percentage not graduated & not enrolled for each cohort listed on the y-axis on the left.

The legend on the right indicates what each color represents on the chart: green for percentage graduated in that cohort, blue for percentage enrolled & not graduated in that cohort, and red for percentage not graduated & not enrolled in that cohort.

The chart also provides markers at the 80% and 50%.

Reading the Table

Available Columns

Column
Description
Cohort Description The catalog year for the cohort. i.e., fa04 = students whose catalog year is fall 2004.
Enrollment Type Description The type of students in the cohort: either first-time full-time freshman or new undergraduate transfer.
Initial Cohort Size The number of students initially in the cohort.
Graduated Count The number of students in the cohort who have graduated.
% Graduated The percentage of students in the cohort who have graduated.
Enrolled Count The number of students in the cohort who are enrolled in the current term.
% Enrolled & Not Graduated The percentage of students in the cohort who are enrolled in the current term and have not graduated.
Not Graduated Not Enrolled Count The number of students in the cohort who have not graduated and are not enrolled in the current term.
% Not Graduated & Not Enrolled The percentage of students in the cohort who have not graduated and are not enrolled in the current term.

Need More Help?

For questions about the data that you are viewing on these reports, please contact Institutional Research & Analytical Studies at 657-278-4205.

For technical assistance with the Data Warehouse, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7777.

For questions about getting access to the Data Warehouse or how to use the reports, please contact IT Training at ittraining@fullerton.edu or 657-278-5647.