Cohort Comparison - College Report

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

What does this report show?

The Cohort Comparison - College 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. These values are broken down by academic college. Users can choose to see this information for first-time  full-time freshman cohorts or for new undergraduate transfer cohorts. Users can also specify that they want to see this information for all academic colleges or for a specific college.

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 - College tab on the Student Success dashboard.

Report Overview

By default, the Cohort Comparison - College 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 - College 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 College 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
College (Entry) The academic college(s) for which you wish to view data. This is the college that the student was admitted into.

Reading the Chart

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

This chart will show you the exact same data as the Cohort Comparison chart unless you select a specific college from the drop-down menu.

Cohort Comparison - College Chart

The Cohort Comparison  College 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 for the college(s) you selected in the filters at the top of the page.

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.
College Description

The code for the academic college that the student’s major is in.

  • ARTS = College of the Arts
  • CBE = College of Business & Economics
  • COMM = College of Communications
  • ECS = College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • EDUC = College of Education
  • H&SS = College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • HHD = College of Health & Human Development
  • NSM = College of Natural Science & Math
  • OTHER = Undeclared or unknown
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 for the specified college.
Graduated Count
The number of students in the cohort for the specified college who have graduated.
% Graduated
The percentage of students in the cohort for the specified college who have graduated.
Enrolled, Not Graduated Count
The number of students in the cohort for the specified college who are enrolled in the current term.
% Enrolled & Not Graduated
The percentage of students in the cohort for the specified college who are enrolled in the current term and have not graduated.
Not Graduated Not Enrolled Count
The number of students in the cohort for the specified college who have not graduated and are not enrolled in the current term.
% Not Graduated & Not Enrolled
The percentage of students in the cohort for the specified college 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.