The College Enrollment Destination report shows the colleges and universities in which public high school students enrolled after graduation.
The data are important because they help inform the K-12 community of the ultimate postsecondary destination of their high school graduates. The K-12 community can estimate enrollment destinations based on transcript requests and information collected from students in exit surveys, but this report provides ultimate enrollment destination data. This could aid K-12 leaders, counselors and teachers in the re-evaluation of curriculum, counseling and other outreach activities concerning college access.
College Enrollment Destination features two unique count types: Initial Enrollment and All College Enrollments. Initial Enrollment shows enrollment rates in the first college attended after high school graduation. All College Enrollments shows initial and any subsequent postsecondary enrollments. Many postsecondary students tailor their education between more than one college or university, oftentimes due to program restraints and financial reasons, and the All College Enrollments count type includes these changes in the results.
The report displays information by high school graduation year. It identifies the top colleges and universities in which a high school graduation class enrolled within up to 48 months of graduating high school. Note that any dual enrollment or Early/Middle College postsecondary enrollment is not included in this report, as those students have not yet graduated high school.
The Snapshot and both Trend views exclude colleges that have less than 1% enrollment to provide a more concise and relevant overview. All data, including those institutions with enrollment of less than 1%, are available in Data Explorer and the downloadable data files.
Exploring the College Enrollment Destination report can answer questions like:
Which colleges and universities are most attended by the high school graduates from my school or district, using the most recent data available? Select your high school under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose a High School Graduation Year of interest; College Level – All Levels; In-State and Out-of-State; Public and Independent; choose the latest Enrollment Within period; and Count Type – All College Enrollments.
How many of my high school graduates enroll in out-of-state colleges immediately after graduating high school?
Select your high school under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose a High School Graduation Year of interest; College Level – All Levels; College In-State/Out-of-State - Out-of-State; Public and Independent; Enrollment Within – 6 Months; and Count Type – Initial Enrollment. If numbers prove to be too small (less than 1%), you should use Data Explorer to view this data.
I invite various local community colleges and universities to my school/district “College Night.” Are my high school graduates showing enrollment interest in the invited colleges?
Select your high school under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose a High School Graduation Year of interest; College Level – All Levels; In-State and Out-of-State; Public and Independent; Enrollment Within – 6 Months; and Count Type – All College Enrollments. Choose Data Explorer. Type in the name of each college and university, click the filter button, select contains or equals, and find out where each college ranks for your high school graduates.
Why do the exit survey results from my school/district show different enrollment data than the College Enrollment Destination report?
College Enrollment Destination shows actual enrollment, not the various places students may have applied. Therefore, while a student may have indicated intentions to enroll at a specific college or university, the enrollment plans may have changed. For a more in-depth comparison, secure MI School Data users have the option of seeing the individual students who enrolled into postsecondary destinations with the Student Pathways data files. Another option for these schools and districts to compare this information is to use Parchment, an electronic transcript delivery service, to pull a report of the colleges where schools have sent transcripts.
What are the top-attended colleges and universities for districts like mine?
Select your district under Edit Report/Find Location, and then click the Add Comparison dropdown and select System-Generated Peer Districts. This feature generates a list of peer districts according to similar headcounts, percent of economically disadvantaged students, teacher/student ratio, and total instructional expenditures per student. Under Report Settings, choose desired settings. You will see bolded colleges and universities if both appear on yours and your comparison district’s list.
The College Enrollment Destination report explores the various community colleges and universities in which Michigan’s public school students enroll after high school graduation. The report follows enrollment up to 48 months after high school graduation. When no data are available for a given time frame category, it's likely because the time frame has not yet elapsed since the graduation year. For example, data for Enrollment Within 48 Months will not appear for the 2014-15 graduation year until 2018-19, after the appropriate time has elapsed.
Users can search by individual school, district, intermediate school district (ISD) or by the statewide view, and as early as the 2007-08 high school graduation year. There are no subgroup data available in the report and thus no data suppression rules. While College Enrollment Destination was designed to be approached from the K-12 perspective, colleges and universities can use the report by downloading the statewide or school downloadable data files and filtering by their institution to see the top Michigan public high schools their enrollees attended.
College Enrollment Destination includes in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities and allows differentiation between college level (community college or university) and college control (publicly-controlled or independently-controlled).
A rank number is calculated and included for each high school graduation year and enrollment within period. While one college might be the most attended within 6 months of high school graduation for one graduation year, it could be ranked third-most attended college within 36 months. The ranks will not change if you narrow your Report Settings. For example, if the first independent university that appears in the list for a location is ranked #8 when college control is set to Public and Independent, adjusting the search to Independent colleges will list the same university as #8.
Two available Count Types allow users to view data for initial enrollment or all college enrollments.
The Snapshot and both Trend views exclude those colleges that have less than 1% enrollment to provide a more concise and relevant overview. All data including those with enrollment of less than 1% are available in Data Explorer and the downloadable school or statewide data files.
Note that any dual enrollment or Early/Middle College postsecondary enrollment is not included in this report, as those students have not yet graduated high school. If, after either scenario, the student graduates from high school and enrolls in any college or university, the postsecondary destination will be captured at that point.
High school graduates identified in the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS) are matched against Michigan’s Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository (STARR) Collection, a collection within the MSDS, and national college enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) StudentTracker to create this report. Michigan acquires NSC StudentTracker student-level records by a matching process which includes the first name, middle name, last name, suffix and date of birth. If a student’s name or date of birth in the NSC StudentTracker database doesn’t exactly match the state’s graduation record, a match may not be made, and data pertaining to the student would be excluded from the report. Another limitation is that most, but not all, colleges and universities provide data to NSC. If a college or university does not provide data to NSC, data pertaining to that institution would not appear in the report. Both situations can result in lower enrollment totals.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) does not collect any college application or admissions data, and recommends school or districts participate with Parchment in order to pull reports by high school graduation class and to investigate where students are sending their transcripts.
The report is updated annually in the fall and winter. The “within 6 months of graduation” timeframe is first updated in December/January for the current year’s high school graduation class from data provided by NSC. These metrics are subject to change once the “within 12 months” timeframe is added, due to incorporating the following year’s STARR data. These data were first posted in early 2017.
You may notice that other college enrollment numbers might not align across reports on MI School Data. This is because these data were updated at different times. The numbers best reflect what was available at the time of the run of the report. Historical data for College Enrollment Destination was run in late 2016, College Progression by High School was run in late 2015, and College Enrollment by High School in late 2014.
About the Views
The Snapshot view for College Enrollment Destination quickly identifies the colleges and universities that students from a school or district have enrolled in to continue their education.
In the event that there are more than 25 colleges to view for a location, there is a Display Colleges dropdown that allows users to page through results. The Snapshot view will not necessarily show every college and university; depending on the Count Type selected, any college or university with less than 1% of high school graduates or total college enrollments will be excluded.
The H.S. Graduation Year Trend view is similar to other trend graphs in Postsecondary Outcomes. After selecting an Enrollment Within period, the colleges and universities that have data across five high school graduation years will be displayed. On the trend graphs, 10 colleges or universities will be displayed at a time, so the Display Colleges dropdown can be adjusted to page through more colleges or universities. Similar to the Snapshot view, any college or university that had at least a 1% market share in any of the past five high school graduation years will be included.
The Enrollment Within Trend view is a different way to longitudinally approach this college destination information. This trend view follows the colleges and universities where students have enrolled across 48 months after high school graduation. While the counts are cumulative, the report shows the college destination of students who delayed college enrollment after high school graduation with Initial Enrollment Count Type. This view also shows the multiple destinations for students who transfer or dual enroll with All College Enrollments Count Type.
The Data Explorer view is conducive to focusing on particular colleges or universities of interest. This data table allows users to sort and keyword search across multiple parameters to filter for information of interest. Data Explorer provides all colleges and universities for a given high school graduation year and Enrollment Within period, so quick statistics could be pulled, such as how many unique colleges and universities graduates enroll into, by using a descending sort of the Rank column.
To use the Data Explorer filter capabilities, first type in your keyword of interest into the box located under the column headers, then select the small filter icon to the right of the text box. “Contains” and “EqualTo” are recommended as the most user-friendly options. Note that the search is currently case sensitive, so “michigan” will not return any results as the M in Michigan is typically capitalized.
Data Explorer will experience minor updates after its initial release to enhance its ease of use.
Location: Select and compare data at different entity levels: statewide, by intermediate school district (ISD), by school district, and by individual schools, which includes all local education agency (LEA) and public school academy (PSA) schools.
High School Graduation Year: The year that students graduated from high school, regardless of their 4-, 5- or 6-year cohort available in the Graduation/Dropout Rate report.
College Level: Entity descriptor of whether a college is a community college or university as defined by Michigan legislation and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
College In-State/Out-of-State: Entity descriptor of whether or not a college is within the state of Michigan.
State Abbreviation: Indicates the state that each college or university resides in. You can find a full list using the United States Postal Service Appendix B.
College Control: Entity descriptor of whether a college is either financially controlled publicly or independently.
Enrollment Within: The number of months after high school graduation to measure the number of high school graduates who have enrolled into a particular college or university.
Count Type: Allows user to select from two different aggregation rules:
Initial Enrollment: This count type reflects the first college or university where each student enrolls. The Initial Enrollment Count Type features a percentage, which is calculated as the number of students who enrolled in a college over the total number of high school graduates.
All College Enrollments: This count type reflects every college and university where each student enrolls, up until 48 months of high school graduation. The All College Enrollments Count Type features a percentage, which is calculated as the number of enrollments in a college over the number of enrollments in any college.
Rank: Describes the position that a college or university has for a unique high school graduation year and Enrollment Within time period.
Display Colleges: Dropdown that allows users to page through colleges or universities on Snapshot (25 at a time) or Trend (10 at a time) views.
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and CEPI collected the data used to complete this report. The databases used include:
Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository (STARR), which is a collection within MSDS, to locate enrollment in a Michigan public community college or university. For details on the data definitions and how the data are collected, refer to theSTARR Data Collection Manual.
The Statewide Data for Report file provides data for the most recent year. To access data for previous
years at the statewide level please use the School Data File.
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