Comparison Report-Federal Graduation Rate of VFA Outcomes

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Sowela Technical Community College (Lake Charles, LA)

Federal Cohort Year: Fall Students 2012
VFA Cohort Year: Fall Students 2012

Comparison of the college’s IPEDS (federal) graduation rate to the college’s VFA Six-Year Outcomes

Federal Grad Rate (IPEDS) Compared to VFA Outcomes
(by VFA full-time and part-time students)

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IPEDS Fed Cohort VFA Main Cohort VFA Credential Seeking VFA First Time in College
Still Enrolled 4.0% 1.6% 1.5% 1.6%
No Award (Transfer) 13.0% 13.0% 8.6% 11.9%
Total Earned Awards** 33.3% 43.4% 68.5% 38.3%

Federal Grad Rate (IPEDS) Compared to VFA Outcomes
(by VFA full-time students)

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IPEDS Fed Cohort VFA Main Cohort VFA Credential Seeking VFA First Time in College
Still Enrolled 4.0% 1.6% 1.8% 1.6%
No Award (Transfer) 13.0% 13.3% 9.5% 12.8%
Total Earned Awards** 33.3% 43.5% 66.4% 37.0%

All VFA Colleges

Federal Cohort Year: Fall Students 2011, Fall Students 2012
VFA Cohort Year: Fall Students 2012

All VFA college’s comparison of IPEDS (federal) graduation rate to VFA Six -Year Outcomes

Federal Grad Rate (IPEDS) Compared to VFA Outcomes
(by VFA full-time and part-time students)

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IPEDS Fed Cohort VFA Main Cohort VFA Credential Seeking VFA First Time in College
No Award (Transfer) 18.5% 25.2% 21.8% 21.8%
Total Earned Awards** 21.9% 24.9% 40.0% 23.6%

Federal Grad Rate (IPEDS) Compared to VFA Outcomes
(by VFA full-time students)

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IPEDS Fed Cohort VFA Main Cohort VFA Credential Seeking VFA First Time in College
No Award (Transfer) 18.5% 24.2% 23.3% 22.8%
Total Earned Awards** 21.9% 32.7% 42.2% 31.5%

**VFA Total Earned Awards = Bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates.


Federal Graduation Rate Cohort:

VFA Cohort Types:

  • Main Cohort: fall entering, first time at reporting institution, “all students”.
  • Credential Seeking: fall entering, earned 12 credits by end of year two.
  • First Time in College: fall entering, first time in any post-secondary institution.