While retention is an institutional measure, persistence is a student measure. Persistence is defined as a student continuing or persisting towards their educational goal regardless of where they are enrolled. Persistence rates measure whether a student is enrolled during a certain time period, typically fall to fall, and accounts for students transferring from one college to another. Persistence is a very relevant measure of success particularly for DEAN partner institutions on the Auraria Campus as there is a high rate of transfer among the three institutions.
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FIRST-YEAR PERSISTENCE
The percent of DPS graduates who enroll in fall at one of the Auraria Campus Institutions and return to any college that following fall.
DEAN GOAL BY 2019: 69%
- DPS Graduating Class, 2015 68.6%
- DPS Baseline Graduating Class, 2014 64.8%
- DPS Graduating Class, 2013 69%
COLORADO FIRST-YEAR PERSISTENCE
- Colorado Graduating Class, 2015 80.2%
- Colorado Graduating Class, 2014 80.1%
- Colorado Graduating Class, 2013 79%