FIRST-YEAR PERSISTENCE

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. 

First Year persistence rates for DPS Graduating Class 2014 onward inlcude data from Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC). In past years, data from EGTC were not available.

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FIRST-YEAR PERSISTENCE

The percent of DPS graduates who enroll in fall at one of the Auraria Campus Institutions or EGTC and return to any college that following fall.

DEAN GOAL BY CLASS OF 2019: 69%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2017 N/A% N/A%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2016 63.5% 63.5%
  • DPS Graduating Class, 2015 68% 68%
  • Baseline: DPS Graduating Class, 2014 64.8% 64.8%

COLORADO STUDENT FIRST-YEAR PERSISTENCE

State trend.

  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2017 N/A% N/A%
  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2016 79.5% 79.5%
  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2015 80.1% 80.1%
  • Colorado Graduating Class, 2014 81.9% 81.9%