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Enrollment Management Publications

EM Newsletters
Each month the EM Newsletter showcases the latest research on financial aid, national student data, higher education hot topics and more.

EM Six Sigma Projects
In the spring of 2012, Enrollment Management started certifying staff as Six-Sigma Green Belts.  Six Sigma is a business management strategy that uses statistical measurement aligned with customer requirements to improve processes.  Below is a list of completed Six Sigma Green Belt projects in Enrollment Management.

EM Annual Reports
Annual reports showcase a year in review, highlighting unit specific accomplishments.

Enrollment Five-Year Trends
Presentation documenting Fall 2013 Enrollment, Admissions, Retention and Graduation Rates, Degrees, and Student Debt.

AP Score 3 Analysis
Students taking an AP exam and earning a score of 3 are evaluated for course success in the Purdue course which only accepted a score of 4 or 5. An AP score of 3 was not accepted and therefore the student was required to register and complete the associated AP directed course.The analysis showed a predominant number of students who score a 3 on the AP exam earn As and Bs in the associated AP directed course. Especially in BIOL 11000, CHM 11500 & 11600 and ENGL 10600, over 80% of the students earn an A or B grade.

Fall 2011 Admitted Students Enrolled at Another Insitution
Results from the National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker depicts which other higher education institution a Purdue admitted student enrolls.  The majority of Fall 2011 admitted students decided instead of Purdue to choose University of Illinois – Urbana, Indiana University or Ohio State.  Most of these students are non-resident students (56%) which indicates the student decided to stay in-state as opposed to going out-of-state to Purdue.

Fall 2010 Average Credit Hour Distribution
The Four Year Completion Rate study conducted at Purdue, showed students who attempt 16 credit hours or more earn a higher semester GPA.  This report complements the study results by showing student’s attempted credit at the college level.  Measuring student success by semester GPA, the data shows in a vast majority of colleges, the students perform at a higher semester GPA when attempting 16 or more credit hours as opposed to 12-15 credit hours.

National Publications

AP Report to the Nation
(8th Annual Report to the Nation (2012). The College Board.)
Trends in percentage of high school students who graduate with 1 more successful AP experience(s).

Education Pays
(Education Pays (2013). The College Board.)
Documents differences in the earnings and employment patterns of U.S. adults with different levels of education.

Trends in College Pricing
(Trends in College Pricing (2013). The College Board.)

View the recently released "Trends in College Pricing"  for 2012-2013 trends in undergraduate tuition and fees, affordability, enrollment, and much more.

Trends in Student Aid
(Trends in Student Aid (2013). The College Board.)
Report details the sharp increases in federal grant aid and in student borrowing accompanying the financial crisis have not been repeated. Indeed, while the federal government continues to play a large and increased role in funding students, spending on both federal grants and federal loans decreased in 2012-13.


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