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Core Theme 2: Transfer Preparation Description: Prepare students to transfer to an institution of higher education. Objective 2.1: Students enroll in and complete transfer programs. Core Indicator 2.1.1: Transfer Enrollment Rationale: Participation in the transfer program indicates the college is fulfilling its two- year mission to prepare students for entry into higher level coursework at a four-year institution. Measurements: 1) Headcount and 2) FTE of students enrolled in General Education. Core Indicator 2.1.2: Transfer Retention Rationale: The longer students persist in General Education programs indicates their increasing acquisition of the necessary skills and competencies for entry into higher-level coursework at a four-year institution. Measurement: The proportion of degree-seeking students who began their enrollment at the college in the general education program at the beginning of summer or fall term and who (1) were still enrolled for at least one credit as of census date in the fall of the next academic year, and (2) had not yet completed a degree or certificate. Those who have completed a degree are included in both the numerator and denominator when calculating persistence. Core Indicator 2.1.3: Number of Transfer Graduates Rationale: The credentials awarded after the completion of general education programming indicate that students have acquired the necessary skills and competencies for entry into higher-level coursework at a four-year institution. Measurement: The number of transfer degrees, certificates or other general education credentials granted annually by Great Falls College MSU. Measurement: Unduplicated number of graduates who earn an associates transfer degree, general education certificate or other general education credential within the current academic year. Objective 2.2: Students transfer to an institution of higher education Core Indicator 2.2.1: Student Transfer Rationale: As part of its mission to educate and inspire, the college strives to encourage students to pursue higher education. The extent to which students are gaining some college education and then pursuing additional education indicates GFC MSU is fulfilling its educational mission. Measurement: Percentage of all students (including dual enrollment) transferring to an institution of higher education. Great Falls College Montana State University 29