Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

Facts & Stats

Since 1967 Aims has established our main campus in Greeley and three additional locations in Fort Lupton, Loveland, and Windsor, constructed 18 buildings, expanded curriculum to 2,000 day, evening and weekend courses and taught more than 200,000 students.

Fall 2014

Headcount

5001

Demographics

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

Hispanic

1631 (33%)

Caucasian, non-Hispanic

3010 (60%)

Other (incl. Unknown), non-Hispanic

360 (7%)

Gender

 

Female

2904 (58%)

Male

2097 (42%)

 

 

Full-time

1851 (37%)

Part-time

3150 (63%)

Receiving Financial Aid (of Fall 2014, First-time, Full-time Students)

81%

 

Age

 

21 and Under

2511

22 - 24

654

25 - 34

1083

35 - 49

525

50 and over

228

 

Ethnicity is based on the new IPEDS definitions, using the data reported in the Fall SURDS file for those columns. Hispanic trumps all other race/ethnicity data, so there are Hispanics who also identified themselves as Asian or Native American, but for the purpose of this report, they show up only under Hispanic.

Full-time is defined as students taking 12 or more credit hours in the term being reported.

Receiving financial aid is defined as any student receiving any form of financial aid (including institutional grants, loans of any type, and/or work-study).

 

Retention, per IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Fall Enrollment Survey, submitted Spring 2015 using the Fall 2013 full-time, first-time cohort.

Fall 2013 Cohort

378

Students from that cohort who were still enrolled in Fall 2014,
plus students who had completed their program as of Fall 2014:

237

Retention Rate:

63%

Graduation-Transfer Rate
Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Aims Community College must make available, on an annual basis, the completion/graduation and transfer rates of certificate-or-degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students. The data are to be available by July 1 of each year for the most recent cohort that has had 150% of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year, as reported in the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, submitted Spring 2015.

For the most recent cohort, the students who began their studies in Fall 2011:

Fall 2011
Cohort

Number

Completers within 150%
of normal time to completion

Total Transfer-out students

Graduation Rate

Transfer-out Rate

Success Rate (Graduation+ Transfer Out)

MEN

Hispanic/Latino

79

16

10

20%

13%

33%

White

133

45

27

34%

20%

54%

Other or Unknown

24

7

4

29%

17%

46%

Sub-total Men

236

68

41

29%

17%

46%

WOMEN

Hispanic/Latino

78

15

14

19%

18%

37%

White

106

24

37

23%

35%

58%

Other or Unknown

12

3

4

25%

33%

58%

Sub-total Women

196

42

55

21%

28%

49%

Total Cohort

432

110

96

25%

22%

48%

 

Cohort Rates by Financial Aid Status

Cohort
Number

Completers within 150%
of normal time to completion

Total Transfer-out students

Graduation Rate

Transfer-out Rate

Success Rate (Graduation+ Transfer Out)

Pell Recipient

451

72

85

16%

19%

35%

Stafford Loan Recipients
(not receiving Pell)

44

12

7

30%

16%

46%

Students with neither
Pell nor Stafford

308

83

61

27%

20

47%

Post-Graduation:  Aims Community College surveys graduates within 9 months of their date of completion for the state-required VE-135 report.  The survey determines whether respondents are working in a related or unrelated field; if they are unemployed, whether they are currently seeking employment; and if they are continuing their education.  The following chart provides a summary of VE-135 data for Aims in the last 5 reporting years.


Year

Number of Completers

Number of Survey Respondents

Graduates Employed in Related Occupation

Graduates Employed in Unrelated Occupation

Graduates Unemployed but Seeking Employment

Graduates Continuing their Education **

Total Positive Placement Rate***

2013

1012

573

320

126

18

228

 

Ratio*

 

 

56%

22%

3%

40%

97%

2012

951

587

300

111

60

287

 

Ratio*

 

 

51%

19%

10%

49%

92%

2011

1055

490

216

112

43

248

 

Ratio*

 

 

44%

23%

9%

51%

94%

2010

972

473

272

87

35

280

 

Ratio*

 

 

58%

18%

7%

59%

98%

2009

974

567

247

139

75

315

 

Ratio*

 

 

44%

25%

13%

56%

93%

5 Year Average

992.8

538

271

115

46.2

271.6

 

 

 

50%

21%

9%

50%

95%

* based on number of survey respondents
** indicates graduates continuing their postsecondary education and may or may not be employed
*** Total Positive Placement Rate = Total Positive Placement (graduates working (related or unrelated) + graduates continuing education + graduates in military service) divided by the number of respondents (excluding those who are unemployed, but not seeking employment).

Data Notes: It's important to note that a student may be counted in multiple placement columns within a single year because employment and continuing education are separate questions on the VE-135 follow-up survey. Thus, total counts across the Employed Related, Employed Unrelated, Unemployed, and Continuing Education columns for a year will not necessarily add up to the total respondent count for that year.