degree Velocity analysis 

Stop Tracking, Start Improving 

Degree velocity is the leading, actionable indicator of graduation rates, and can direct early intervention. Instead of waiting six years to measure if students graduate with a four-year degree, degree velocity provides visibility into time-to-completion for every academic term and student. 

What is Degree Velocity? 

Degree Velocity - Tom

Where are your students getting stuck?

Are bottlenecks caused by registration conflicts, low credit-hour loads, a lack of thorough planning, or high course failure rates? If you could objectively prioritize and triage these bottlenecks, how much more effective could your interventions be? 

More than ever before, higher education is hyper-focused on student success. As an industry, we know that we need to graduate more students, but the way we measure graduation rates make early intervention impossible. We need a leading, actionable indicator of graduation rates that can direct intervention and show progress before completion. 



Effectively managing the course schedule can improve student retention and ultimately, graduate rates.  



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See Patterns of Completion 

Ad Astra’s Degree Velocity service allows you to see patterns of completion
at current velocity. You can view data by pathway, program, department, and
college. Additional curriculum elements can be reviewed to determine if minors,
second majors, etc., have a significant impact on the time it takes students to
graduate. This service can also pinpoint bottlenecks to degree velocity and outline
recommendations to improve time-to-completion.
A Degree Velocity Analysis will include a review of:
• Current time-to-completion (by pathway, program, department, and college)
• Current degree velocity
• Any planned curriculum changes
• Enrollment projections/program capacity
• and more...

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