Undergraduate Course D, F, Drop Rates

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

This workbook shows course D/F/drop rates over time and for several demographic categories. It also shows the components of the D/F/drop rate (% of D/F/drops that are Ds, Fs, or drops) and courses where rates of D/F/drops are inequitable by demographic category.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/UndergraduateCourseDFDropRates_0/HomePage?:iid=2
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/31005/versions/63734
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning, Student Record
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Data View Information
RETENTION_COURSE_HISTORY, RETENTION_STUDENT, RETENTION_DROP_HISTORY, UNDERGRADUATE_RECRUITMENT_CATEGORY, STDNT_ETHNIC_REPORTING, COURSE_CURRENT, COURSE_OFFERING
Update Schedule
Data are refreshed monthly, at the end of the month.
Responsible Office
Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Important Notes

Visualization-specific notes on F Grade: For the purposes of this visualization, grades of U or UD ('Unsatisfactory' in a course taken for pass/fail credit), N ('No credit' in a course taken on a credit/no credit basis), and NW ('No Work') count as Fs in the calculation of the D/F/Drop rate. See https://registrar.wisc.edu/grades-and-gpa/ for information about grades and grading policy.

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Year

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, spring terms. For example, the 2011-12 academic years includes summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012.

Academic Planning
Subject

A grouping of courses, approved by faculty governance, within related academic areas.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Catalog Number

A code associated with a course in the course catalog.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Course Title

The official name of the course.

Academic Planning
Male/Female

A binary "Male" or "Female" gender, based on what the individual has reported to the University.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
First Generation Status

An undergraduate is considered a first generation student if they reported on their application for admission that neither of their parents had earned a four-year college degree. All others, including those who did not respond to the question are considered non-first generation.

Student Record
Grade The grade the student received in the course. Academic Planning, Student Record
Targeted Minority Students

Domestic (not international) students who have identified a race/ethnicity of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and/or Southeast Asian (of Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, or Hmong heritage).

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Course D/F/Drop Rate The number of students whose final course grade/outcome was a D, F, or drop divided by the total course enrollment on the term census date. Student Record
D Grade

A grade of D is considered "poor" and counts as 1 grade point per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
F Grade

A grade of F is considered "failure" and counts as 0 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
D/F/Drop Rate

When D/F/Drop rates are aggregate at any other level than a course (for example, by demographic group, curricular subject, school/college) the D/F/Drop rate is the number of D grades, F grades, or course drops divided by the total enrollment.

Student Record
Course Drop When a student un-enrolls in a course in which they had previously enrolled. Student Record
Undergraduate Student An enrolled student who is pursuing a degree program that leads to a bachelor's degree. Student Record