Skip to Main Content

Becoming a Hispanic Serving-Institution

HSI Strategic Metrics

Traditional Metrics

Increase Student Completion

Percent of Hispanic, Latinx, Latina, and Latino (herein after Latinx/a/o) students who earn a degree or certificate within six years of enrollment. For example, the 2018 rate of 21% is based on the fall 2012 cohort. Students who transfer without earning degrees or certificates are not included.

Improve Transfer and Articulation

Percent of Hispanic and Latinx/a/o students who earned an Associates of Arts, Associates of Science, or Associates of Pre-Engineering (AA/AS/APE) award from SLCC and go on to earn a bachelor's degree within four years of completing their SLCC Award.

Align With and Respond to Workforce Needs

The competitive wage is a measure of the percent of Hispanic and Latinx/a/o CTE graduates who earn above the Salt Lake County median wage for those with some college or an associate's degree (about $35,000 in 2015), one year after graduation. The benchmark of 65% is the standard at which SLCC graduates will be considered highly sought after. Wage data is provided by the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Wage year refers to the year after a student’s graduation. Thus, graduates in 2014 are reflected in wage year 2015.

Achieve Equity in Student Participation and Completion

The Participation Ratio compares the population of Hispanic and Latinx/a/o students at SLCC to Hispanic or Latinx/a/o individuals between the ages of 15 to 45 living in Salt Lake County. A ratio close to one (1) indicates that the population served by SLCC is as diverse as that of Salt Lake County.
The opportunity gap in completion measures the difference between six-year completion rates for Hispanic and Latinx/a/o and Not Hispanic or Latinx/a/o Students. The completion rate for Hispanic and Latinx students has increased from 13.7% in 2011 to 23.7% in 2021, and the completion rate for Not Hispanic or Latinx/a/o students climbed from 22.7% to 29.3% over the same period. Therefore, the gap in 2021 is 19%, (0.237-0.293)/0.293*100

Secure Institutional Sustainability and Capacity

Hispanic or Latinx/a/o Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (AFTE) is a budget-related metric calculated by the sum of attempted credits in a given USHE year (Summer, Fall, Spring) divided by 15, plus the sum of clock hours divided by 450, all divided by two.

Non Traditional Metrics

Non-traditional HSI metrics are currently being developed.