These rates are based on the number of students, who are retained by the institution and dropped out of the institution in comparison to the enrolments at the end of academic year.
How these rates are done.
The total enrolment for the specified year is calculated using a census date of April 30. The total number of students expected to return are those who did not receive an award at the end of the base year.
We reference the student number to calculate how many students register for the following year. The actual dropout figure represents students who did not receive an award at the end of the base year and did not return the following year for further study.
The dropout rate divides the number of dropouts by the number of students expected to return. The retention rate divides the number of returning students by the number expected to return.