Each year, higher education institutions in Florida are required by the Florida legislature to post their Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) metrics reported to the Office of Student Financial Assistance on the institution’s website. The EASE program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university. The metrics are:

  1. Access Rate (based upon the percentage Pell-eligible students): 32.14%

    1. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students? 557
    2. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students eligible for the federal Pell Grant? 179

  2. Affordability Rate (based upon average student loan debt; federal, state and institutional financial assistance; and average tuition/fees): $10,707.99

    1. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students? 557
      • This is the same as 1a.
    2. What was the total annual cost of tuition and fees for all Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students? $21,759,762.00
    3. What was the total annual amount of student loans for Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students? 1,517,621.00
      • Parent loans should not be included.
    4. What was the total annual amount of federal, state, and institutional assistance received by Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students? $14,277,788.00

  3. Graduation Rate (defined as the rate of full-time FTIC students graduating in six years or less): 55.83%

    1. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students first enrolled in the 2015-16 academic year? 412
      • This is the 2015 cohort, not the total Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students enrolled.
    2. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students enrolled in the 2015-16 academic year that finished in 6 years or less? 230
      • The number of students in the 2015 cohort who graduated prior to the fall 2022 semester.

  4. Retention Rate (defined as the percentage of students enrolled who have not graduated and who return for the following semester): 76.43%

    1. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students enrolled in the 2020-21 academic year? 526
    2. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students who returned for the 2021-22 academic year? 402

  5. Postgraduate Employment/Continuing Education Rate (defined as the rate of graduates with a baccalaureate degree who were working full-time more than 120 days after graduation): 55.49% (23.38% / 32.11%)

    1. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students that graduated in the 2020-21 academic year? 355
    2. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students that graduated in the 2020-21 academic year and were employed full-time as of 120 days after graduation? 83
    3. What was the total number of Florida resident FTIC undergraduate students that graduated in the 2020-21 academic year enrolled in a postgraduate education program as of 120 days after graduation? 114

Notes

  • Data are for Florida residents.
  • Postgraduate Employment/Continuing Education Rate is determined by Daytona Beach First Destination Survey.
  • FTIC = First Time in College