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Acceptability Thresholds & Definitions

Acceptability Thresholds:

Core Value #1 - Student Success

FTIC Retention Rates 
2019 Goal for First Year Retention Rate: maintain 80% or higher 
SAT Scores of Newly Enrolled FTICs
2019 Goal: 1150 - 1350 (25 th - 75 th percentile)
Six Year Graduation Rate
2019 Goal: maintain 60% or higher 
Licensure Results (for Teacher Education, Flight and Clinical Psychology)
Program requirements:
100% for State Teacher Certification Exam
70% minimum for FAA Knowledge Exams
Clinical Psychology Outcomes & Licensure Results

Core Value #2 - Research for the Benefit of Mankind

Contract and Grants Expenditures
2019 Goal: $16,700,000

Core Value #3 - Development of Global Citizens

Goals of the current 2015 QEP - Global Workforce and Cross Cultural Competence can be found on the QEP website



FTIC (First Time In College)
A student who has no prior postsecondary experience (except as noted below) attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. This includes students enrolled in academic or occupational programs. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school). 

Fall Term

The Fall semester of Florida Institute of Technology's academic year which starts in August. The official reporting data for the University is generated on the Friday of the fifth week of classes in the Fall term for the Melbourne campus and Extended Studies, and the Tuesday of the fourth week of classes for Florida Tech Online.

Fall FTIC Cohort

The group of FTICs entering in the fall term established for tracking purposes.

Fiscal Year

A twelve-month period running from May 1 through the following April 30. This time period corresponds to Florida Tech's academic terms in the following sequence: Summer, Fall and Spring.
Graduate (HC)