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Acceptability Thresholds & Definitions

Acceptability Thresholds:

Core Value #1 - Student Success

FTIC Retention Rates 

Goal for First Year Retention Rate: achieve and maintain 80% or higher 

SAT Scores of Newly Enrolled FTICs

Goal: 1150 - 1350 (25th - 75th percentile)

Six Year Graduation Rate

Goal: achieve and maintain 60% or higher 

Post Graduation Outcomes (Job Placement)

Goal: exceed 90% of students employed (incl. Military) or continuing education six months after graduation.

Licensure Results (for Flight and Clinical Psychology)

Program requirements:

Core Value #2 - Research for the Benefit of Mankind

Contract and Grants Expenditures

  • Threshold: $10,000,000
  • Goal: Exceed $10,000,000

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

Reviewed Fall 2022


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 Education Centers, 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 July 1 through the following June 30. This time period corresponds to Florida Tech's academic terms in the following sequence: Summer, Fall and Spring.
Note - prior to FY 20, the university used a May 1 to April 30 fiscal year.
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