To measure Berklee's progress towards the Thrive Strategic Direction, members from across the institution identified 13 key performance indicators (KPIs). These KPIs serve as a quantitative frame of reference for Thrive's three key priorities:
- Enable students to graduate at higher rates with less debt.
- Support students to have a high-quality, engaging experience.
- Prepare students for purposeful, successful, sustainable careers.
While these KPIs do not provide detail on every initiative at Berklee, they represent overarching metrics that we hope will be impacted positively by work done by Berklee's faculty and staff. KPIs for each of Thrive's key priorities can be found below.
Enable Students to Graduate at Higher Rates with Less Debt
Six-Year Graduation Rate
Six-year graduation rate of first-time full-time students entering Berklee, as reported to IPEDS
First-Year to Second-Year Retention
Percent of first-time, full-time undergraduate students retaining from their first fall to the second fall, as reported to IPEDS
Second-Year to Third-Year Retention
Percent of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who retained from their second fall to the third fall
First-Year to Third-Year Retention
Percent of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who retained from their first fall to the third fall
Average Student Debt at Graduation
Average per undergraduate borrower, cumulative principal borrowed loans
Support Students to Have a High-Quality, Engaging Experience
Likelihood to Recommend Berklee
Percent of graduates who are "likely" or "very likely" to recommend Berklee to others
KPI No. 7
Satisfaction with Program of Study
Percent of graduates who are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their program of study at Berklee
KPI No. 8
Satisfaction with Service from Faculty and Staff
Percent of graduates who are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the service they received from faculty and staff
KPI No. 9
Satisfaction with Sense of Belonging and Community at Berklee
Percent of graduates who are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the sense of belonging and community they experienced at Berklee
Prepare Students for Purposeful, Successful, Sustainable Careers
Career Center Engagement Rate
Percent of graduates who engaged with the Career Center or International Career Center, including attending a career advising session or another service provided by the Career Center.
Note: Data for 2020 will be reported in 2021.
Participation Rate in Career Center Activities
Percent of graduates who participated in at least one Career Center activity while at Berklee
Data for this KPI will be first collected and reported in 2021.
Satisfaction with Career Center Activities
Percent of graduates who participated in Career Center activities that are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with those activities
Satisfaction with Preparation for Plans After Berklee
Percent of graduates who report being "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with how Berklee prepared them for their plans after Berklee
This information is collected, organized, and visualized by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.