Descriptive Analytics Dashboard Report

The Analytics Dashboard is one of the most powerful visual representations depicting the current status of your recruitment process. You can compare where you are in your recruitment cycle for a given cohort to the same point in time of previous cycles. Furthermore, the Dashboard allows you to quickly segment a cohort by a given characteristic such as ethnicity, application status, major, etc. and compare that segment of your population to other cohorts at the same time in previous cycles. It also allows you to change your goal attainment percentages and monitor progress towards those goals.

The top of the screen allows you to select the year, term and date for the class you want to monitor as well as for the historical cohort that will serve as a goal class. The data can be further filtered by selecting one or more subgroups from the standard filter selectors.

The second section contains four circular dials, one each for the Inquiry, Applicants, Admitted and Deposit stages. The needle indicates the progress of the current class relative to the goal class, on a date-to-date basis. The “mileage” numbers indicate the current class counts for each stage to-date. By default, the goals are set to 100% of the goal class.  However, you may change target proportion by entering a different number. For example, changing the applicant proportion from 100% to 110% would set the applicant goal values for the current class to 110% of the historical data selected as the goal class.

The third section contains a set of enrollment funnels depicting the counts for each of the following: 1) the Goal Class Date-to-Date, 2) the Current Class Date-to-Date, and 3) the Goal Class End-of-Cycle. The goal class numbers are appropriately weighted by the goal proportions if these differ from 100%. It may help to note that the value indicated by the position of the dial needle for a given stage is equivalent to the ratio between the current funnel counts and the goal-class funnel counts for the respective stage. Likewise, the value indicated by the ball in the horizontal chart is equivalent to the ratio between the current funnel counts and the end-of-cycle goal-class funnel counts for the respective stage. Please note that beneath the funnels there are radio buttons where you can select one of the four populations to view in the funnels. Click the Refresh button after changing the population selection you are viewing.

Finally, the two pie charts the bar charts at the bottom of the page depict the distribution of the current class and the goal class for the filter group selected from the associated drop down and the stage selector directly above.