Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness assists FIDM in its efforts to improve the effectiveness of institutional processes by leading and facilitating initiatives and projects related to planning and research, advancing the mission and values FIDM.

Student Performance Assessment Results

In academic year summer 2020 to spring 2021, FIDM conducted 115 assessments of student performance for which rubrics were processed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and results were reported. In terms of institutional achievement of learning outcomes overall, 95.4% of students performed at or above expected levels. Assessment at the academic program level is as follows:

Academic Program % of Students Who Met Expected Levels of Performance
Apparel Industry Management A.A. 89.8%
Beauty Business Management B.S. 93.4%
Beauty Marketing & Product Development A.A. 93.6%
Business Management B.S. 87.3%
Design B.A. 92.3%
Digital Cinema B.A. 100.0%
Digital Marketing A.A. 100.0%
Digital Marketing B.A. 100.0%
Digital Media A.A. 100.0%
Fashion Design A.A. 92.9%
General Studies 95.7%
Graphic Design A.A. 97.6%
Interior Design A.A. 88.1%
Interior Design B.A. 100.0%
MBA (Master of Business Administration) 94.4%
Menswear A.A. Adv. 100.0%
Merchandise Product Development A.A. 86.3%
Merchandising & Marketing A.A. 97.7%
Textile Design A.A. 100.0%
Textile Science 100.0%
Visual Communications 91.4%

Graduation Rate

Higher Education Act Information and Disclosures

FALL 2014 Cohort Published for July 1, 2021

The Fall 2014 cohort only includes first time, degree seeking, full-time students. Students enrolled in the Fall quarter who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time in the prior summer term are included (thus Summer 2014 first time starts who were registered for Fall 2014 are included in the cohort). Since only first time students may be included, students who attended prior college and students in Professional Designation programs may not be included in the cohort.

Students are allowed 150% of the normal time necessary to complete all requirements for a degree. Since the normal time for an associate degree is two years/bachelor’s four years, students must graduate within three years (associate)/six years (bachelor’s) to be included. Therefore, the Fall 2014 cohort had until June 2017 to graduate associate/June 2020 to graduate bachelors.

During this time period some students graduated from both an associate and a bachelor’s program. These students are to be reported only once, as a bachelor graduate.

FIDM's combined graduation rate for the Fall 2014 cohort.
IPEDS REPORTS FIDM’S COMBINED GRADUATION RATE ON THE COLLEGE NAVIGATOR. THIS RATE IS CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:  
Fall 2014 cohort 719
Fall 2014 cohort
graduated through June 2017 (associate)/June 2020 (bachelor’s)
517
Graduation rate: 517/719 = 71.9%
Male graduation rate: 38/64 = 59.4%
Female graduation rate: 479/655 = 73.1%

FIDM's combined graduation rate for the Fall 2014 cohort.
GRADUATION RATE BY RACIAL/ETHNIC:  
Non Resident Alien 37/53 = 69.8%
Hispanic/Latino 131/189 = 69.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2/3 = 66.7%
Asian 58/81 = 71.6%
Black or African American 25/35 = 71.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 11/13 = 84.6%
White 199/268 = 74.3%
Two or more races 17/24 = 70.8%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 37/53 = 69.8%
Completion Rate by Financial Aid Type
  • Recipients of a Pell Grant 200/291 = 68.7%
  • Recipients of a federal subsidized Stafford loan who did not receive either a Pell grant or a federal unsubsidized Stafford loan: 2/5 = 40.0%
  • Recipients of a federal unsubsidized Stafford loan who did not receive either a Pell grant or a federal subsidized Stafford loan: 22/30 = 73.3%
Supplemental Rates

Graduation rate for Fall 2014 starts (including Summer 2014 starts registered for Fall 2014) enrolled in a two year AA program (regardless of having prior college):

  • Fall 2014 cohort = 1142
  • Fall 2014 cohort that graduated through June 2020 = 848
  • Graduation Rate = 848/1142 = 74.3%

Graduation rate for Fall 2014 starts (including Summer 2014 starts registered for Fall 2014) enrolled in a two year AA program who had prior college:

  • Fall 2014 cohort = 419
  • Fall 2014 cohort that graduated through June 2019 = 312
  • Graduation Rate = 312/419 = 74.5%

Graduation rate for Fall 2014 starts (including Summer 2014 starts enrolled in Fall 2014) enrolled in a Professional Designation program:

  • Fall 2014 cohort = 283
  • Fall 2014 cohort that graduated = 255
  • Graduation Rate = 255/283 = 90.1%

Graduation rate for bachelor’s program students who started junior year Fall 2010 through Fall 2017:

  • Fall 2010 – Fall 2017 cohort = 2057
  • Fall 2010 – Fall 2017 cohort that graduated = 1843
  • Graduation Rate = 1843/2057 = 89.6%

NCES College Navigator: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=114354#retgrad


Employment Data for 2019 Graduates

The following data was self-reported in accordance with California state guidelines. Please see the Performance Fact Sheets linked below for more information on how this data was collected.

2019 Associate of Arts Program Grads Percentage employed in the field
Apparel Industry Management (2 year A.A. only) 60.0%
Beauty Marketing & Product Development
(2 year A.A. only)
69.2%
Beauty Industry Management (Adv. Study) 100.0%
Digital Marketing (2 year A.A. only) 33.3%
Digital Media (2 year A.A. only) 16.7%
Entertainment Set Design & Decoration (Adv. Study) 83.3%
Fashion Design (2 year A.A. only) 35.4%
Fashion Design (Adv. Study) 30.0%
Film & TV Costume Design (Adv. Study) 50.0%
Graphic Design (2 year A.A. only) 64.3%
Interior Design (2 year A.A. only) 42.9%
Menswear (Adv. Study) 75.0%
Merchandising & Marketing (2 year A.A. only) 58.7%
Merchandise Product Development (2 year A.A. only) 59.7%
Textile Design (2 year A.A. only) 66.7%
The Business of Denim (Adv. Study) 60.0%
Theatre Costume Design (Adv. Study) 75.0%
Visual Communications (2 year A.A. only) 62.5%

2019 Bachelor’s and Master’s Program Grads Percentage employed in the field
Apparel Technical Design (B.S.) 46.2%
Business Management (B.S.) 72.3%
Design (B.A.) 71.0%
Digital Cinema (B.A.) 50.0%
Graphic Design (B.A.) 61.5%
Interior Design (B.A.) 100.0%
Professional Studies (B.A.) 73.3%
Digital Marketing (B.A.) 66.7%
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 100.0%

Performance Fact Sheets