Enrollment Management Databases

Explore ACT data using interactive databases designed to inform higher education recruitment, enrollment, and success strategies. User Guides for each of the databases are linked below.

Enrollment Management Database

The Enrollment Management Database includes data on multiple, recent ACT-tested high school graduating classes matched to college enrollment and second-year retention data obtained from the National Student Clearinghouse. It enables users to follow a graduating class from high school through the first two years of college. The database is structured into five topical areas: student background, college preferences, score sending behavior, enrollment, and retention and transfer behavior.

Ten-Year Trends Database

The Ten-Year Trends Database includes data on the ten most recent ACT-tested high school cohorts, helping users examine how the ACT-tested population has changed over time in terms of student characteristics and college preferences. The database currently includes information on the ten most recent ACT-tested high school graduating classes.

College Completion Database

The College Completion Database includes data on the 2010 ACT-tested high school graduating class matched to six years of college enrollment and graduation data obtained from the National Student Clearinghouse, letting users follow a graduating class from high school through the completion of college. Users can examine how student characteristics relate to degree completion within 100% and 150% of normal time. 

Interstate College Student Migration Database

Interstate college student migration refers to ACT-tested students who cross state lines in order to attend college directly after high school. Those ACT-tested students who enter a state are called “in-migrating” students; those ACT-tested students who leave a state are called “out-migrating” students. The Interstate College Student Migration Database provides the counts, percentages, and mean ACT Composite scores of students who in-migrate or out-migrate to attend college.