Research & Institutional Effectiveness

The Department of Research and Institutional Effectiveness provides research and analysis, and supports decision-making processes for student success and institutional effectiveness throughout Triton College. We lead the gathering, processing, and presentation of quality, actionable information.

We also promote institutional effectiveness by:

  • providing institutionally-relevant information to College stakeholders;
  • offering expertise in research and evaluation;
  • working across the College to build a strong culture of evidence;
  • supporting institutional assessment efforts; and
  • overseeing completion of internal, state, and federal reporting requirements.

 

Contact Research

Kurian Tharakunnel

Executive Director, Research & Institutional Effectiveness
708-456-0300 Ext. 3635
kuriantharakunnel@triton.edu

Hannah Ballas

Senior Research Associate
708-456-0300 Ext. 3515
hannahballas@triton.edu

Marylou Murphy

Senior Research Associate
708-456-0300 Ext. 3565
maryloumurphy@triton.edu

Goals

The Department of Research and Institutional Effectiveness provides research and analysis that enable decision-making and planning that is rooted in evidence to accomplish student success, institutional effectiveness, and compliance. The department serves as the primary source of institutional information and leads the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data.


Research Publications


Student Right-to-Know Information & Student Achievement Information Disclosures

Triton College maintains a list of information as required by federal law that is available for review by students, prospective students and the general public upon their request. The categories of information are shown below, and the location where further information is available is indicated for each.

Graduation Rates

Full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates: Fall 2013 cohort

CohortNumber of Students in CohortCompleters within 150% of normal time (3 years)Rate
Total 731 111 15%
Men 389 59 15%
Women 342 52 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 1 100%
Asian 19 5 26%
Black or African American 137 7 5%
Hispanic or Latino 305 38 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0 0%
White 206 53 26%
Two or more races 19 0 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown 43 7 16%

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey and Fall Enrollment Survey

Transfer-Out Rates

Full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates: Fall 2013 cohort

CohortNumber of Students in CohortNumber of transfers-out within 150% of normal time (3 years)Rate
Total 731 184 25%
Men 389 102 26%
Women 342 82 24%

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey and Fall Enrollment Survey

Retention Rates

First-time degree-seeking undergraduates: Fall 2015 cohort

CohortNumber of Students in CohortNumber of students who returned in next fall or graduatedRate
Full-Time 737 431 58%
Part-Time 606 201 33%

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey and Fall Enrollment Survey

This information is also available at the Research Office, Room F-209, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3635.

Triton College is committed to fostering an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment. Graduates from Triton's certificate programs can be assured that they are learning current industry standards and practices that lead to gainful employment.

The Department of Education requires colleges to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." To explore the many occupational offerings available at Triton College, including estimated costs, graduation rates, and employment opportunities for each certificate program, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Campus Crime Statistics and Security Policies

The following information is available for review:

The Triton Police maintain a daily, written log of crimes that are reported.

This information is also available in the student handbook and at the Triton College Police, Room N-206, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3203.

Institutional Information

Descriptions of the following items are available to students and the general public:

  • Requirements and procedures for withdrawing from the institution
  • Cost of attendance (tuition/fee charges, books/supplies costs)
  • Refund policy and summary of requirements for return of Title IV Grants or loans 
  • Current academic programs of the institution (current degree programs, educational/training programs, faculty)
  • Short-term professional training and continuing education
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Arts and Sciences Programs
  • Applied Sciences Programs
  • Selective Admission Health Programs
  • Names of Associations or Agencies Accrediting the Institution
  • Accreditation
  • Approvals
  • Memberships
  • Description of special facilities and services for disabled students
  • Triton's policy on enrollment in Study Abroad Programs

This information is also available in the College Catalog and at the Office of Admission and Records, Student Center, Room B-110A/B-220, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, and at the Financial Aid Office, Student Center, Room B-160, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3441.

Annual Notification Required by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations)

A notice and explanation of Triton's policy relating to the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act regulations is available.

See Privacy Act & Directory Information Section of Triton's Catalog, and at the Office of Admission and Records, Student Center, Room B-110A/B-220, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3720.

Financial Assistance Availability and Eligibility

Information about Financial assistance and eligibility requirements is available, including:

  • Types of aid available
  • Application forms/procedures to use in applying for aid
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Selection criteria
  • Criteria used to determine amount of aid award
  • Satisfactory Student Progress Standards
  • How to re-establish Satisfactory Progress Status
  • Disbursement methods
  • Loan qualifications and student employment conditions
  • Conditions for federal loan repayment for students who participate in volunteer services

This information is also available in Triton's Catalog and at the Financial Aid Office, Student Center, Room B-160, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3441.

Athletic Participation and EADA (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) Report and Data

Information about athletic program participation and financial aid programs is available. Enrollment data about Triton athletes is provided, as well as information about Triton's Intercollegiate Athletics programs. Triton is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (Region IV).

This information is available at the Athletic Office and Financial Aid Office

Athletics Office
Robert M. Collins Center, Room R-202
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3784
Financial Aid Office
Student Center, Room B-160
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3441