I'm confused as to how this set of variables works. From reading the documentation, it seems like wdraw_orig_yr4_rt for 2012, wdraw_orig_yr3_rt for 2011, and wdraw_orig_yr2_rt for 2010 should all refer to withdrawal rates for the 2009 cohort in different measurement years (2013, 2012, and 2011, respectively). But if I look at these numbers for a given institution, they don't seem to obey that description.
- Could someone be more specific as to what these measure?
- If I wanted to calculate a cumulative withdrawal rate for given cohort and a specific institution (i.e. total % drop outs over 4 years), could that be accomplished with this data and how?