With the guidance of key performance indicators, our leadership and our community are able to analyze the impact of our work and make data-informed decisions that ensure impactful investments and the best use of resources. The LEAP Tampa Bay data work group is working to finalize baseline data for the following metrics, which will later be used to create a key performance indicators dashboard.


Key Indicator: Tampa Bay's Post-Secondary Attainment Rate

GOAL 2025: Increase the number of working age adults in Tampa Bay with post-secondary degree or high-quality credential to 60% by 2025.
As of 2018 Tampa Bay’s post-secondary attainment rate is 54.4% which includes a statewide estimate of certificate completion that has been applied to the region.

Measurement: Number of adults age 25-64 in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties who have a degree or high-quality credential.

Source: Florida College Access Network

Key Indicator: College Going Rate

Measurement: Percent of graduates attending college within one year post high school

Source: National Student Clearinghouse

Key Indicator: Financial Preparedness for postsecondary Opportunity

Measurement: Percent of 12th graders who complete FAFSA at traditional high schools in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties

Source: Florida Department of Education, Florida College Access Network

Key Indicator: Early Credit accumulation

Measurement: Percent of Hillsborough and Pinellas high school grads who complete 30 college credits in first two years of college

Source: Florida Department of Education, local state colleges

Key Indicator: Community College Graduation rates

Measurement: Number of student graduation within 150% of time to degree (FTIC to AA)

Progress: Up 4.2% in the last four years.

Source: Local state colleges

Key Indicator: Community College TRANSFER GRADUATION RATE

Measurement: Number of students graduating within two years of transfer enrollment at USF after earning an A.A. from a local state college.

Progress:  Up 4.7% in the last four years.

Source: University of South Florida