This page describes the pathway at the statewide level. In North Dakota, students don't declare path of study like what is commonly seen in post-secondary coursework. Here, they just take classes that appeal to thier interests. The North Dakota CTE Department has defined groups of coursework that we call Pathways.
To meet the requirements to be in the pathway, a student needs to have taken at least four credits in any CTE coursework. Two of those credits have to come from classes that define the pathway. In , the student must have had 2 credits across the following courses:
Furthermore, some datasets require that a student be a part of only a single pathway cohort, if any at all. In North Dakota, we call this the Primary Pathway. To determine this, a student's primary pathway will be defined as the one with the most course credits earned. If there are one or more with the same credit totals, the most recent course taken will be the tiebreaker. If there is still a tie, then a CTE pre-defined priority across pathways is used.
At the top of this page you can filter many of the charts to a specific graduation year. The last five years of data are selectable. The page is then broken into three sections:
- Overview: These charts describe the pathway cohort enrollment is statewide and show what the popular courses are that students take.
- Graduates in Post Secondary: These charts show post-secondary activity of students whose primary pathway is and who graduated high school. The enrollment chart uses data collected by the National Student Clearinghouse and will show students at public and private institutions, both in-state and out-of-state. The other three charts show post-secondary completers and is filtered to students in the public North Dakota University System. Note that as your selected graduation year filter is more recent, the numbers shown here get smaller. This is due to the length of time that has passed since graduation is less and many students are still taking post-secondary coursework.
- Offerings in North Dakota: This map shows the schools in North Dakota where a student can take coursework. Selecting the pinpoints will allow you to explore the school. Offerings based on the academic year. The graduation year filter at the top does not affect this data. In additon, the markers may be one of two colors. Blue indicates that there is both coursework offered at the institution and there are some students who meet the requirements to be in the pathway. Red indicates that coursework is offered, but there are no students considered to be in this pathway. Coursework may not be necessarily taken at the school. It could be offered through other means from other institutions or career centers, but the school shown is the school giving the student credit for taking that course.
Please contact CTE with any questions or feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling (701) 328-3180. Please reference that it is about the Insights.ND.Gov application.