05_06 pdf version

05_06 pdf version
Common Data Set 2005-06
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CDS FOR 2005-06
The items listed below are shaded in yellow throughout the spreadsheet's worksheets.
CHANGED ITEMS
A1
C2
C7
C8
C11
C13
C17
C22
G6
H7 and H8
Section J
New address requested (if relevant)
Wait list question
Several new categories added; some wording changes
Significant changes to test requirement question
New GPA bands
Fee information for on-line applications
Housing deposit item added
Early action “restrictive” added
per credit hour clarified (tuition only)
Forms updated; H8 moved up to follow H6 (to keep international info together)
every CIP heading now has a row
PERMANENTLY DELETED OR TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED ITEMS
E4-E8
The "Library Collections" section has been removed until a new Academic Libraries Survey is in the field.
Common Data Set 2005-06
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
A1
Address Information
Name of College/University:
Mailing Address:
City/State/Zip/Country:
Street Address (if different):
City/State/Zip/Country:
Main Phone Number:
WWW Home Page Address:
Admissions Phone Number:
Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number:
Admissions Office Mailing Address:
City/State/Zip/Country:
Admissions Fax Number:
Admissions E-mail Address:
If there is a separate URL for your
school’s online application, please
specify: ______________
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Ft Myers FL 33965-6565
800-590-3428
http://www.fgcu.edu
239-590-7878
888-889-1095
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Ft Myers FL 33965-6565
239-590-7894
[email protected]
http://enrollment.fgcu.edu/admissions/apply.htm
A1
If you have a mailing address other
than the above to which applications
should be sent, please provide:
A2
A2
A2
A2
Source of institutional control (Check only one):
Public
x
Private (nonprofit)
Proprietary
A3
A3
A3
A3
Classify your undergraduate institution:
Coeducational college
x
Men's college
Women's college
A4
A4
A4
A4
A4
A4
A4
Academic year calendar:
Semester
Quarter
Trimester
4-1-4
Continuous
Differs by program (describe):
A4
Other (describe):
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
A5
Degrees offered by your institution:
Certificate
Diploma
Associate
Transfer Associate
Terminal Associate
Bachelor's
Postbachelor's certificate
Master's
Post-master's certificate
Doctoral
First professional
First professional certificate
x
x
x
x
x
x
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B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B1
B2
Institutional Enrollment - Men and Women Provide numbers of students for each of the following
categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2005.
FULL-TIME
PART-TIME
Men
Women
Men
Women
Undergraduates
Degree-seeking, first-time
522
728
36
57
freshmen
239
273
42
55
Other first-year, degree-seeking
981
1,837
433
771
All other degree-seeking
1,742
2,838
511
883
Total degree-seeking
All other undergraduates enrolled
10
11
42
101
in credit courses
1,752
2,849
553
984
Total undergraduates
First-Professional
First-time, first-professional
0
0
0
0
students
0
0
0
All other first-professionals
0
0
0
0
Total first-professional
Graduate
21
53
12
53
Degree-seeking, first-time
49
90
154
330
All other degree-seeking
All other graduates enrolled in
5
8
103
233
credit courses
75
151
269
616
Total graduate
Total all undergraduates
6,138
Total all graduate and professional students
1,111
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS
7,249
Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category. Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the
following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2005. Include
international students only in the category "Nonresident aliens." Complete the "Total Undergraduates"
column only if you cannot provide data for the first two columns.
B2
Degree-Seeking
First-Time
First Year
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
Nonresident aliens
Black, non-Hispanic
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Hispanic
White, non-Hispanic
Race/ethnicity unknown
TOTAL
11
52
2
27
144
1,091
16
1,343
Degree-Seeking
Undergraduates
(include first-time
first-year)
58
331
16
112
572
4,757
128
5,974
Total
Undergraduates
(both degree- and
non-degreeseeking)
59
343
17
118
579
4,887
135
6,138
Persistence
B3
B3
Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005
Certificate/diploma
0
CDS-B
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B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
Associate degrees
Bachelor's degrees
Postbachelor's certificates
Master's degrees
Post-Master's certificates
Doctoral degrees
First professional degrees
First professional certificates
96
832
0
246
0
0
0
0
Graduation Rates
The items in this section correspond to data elements collected by the IPEDS Web-based Data Collection
System's Graduation Rate Survey (GRS). For complete instructions and definitions of data elements, see
the IPEDS GRS instructions and glossary on the 2005 Web-based survey.
For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the fall 1999 cohort if available. If fall 1999 cohort data are
not available, provide data for the fall 1998 cohort.
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
Fall 1999 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in fall 1999. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding fall 1999.
Initial 1999 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
Of the initial 1999 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
exclusions:
Final 1999 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
Of the initial 1999 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2003):
Of the initial 1999 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but
in five years or less (after August 31, 2003 and by August 31, 2004):
Of the initial 1999 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
in six years or less (after August 31, 2004 and by August 31, 2005):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 1999 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
B4
B5
0
0
#DIV/0!
Fall 1998 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in fall 1998. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding fall 1998.
Initial 1998 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
exclusions:
CDS-B
199
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B6
B7
B8
B9
Final 1998 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2002):
Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but
in five years or less (after August 31, 2002 and by August 31, 2003):
Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
in six years or less (after August 31, 2003 and by August 31, 2004):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 1998 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
199
27
42
5
74
37%
For Two-Year Institutions
Please provide data for the 2002 cohort if available. If 2002 cohort data are not
available, provide data for the 2001 cohort.
B12
B13
B14
B15
B16
B17
B18
B19
B20
B21
2002 Cohort
Initial 2001 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:
Of the initial 2002 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
exclusions:
Final 2002 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions (Subtract question B13 from
question B12):
Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):
Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:
Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):
Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of
normal time:
Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:
Total transfers to two-year institutions:
Total transfers to four-year institutions:
2001 Cohort
B12 Initial 2001 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:
B13 Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
exclusions:
B14 Final 2001 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions (Subtract question B13 from
question B12):
B15 Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):
B16 Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:
B17 Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):
B18 Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of
normal time:
B19 Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:
B20 Total transfers to two-year institutions:
B21 Total transfers to four-year institutions:
0
0
Retention Rates
CDS-B
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Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in fall 2004 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for
students who departed for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces,
foreign aid service of the federal government or official church missions. No other adjustments to the initial
cohort should be made.
B22 For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered your institution as freshmen in fall 2004 (or the preceding
summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your
institution calculates its official enrollment in fall 2005?
72%
CDS-B
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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION
Applications
C1
First-time, first-year, (freshmen) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2005. Include early decision,
early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants should include only
those students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed
actionable applications) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission,
nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted
applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.
C1
C1
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
1383
2066
C1
C1
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
1011
1606
C1
C1
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
522
36
C1
C1
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
728
57
C2
Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final
admission was contingent on space availability)
Yes
No
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?
x
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2004 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
Number of wait-listed students admitted
Is your waiting list ranked?
If yes, do you release that information to students?
Do you release that information to school counselors?
C2
C2
C2
C2
C2
C2
C2
C2
Admission Requirements
C3
C3
C3
C3
C4
C4
C4
C4
C5
High school completion requirement
High school diploma is required and GED is
accepted
High school diploma is required and GED is not
accepted
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degreeseeking students?
x
Require
Recommend
Neither require nor recommend
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended. Specify the distribution of academic
high school course units required and/or recommended of all or most degree-seeking students using
Carnegie units (one unit equals one year of study or its equivalent). If you use a different system for
calculating units, please convert.
Units
Required
C5
C5
C5
x
Total academic units
English
Units
Recommended
18
4
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C5
C5
C5
C5
C5
C5
C5
C5
Mathematics
Science
Of these, units that must be
lab
Foreign language
Social studies
History
Academic electives
Other (specify)
3
3
2
2
3 combined Soc
Stu or History
3
Basis for Selection
C6
C6
C6
C6
C6
C6
C7
Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students
with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other
qualifications? If so, check which applies:
Open admission policy as described above for all students
No
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but-selective admission for out-of-state students
No
selective admission to some programs
No
other (explain)
Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, firstyear, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school
record
Class rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Nonacademic
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
First generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
State residency
Religious
affiliation/commitment
Racial/ethnic status
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
SAT and ACT Policies
C8
Entrance exams
Yes
No
C8A Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test
scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking
x
applicants?
C8A If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in
admission for Fall 2007.
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C8A
C8A
ADMISSION
Require
SAT or ACT
ACT only
SAT only
SAT and SAT Subject Tests
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or
ACT
C8A SAT Subject Tests only
C8A
C8A
C8A
C8A
C8A
Recommend
Require for Some
Consider if
Submitted
Not Used
x
x
x
x
C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants
for Fall 2007, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
x
C8B ACT with Writing Component required
C8B ACT with Writing component recommended
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted
C8C Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
C8C For admission
C8C For placement
C8C For advising
C8C In place of an application essay
C8C As a validity check on the
application essay
C8C No college policy as of now
x
C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
Yes
No
C8D
x
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fallterm admission
C8E Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for
fall-term admission
Aug. 1st
C8F If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students,
or if tests are not required of some students):
C8F
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
SAT
ACT
SAT Subject Tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional Exam
State Exam (specify):
x
x
x
x
Freshman Profile
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year
(freshman) students enrolled in fall 2005, including students who began studies during summer,
international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.
CDS-C
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C9
Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2005 who submitted
national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking,
first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted test scores . Do not include partial test scores
(e.g., mathematics scores but not verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized test
results (such as TOEFL) in this item. The 25th percentile is the score that 25 percent scored at or below;
the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at or above.
C9
C9
Percent submitting SAT scores
Percent submitting ACT scores
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
SAT Verbal
SAT Math
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C10
C10
C10
C10
C10
C10
C10
91% Number submitting SAT scores
53% Number submitting ACT scores
25th Percentile
470
470
19
1235
715
75th Percentile
560
570
23
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
SAT Verbal
SAT Math
700-800
1.00%
1.00%
600-699
11.00%
14.00%
500-599
48.00%
49.00%
400-499
38.00%
34.00%
300-399
2.00%
2.00%
200-299
Totals should = 100%
100.00%
100.00%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
30-36
1.00%
24-29
22.00%
18-23
69.00%
12-17
8.00%
6-11
Below 6
Totals should = 100%
100.00%
0.00%
0.00%
Percent of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school class rank
within each of the following ranges (report information for those students from whom you collected high
school rank information).
20%
Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
49%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
84% Top half +
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
16% bottom half = 100%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
2%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class
80%
rank:
C11 Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school
grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale). Report information only for
those students from whom you collected high school GPA.
25.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
17.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
15.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
21.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
19.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
3.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0
Totals should = 100%
100.00%
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C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
(freshman) students who submitted GPA:
C12 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who
submitted high school GPA:
3.37
98.00%
Admission Policies
C13 Application Fee
C13
C13 Does your institution have an
application fee?
C13 Amount of application fee:
C13
C13 Can it be waived for applicants
with financial need?
Yes
No
x
$30.00
Yes
No
x
C13 If you have an application fee and an on-line application option,
please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
x
C13 Same fee:
C13 Free:
C13 Reduced:
Yes
C13
C13 Can on-line application fee be
waived for applicants with
financial need?
C14 Application closing date
C14
C14 Does your institution have an
application closing date?
C14 Application closing date (fall):
C14 Priority date:
No
x
Yes
No
x
Aug. 1
11/15
C15
C15 Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than
the fall?
Yes
No
x
C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
C16 On a rolling basis beginning
12 months prior
(date):
C16 By (date):
C16 Other:
Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):
No set date:
x
Must reply by May 1 or within
_____ weeks if notified
thereafter
C17 Other:
C17
C17
C17
C17
C17 Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):
C17 Amount of housing deposit:
C17 Refundable if student does not enroll?
Yes, in full
C17
Yes, in part
C17
4/15
5/29
x
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C17
No
C18 Deferred admission
C18
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
admission?
2 terms
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement:
C19 Early admission of high school students
C19
C19 Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time,
first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high
school graduation?
C20 Common Application
C20
C20 Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National
Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?
C20 If “yes,” are supplemental forms required?
C20 Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?
Yes
No
x
Yes
No
Yes
No
x
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21 Early Decision
C21
C21 Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan
that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission
decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that asks
students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year
(freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?
C21 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C21 First or only early decision plan closing date
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date
C21 Other early decision plan closing date
C21 Other early decision plan notification date
C21 For the Fall 2005 entering class:
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22 Early action
C22
C22 Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are
notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular
notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college?
Yes
No
x
Yes
No
x
C22 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C22 Early action closing date
C22 Early action notification date
C22 Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
Yes
No
C22
C22
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D. TRANSFER ADMISSION
Fall Applicants
D1
D1
D1
D2
Yes
Does your institution enroll transfer students? (If no, please
skip to Section E)
If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit
by transferring credits earned from course work completed
at other colleges/universities?
No
x
x
Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer
students in fall 2005.
D2
Applicants
D2
D2
D2
Men
Women
Total
565
1,110
1,675
D3
D3
D3
D3
D3
Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
Fall
⌧
Winter
Spring
⌧
Summer
⌧
Admitted
Applicants
483
1,007
1,490
Enrolled
Applicants
330
636
966
Application for Admission
D4
D4
D4
Yes
Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of
credits completed or else must apply as an entering
freshman?
If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit
of measure?
x
12
D5
D5
Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
D5
D5
D5
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Essay or personal
statement
Interview
Standardized test scores
Statement of good standing
from prior institution(s)
D5
D5
D5
D6
Required of All
Recommended
of All
No
Recommended
of Some
Required of Some
Not Required
x
x
x
x
x
x
If a minimum high school grade point average is required of
transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
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D7
If a minimum college grade point average is required of
transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
2.00
D8
List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:
D9
List application priority, closing, notification, and candidate reply dates for transfer students. If applications
are reviewed on a continuous or rolling basis, place a check mark in the “Rolling admission” column.
D9
D9
D9
D9
D9
Priority Date
Closing Date
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Notification Date
Reply Date
6/1
Rolling
Admission
x
x
x
D10
D10 Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to
transfer students?
Yes
No
x
D11 Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:
Transfer Credit Policies
D12 Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be
transferred for credit:
D
D13
D13 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
transferred from a two-year institution:
Number
D14
D14 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
transferred from a four-year institution:
Number
Unit Type
72
Unit Type
90
D15 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at
your institution to earn an associate degree:
15.00
D16 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at
your institution to earn a bachelor’s degree:
30.00
D17 Describe other transfer credit policies:Typically, transfers from 2 year colleges bring 60 hours or less, but
Florida statutes stipulate that we must accept more if the courses are degree requirements.
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E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
E1
Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary
for definitions.
Accelerated program
x
Cooperative (work-study) program
x
Cross-registration
x
Distance learning
x
Double major
x
Dual enrollment
x
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
External degree program
Honors Program
x
Independent study
x
Internships
x
Liberal arts/career combination
Student-designed major
Study abroad
x
Teacher certification program
x
Weekend college
Other (specify):
E2
This question has been removed from the Common Data Set.
E3
Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course
work prior to graduation:
Arts/fine arts
Computer literacy
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
History
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science
Other (describe): General Education
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
x
x
x
x
x
Library Collections: The CDS Publishers will collect library data again
when a new Academic Libraries Survey is in place.
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F. STUDENT LIFE
F1 Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) students and all degree-seeking
undergraduates enrolled in fall 2005 who fit the following categories:
F1
First-time, first-year
(freshman) students
F1 Percent who are from out of state (exclude
international/nonresident aliens)
F1 Percent of men who join fraternities
F1 Percent of women who join sororities
F1 Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or affiliated housing
F1 Percent who live off campus or commute
F1 Percent of students age 25 and older
F1 Average age of full-time students
F1 Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
Undergraduates
10%
1%
2%
9%
1%
1%
65%
35%
0%
18
18
30%
70%
19%
21
23
Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.
Choral groups
x
Concert band
Dance
x
Drama/theater
x
Jazz band
Literary magazine
x
Marching band
Music ensembles
Musical theater
Opera
Pep band
Radio station
x
Student government
x
Student newspaper
x
Student-run film society
Symphony orchestra
Television station
Yearbook
F3 ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
Name of Cooperating
At Cooperating
F3
On Campus
Institution
Institution
Army
ROTC
is
offered:
F3
F3 Naval ROTC is offered:
F3 Air Force ROTC is offered:
F4 Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for
undergraduates at your institution.
x
F4 Coed dorms
F4 Men's dorms
F4 Women's dorms
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F4 Apartments for married students
F4 Apartments for single students
F4 Special housing for disabled
students
F4 Special housing for international
students
F4 Fraternity/sorority housing
F4 Cooperative housing
F4 Other housing options (specify):
x
x
CDS-F
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G. ANNUAL EXPENSES
Provide 2006-2007 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are
applicable to your institution.
x
Check here if your institution's 2006-2007 academic year costs of attendance are not available at this time
and provide an approximate date (i.e., month/day) when your institution's final 2006-2007 academic year
costs of attendance will be available:
Beginning of August
G1 Undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board List the typical tuition, required fees,
and room and board for a full-time undergraduate student for the FULL 2006-2007 academic year (30
semester or 45 quarter hours for institutions that derive annual tuition by multiplying credit hour cost by
number of credits). A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September
to June; usually equated to two semesters, two trimesters, three quarters, or the period covered by a fourone-four plan. Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum
meal plan. Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in
tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees.) Do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory
use).
G1
G1 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
In-district
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-state (out-of-district):
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Out-of-state:
G1 NONRESIDENT ALIENS
Tuition:
First-Year
Undergraduates
$3,550
$16,260
$180
G1 REQUIRED FEES:
G1 ROOM AND BOARD:
(on-campus)
G1 ROOM ONLY:
(on-campus)
G1 BOARD ONLY:
(on-campus meal plan)
$7,740
$4,240
G1 Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your
college cannot provide separate tuition and room and
board fees):
G1 Other:
Minimum
G2
CDS-G
Maximum
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G2 Number of credits per term a student can take for the
stated full-time tuition
G3
G3 Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore,
junior, senior)?
12
Yes
18
No
x
G4 If tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program, describe briefly:
G5 Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
Commuters
G5
Residents
(living at home)
$700
$700
G5 Books and supplies
G5 Room only
$878
G5 Board only
$1,440
G5 Transportation
G5 Other expenses
Commuters
(not living at home)
$700
$5,490
$1,970
$1,440
G6 Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges (tuition only)
G6 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-district:
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-state (out-of-district):
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Out-of-state:
G6 NONRESIDENT ALIENS:
$108.67
$508.31
CDS-G
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H. FINANCIAL AID
Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
Enter total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking
undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, “total degree-seeking”
undergraduates) in the following categories. (Note: If the data being reported are final figures for the 20042005 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2004-2005 academic year's CDS Question B1
cohort.) Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that is
non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid columns.
(For a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the entry for
“non-need-based scholarship or grant aid” on the last page of the definitions section.)
2005-2006
estimated
H1
2004-2005
final
H1
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1,
H2, H2A, and H6 below:
H3
H3
H3
H3
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?
Federal methodology (FM)
Institutional methodology (IM)
Both FM and IM
H1
x
Need-based $
(Include non-needbased aid used to
meet need.)
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
H1
(Exclude non-needbased aid used to
meet need.)
Scholarships/Grants
Federal
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is
located)
Institutional (endowment, alumni, or other institutional awards) and
external funds awarded by the college excluding athletic aid and tuition
waivers (which are reported below)
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National
Merit) not awarded by the college
Total Scholarships/Grants
$2,731,965
$0
$551,736
$3,955,902
$968,300
$547,208
$80,991
$4,332,992
$638,451
$5,141,561
$8,334,959
$114,600
$5,253,225
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans)
Federal Work-Study
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note:
Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.)
Total Self-Help
$2,480,371
$10,929,930
$5,253,225
$0
$0
$0
$0
$888,815
$456,617
Other
Parent Loans
Tuition Waivers
Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do
not report tuition waivers elsewhere.
H1
Non-needbased $
Athletic Awards
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H2
Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-thanfull-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source. Aid that is nonneed-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Numbers should
reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in
more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students
(CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2005 cohort)
b) Number of students in line a who applied for needbased financial aid
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to
have financial need
d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any
financial aid
e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
need-based scholarship or grant aid
f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
need-based self-help aid
g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
non-need-based scholarship or grant aid
h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met
(exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of
students who were awarded any need-based aid.
Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as
well as any resources that were awarded to replace
EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergraduate
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergraduate
924
3773
1173
760
2802
528
339
1513
369
339
1513
369
209
1043
247
125
831
221
270
786
82
69
330
78
65.6%
68.7%
59.3%
$ 6,054
$ 7,210
$ 5,734
$ 3,044
$ 3,432
$ 2,134
$ 2,351
$ 4,521
$ 5,563
$ 2,351
$ 4,548
$ 5,553
j)
The average financial aid package of those in line d.
Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace
EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
Average need-based scholarship and grant award of
k)
those in line e
l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS
loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative
loans) of those in line f
m) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans,
unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans ) of
those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan
H2A Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of
degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were
awarded institutional--not external--non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers should reflect the
cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than
one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
CDS-H
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H2A
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
387
1092
117
$ 1,550
$ 1,992
$ 1,350
16
59
0
$ 4,054
$ 4,592
H2A n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need
and who were awarded institutional non-need-based
scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were
awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits)
H2A o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n
H2A p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an
institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or
grant
H2A q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in
line p
$ 0
H3
Incorporated into H1 above.
H4
Provide the percentage of the 2005 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1,
2004 and June 30, 2005 and borrowed at any time through any loan programs (federal,
state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.; exclude parent loans). Include only students
who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.
47%
Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line
H4. Do not include money borrowed at other institutions:
$13,245
H5
Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens (Note: Report numbers and
dollar amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.)
H6
H6
H6
H6
H6
H6
H6
H7
H7
H7
H7
H7
Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
Yes
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Yes
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
No
Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available
If institutional financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident
aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who
were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid:
14
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
$13,504
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking
nonresident aliens:
$162,055
Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
x
Institution’s own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
International Student’s Financial Aid Application
x
International Student’s Certification of Finances
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H7
Other (specify):I-20
Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
H8
H8
H8
H8
H8
H8
H8
H8
Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
x
FAFSA
x
Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
State aid form
Noncustodial PROFILE
Business/Farm Supplement
Other (specify):
H9
H9
H9
H9
Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a
rolling basis):
H10 Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
H10 a) Students notified on or about (date):
Yes
H10
x
H10 b) Students notified on a rolling basis:
If yes, starting date:
2/15
H10
2/1
3/15
No
H11 Indicate reply dates:
H11 Students must reply by (date):
H11 or within _______ weeks of notification.
Types of Aid Available
H12
H12
H12
H12
H12
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
Loans
FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
H12
H12
H12
H12
FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL PLUS Loans
H12
H12
H12
H12
H12
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):
CDS-H
x
x
x
x
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H13
H13
H13
H13
H13
H13
H13
H13
H13
H13
Scholarships and Grants
NEED-BASED:
Federal Pell
SEOG
State scholarships/grants
Private scholarships
College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
United Negro College Fund
Federal Nursing Scholarship
Other (specify):
x
x
x
x
x
x
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
Academics
Alumni affiliation
Art
Athletics
Job skills
ROTC
Leadership
Minority status
Music/drama
Religious affiliation
State/district residency
Non-Need Based
Need-Based
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
CDS-H
x
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I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE
I1
Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2005. Include
faculty who are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses for
IPEDS/AAUP.
The following definition of instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in
its annual Faculty Compensation Survey. Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructionalresearch staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Use the
chart below to determine inclusions and exclusions:
Full-time
Part-time
Include only if
(a) instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g., Exclude
they teach one
those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, postor more nondoctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows
clinical credit
courses
(b) administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach,
and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and
may have faculty status
Exclude
(c) other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even
though they do not have faculty status
(d) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but
have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like
Exclude
Include if they
teach one or
more nonclinical credit
courses
Include
Exclude
Exclude
(e) faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay
(f) faculty on leave without pay
(g) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay
Include
Exclude
Exclude
Exclude
Exclude
Include
Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time
for research)
Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also
includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions.
Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses
may be counted as part-time faculty.
Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaska Native;
Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and
Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public
administration, ophthalmology, or radiology.
First-professional: includes the fields of dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic
medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic
(DC or DCM), law (JD) and theological professions (MDiv, MHL).
Terminal degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
Full-Time
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Total number of instructional faculty
Total number who are members of minority groups
Total number who are women
Total number who are men
Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal
degree
CDS-I
253
42
123
130
0
197
Part-Time
188
15
84
104
2
Total
441
57
207
234
2
197
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g)
I1
I1
I1
I1
h)
i)
j)
Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal
master's
Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's
Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note:
Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs in
which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
55
1
55
1
0
0
0
0
I2
Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2005 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to full-time equivalent
instructional faculty (full time plus 1/3 part time). In the ratio calculations, exclude both faculty and students
in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work,
business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students. Do not count
undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants as faculty.
I2
Fall 2005 Student to Faculty ratio
I3
Undergraduate Class Size
18 to 1
(based on
and
5634 students
317 faculty).
In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and
class sections offered in the Fall 2005 term.
Class Sections: A class section is an organized course offered for credit, identified by discipline and
number, meeting at a stated time or times in a classroom or similar setting, and not a subsection such as a
laboratory or discussion session. Undergraduate class sections are defined as any sections in which at
least one degree-seeking undergraduate student is enrolled for credit. Exclude distance learning classes
and noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction,
or one-to-one readings. Exclude students in independent study, co-operative programs, internships, foreign
language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes. Each class section
should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of course catalog cross-listings.
Class Subsections: A class subsection includes any subsection of a course, such as laboratory,
recitation, and discussion subsections that are supplementary in nature and are scheduled to meet
separately from the lecture portion of the course. Undergraduate subsections are defined as any
subsections of courses in which degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled for credit. As above,
exclude noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music
instruction, or one-to-one readings. Each class subsection should be counted only once and should not be
duplicated because of cross-listings.
Using the above definitions, please report for each of the following class-size intervals the number of class
sections and class subsections offered in Fall 2005. For example, a lecture class with 800 students who
met at another time in 40 separate labs with 20 students should be counted once in the “100+” column in
the class section column and 40 times under the “20-29” column of the class subsections table.
Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled
I3
I3
I3
I3
CLASS
SECTIONS
2-9
121
I3
I3
CLASS SUBSECTIONS
2-9
Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
229
375
235
43
40
10-19
20-29
30-39
CDS-I
40-49
50-99
100+
3
Total
1046
100+
Total
0
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J. DEGREES CONFERRED
J1
J1
Degrees conferred between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005
For each of the following discipline areas, provide the percentage of diplomas/certificates,
associate, and bachelor’s degrees awarded. To determine the percentage, use majors, not
headcount (e.g., students with one degree but a double major will be represented twice).
Calculate the percentage from your institution’s IPEDS Completions by using the sum of 1st
J1
Category
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
Agriculture
Natural resources/environmental science
Architecture
Area and ethnic studies
Communications/journalism
Communication technologies
Computer and information sciences
Personal and culinary services
Education
Engineering
Engineering technologies
Foreign languages and literature
Family and consumer sciences
Law/legal studies
English
Liberal arts/general studies
Library science
Biological/life sciences
Mathematics
Military science and technologies
Interdisciplinary studies
Parks and recreation
Philosophy and religious studies
Theology and religious vocations
Physical sciences
Science technologies
Psychology
Security and protective services
Public administration and social services
Social sciences
Construction trades
Mechanic and repair technologies
Precision production
Transportation and materials moving
Visual and performing arts
Health professions and related sciences
Business/marketing
History
Other
TOTAL (should = 100%)
CIP 2000
Diploma
Associate Bachelor’s Categories
Certificates
to Include
0.84%
12.23%
0.96%
100.00%
33.57%
0.72%
6.12%
2.64%
1.44%
14.51%
26.98%
0.00%
100.00%
CDS-J
1
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
19
22
23
24
25
26
27
29
30
31
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
54
100.00%
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Common Data Set Definitions
All definitions related to the financial aid section appear at the end of the Definitions document.
Items preceded by an asterisk (*) represent definitions agreed to among publishers which do not appear on
the CDS document but may be present on individual publishers’ surveys.
*Academic advisement: Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser,
who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and
vocational goals.
Accelerated program: Completion of a college program of study in fewer than the usual number of years,
most often by attending summer sessions and carrying extra courses during the regular academic term.
Admitted student: Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at your institution.
*Adult student services: Admission assistance, support, orientation, and other services expressly for adults
who have started college for the first time, or who are re-entering after a lapse of a few years.
American Indian or Alaska native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America
and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
Applicant (first-time, first year): An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered
for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of
the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by
applicant or institution).
Application fee: That amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student’s application for
acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees, nor is it refundable if the student is
not admitted to the institution.
Asian or Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast
Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or Pacific Islands. This includes people from China, Japan, Korea, the
Philippine Islands, American Samoa, India, and Vietnam.
Associate degree: An award that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time equivalent
college work.
Bachelor’s degree: An award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least four years but not more than five years of fulltime equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees conferred in a five-year cooperative
(work-study plan) program. (A cooperative plan provides for alternate class attendance and employment in
business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to combine actual work experience with their
college studies.) Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in
three years.
Black, non-Hispanic: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of
Hispanic origin).
Board (charges): Assume average cost for 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan.
Books and supplies (costs): Average cost of books and supplies. Do not include unusual costs for special
groups of students (e.g., engineering or art majors), unless they constitute the majority of students at your
institution.
Calendar system: The method by which an institution structures most of its courses for the academic year.
*Career and placement services: A range of services, including (often) the following: coordination of visits of
employers to campus; aptitude and vocational testing; interest inventories, personal counseling; help in
resume writing, interviewing, launching the job search; listings for those students desiring employment and
those seeking permanent positions; establishment of a permanent reference folder; career resource materials.
Carnegie units: One year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject.
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Certificate: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.
Class rank: The relative numerical position of a student in his or her graduating class, calculated by the high
school on the basis of grade-point average, whether weighted or unweighted.
College-preparatory program: Courses in academic subjects (English, history and social studies, foreign
languages, mathematics, science, and the arts) that stress preparation for college or university study.
Common Application: The standard application form distributed by the National Association of Secondary
School Principals for a large number of private colleges who are members of the Common Application Group.
*Community service program: Referral center for students wishing to perform volunteer work in the
community or participate in volunteer activities coordinated by academic departments.
Commuter: A student who lives off campus in housing that is not owned by, operated by, or affiliated with the
college. This category includes students who commute from home and students who have moved to the area
to attend college.
Contact hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also
referred to as clock hour.
Continuous basis (for program enrollment): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that
enroll students at any time during the academic year. For example, a cosmetology school or a word
processing school might allow students to enroll and begin studies at various times, with no requirement that
classes begin on a certain date.
Cooperative housing: College-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing in which students share room and
board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses.
Cooperative (work-study plan) program: A program that provides for alternate class attendance and
employment in business, industry, or government.
*Counseling service: Activities designed to assist students in making plans and decisions related to their
education, career, or personal development.
Credit: Recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be
applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Credit course: A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses
required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Credit hour: A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a
semester or trimester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of
hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Cross-registration: A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another
institution without having to apply to the second institution.
Deferred admission: The practice of permitting admitted students to postpone enrollment, usually for a period
of one academic term or one year.
Degree: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official
recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.
Degree-seeking students: Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as
seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in
vocational or occupational programs.
Differs by program (calendar system): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that have
occupational/vocational programs of varying length. These schools may enroll students at specific times
depending on the program desired. For example, a school might offer a two-month program in January,
March, May, September, and November; and a three-month program in January, April, and October.
Diploma: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.
Distance learning: An option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable television, internet,
satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means.
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Doctoral degree: The highest award a student can earn for graduate study. The doctoral degree classification
includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and the
Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public
administration, ophthalmology, or radiology. For the Doctor of Public Health degree, the prior degree is
generally earned in the closely related field of medicine or in sanitary engineering.
Double major: Program in which students may complete two undergraduate programs of study
simultaneously.
Dual enrollment: A program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still
enrolled in high school. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college in order to participate.
Early action plan: An admission plan that allows students to apply and be notified of an admission decision
well in advance of the regular notification dates. If admitted, the candidate is not committed to enroll; the
student may reply to the offer under the college’s regular reply policy.
Early admission: A policy under which students who have not completed high school are admitted and enroll
full time in college, usually after completion of their junior year.
Early decision plan: A plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and
financial aid offer if applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an
offer of admission and, if admitted, to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three possible
decisions for early decision applicants: admitted, denied, or not admitted but forwarded for consideration with
the regular applicant pool, without prejudice.
English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native
language is not English.
Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study
for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required
for a degree. See also Study abroad.
External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through
independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree
programs require minimal or no classroom attendance.
Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given for
participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies,
student government, athletics, performing arts, etc.
First professional certificate (postdegree): An award that requires completion of an organized program of
study designed for persons who have completed the first professional degree. Examples could be refresher
courses or additional units of study in a specialty or subspecialty.
First professional degree: An award in one of the following fields: Chiropractic (DC, DCM), dentistry (DDS,
DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), rabbinical and Talmudic studies (MHL,
Rav), Pharmacy (BPharm, PharmD), podiatry (PodD, DP, DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), law (LLB, JD),
divinity/ministry (BD, MDiv).
First-time student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students
enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior
summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before
graduation from high school).
First-time, first-year (freshman) student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the
undergraduate level. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the
prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before
graduation from high school).
First-year student: A student who has completed less than the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate
work; that is, less than 30 semester hours (in a 120-hour degree program) or less than 900 contact hours.
Freshman: A first-year undergraduate student.
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*Freshman/new student orientation: Orientation addressing the academic, social, emotional, and intellectual
issues involved in beginning college. May be a few hours or a few days in length; at some colleges, there is a
fee.
Full-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits, 12 or more quarter
credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term.
Geographical residence (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process given to
students from a particular region, state, or country of residence.
Grade-point average (academic high school GPA): The sum of grade points a student has earned in
secondary school divided by the number of courses taken. The most common system of assigning numbers to
grades counts four points for an A, three points for a B, two points for a C, one point for a D, and no points for
an E or F. Unweighted GPA’s assign the same weight to each course. Weighting gives students additional
points for their grades in advanced or honors courses.
Graduate student: A student who holds a bachelor’s or first professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking
courses at the post-baccalaureate level.
*Health services: Free or low cost on-campus primary and preventive health care available to students.
High school diploma or recognized equivalent: A document certifying the successful completion of a
prescribed secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the Tests of
General Educational Development (GED), or another state-specified examination.
Hispanic: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or
origin, regardless of race.
Honors program: Any special program for very able students offering the opportunity for educational
enrichment, independent study, acceleration, or some combination of these.
Independent study: Academic work chosen or designed by the student with the approval of the department
concerned, under an instructor’s supervision, and usually undertaken outside of the regular classroom
structure.
In-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state’s or institution’s
residency requirements.
International student: See Nonresident alien.
Internship: Any short-term, supervised work experience usually related to a student’s major field, for which
the student earns academic credit. The work can be full- or part-time, on- or off-campus, paid or unpaid.
*Learning center: Center offering assistance through tutors, workshops, computer programs, or audiovisual
equipment in reading, writing, math, and skills such as taking notes, managing time, taking tests.
*Legal services: Free or low cost legal advice for a range of issues (personal and other).
Liberal arts/career combination: Program in which a student earns undergraduate degrees in two separate
fields, one in a liberal arts major and the other in a professional or specialized major, whether on campus or
through cross registration.
Master’s degree: An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the fulltime equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of work beyond the bachelor’s degree.
Minority affiliation (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process for members of
designated racial/ethnic minority groups.
*Minority student center: Center with programs, activities, and/or services intended to enhance the college
experience of students of color.
Nonresident alien: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is in this country on
a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely.
*On-campus day care: Licensed day care for students’ children (usually age 3 and up); usually for a fee.
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Open admission: Admission policy under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED
equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications.
Other expenses (costs): Include average costs for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required
fee), and furnishings.
Out-of-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution’s or
state’s residency requirements.
Part-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits per semester or quarter, or
fewer than 24 contact hours a week each term.
*Personal counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to
explore personal, educational, or vocational issues.
Post-baccalaureate certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study
requiring 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s; designed for persons who have completed a baccalaureate
degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of master.
Post-master’s certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study of 24 credit
hours beyond the master’s degree but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral
level.
Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma: Includes the following three IPEDS definitions for
postsecondary awards, certificates, and diplomas of varying durations and credit/contact hour requirements—
Less Than 1 Academic Year: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary
level (below the baccalaureate degree) in less than 1 academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) or in less
than 900 contact hours by a student enrolled full-time.
At Least 1 But Less Than 2 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the
postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 1 but less than 2 full-time equivalent
academic years, or designed for completion in at least 30 but less than 60 credit hours, or in at least 900 but
less than 1,800 contact hours.
At Least 2 But Less Than 4 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the
postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 2 but less than 4 full-time equivalent
academic years, or designed for completion in at least 60 but less than 120 credit hours, or in at least 1,800
but less than 3,600 contact hours.
Private institution: An educational institution controlled by a private individual(s) or by a nongovernmental
agency, usually supported primarily by other than public funds, and operated by other than publicly elected or
appointed officials.
Private for-profit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives
compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.
Private nonprofit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no
compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both
independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
Proprietary institution: See Private for-profit institution.
Public institution: An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected
or appointed school officials, and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Quarter calendar system: A calendar system in which the academic year consists of three sessions called
quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter
in the summer.
Race/ethnicity: Category used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the
eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A person
may be counted in only one group.
Race/ethnicity unknown: Category used to classify students or employees whose race/ethnicity is not known
and whom institutions are unable to place in one of the specified racial/ethnic categories.
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Religious affiliation/commitment (as admission factor): Special consideration given in the admission
process for affiliation with a certain church or faith/religion, commitment to a religious vocation, or observance
of certain religious tenets/lifestyle.
*Religious counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to
explore religious problems or issues.
*Remedial services: Instructional courses designed for students deficient in the general competencies
necessary for a regular postsecondary curriculum and educational setting.
Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large
proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application fees
or optional fees such as lab fees or parking fees.
Resident alien or other eligible non-citizen: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States
and who has been admitted as a legal immigrant for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident alien status
(and who holds either an alien registration card [Form I-551 or I-151], a Temporary Resident Card [Form I688], or an Arrival-Departure Record [Form I-94] with a notation that conveys legal immigrant status, such as
Section 207 Refugee, Section 208 Asylee, Conditional Entrant Parolee or Cuban-Haitian).
Room and board (charges)—on campus: Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals
per week (or maximum meal plan).
Secondary school record (as admission factor): Information maintained by the secondary school that may
include such things as the student’s high school transcript, class rank, GPA, and teacher and counselor
recommendations.
Semester calendar system: A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with
about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Student-designed major: A program of study based on individual interests, designed with the assistance of
an adviser.
Study abroad: Any arrangement by which a student completes part of the college program studying in
another country. Can be at a campus abroad or through a cooperative agreement with some other U.S.
college or an institution of another country.
*Summer session: A summer session is shorter than a regular semester and not considered part of the
academic year. It is not the third term of an institution operating on a trimester system or the fourth term of an
institution operating on a quarter calendar system. The institution may have 2 or more sessions occurring in
the summer months. Some schools, such as vocational and beauty schools, have year-round classes with no
separate summer session.
Talent/ability (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students with demonstrated
talent/abilities in areas of interest to the institution (e.g., sports, the arts, languages, etc.).
Teacher certification program: Program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for
certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.
Transfer applicant: An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered for
admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has previously attended
another college or university and earned college-level credit.
Transfer student: A student entering the institution for the first time but known to have previously attended a
postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with or without
credit.
Transportation (costs): Assume two round trips to student’s hometown per year for students in institutional
housing or daily travel to and from your institution for commuter students.
Trimester calendar system: An academic year consisting of 3 terms of about 15 weeks each.
Tuition: Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term,
per course, or per credit.
*Tutoring: May range from one-on-one tutoring in specific subjects to tutoring in an area such as math,
reading, or writing. Most tutors are college students; at some colleges, they are specially trained and certified.
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Unit: a standard of measurement representing hours of academic instruction (e.g., semester credit, quarter
credit, contact hour).
Undergraduate: A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor’s degree program, an associate degree
program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate.
*Veteran’s counseling: Helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits for their selected program and
provides certifications to the Veteran’s Administration. May also provide personal counseling on the transition
from the military to a civilian life.
*Visually impaired: Any person whose sight loss is not correctable and is sufficiently severe as to adversely
affect educational performance.
Volunteer work (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students for activity done on a
volunteer basis (e.g., tutoring, hospital care, working with the elderly or disabled) as a service to the
community or the public in general.
Wait list: List of students who meet the admission requirements but will only be offered a place in the class if
space becomes available.
Weekend college: A program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only
on weekends.
White, non-Hispanic: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the
Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin).
*Women’s center: Center with programs, academic activities, and/or services intended to promote an
understanding of the evolving roles of women.
Work experience (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students who have been employed
prior to application, whether for relevance to major, demonstration of employment-related skills, or as
explanation of student’s academic and extracurricular record.
Financial Aid Definitions
Awarded aid: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.
Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid
applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.
Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized,
unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student
loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.
Institutional and external funds: Endowment, alumni, or external monies for which the institution determines
the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.
Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own
standards.
Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other
sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and
noninstitutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).
Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other
sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify.
Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a
student must demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from
institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income)
awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When
reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as needbased aid.
Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
Non-need institutional grants
Non-need tuition waivers
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Non-need athletic awards
Non-need federal grants
Non-need state grants
Non-need outside grants
Non-need student loans
Non-need parent loans
Non-need work
Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student
need not demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Scholarships/grants from external sources: Monies received from outside (private) sources that the student
brings with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to receive
the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.
Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your
institution in financial aid awards.
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