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Common Data Set 2009-10
A. General Information
Respondent Information (Not for Publication)
Kara Delorey
Name:
Analyst, Planning and Institutional Research
Title:
Planning & Institutional Research
Office:
320 Washington Street
Mailing Address:
North Easton, MA 02357
City/State/Zip/Country:
508.565.1034
Phone:
508.565.1903
Fax:
[email protected]
E-mail Address:
Are your responses to the CDS posted for reference on your institution's Web site?
X
Yes
No
If yes, please provide the URL of the corresponding Web page:
http://www.stonehill.edu/x11781.xml
A0
A0A We invite you to indicate if there are items on the CDS for which you cannot use the
requested analytic convention, cannot provide data for the cohort requested, whose
methodology is unclear, or about which you have questions or comments in general. This
information will not be published but will help the publishers further refine CDS items.
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: ______________
Stonehill College
320 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02357
508.565.1000
www.stonehill.edu
508.565.1373
320 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02357
508-565-1545
[email protected]
www.commonapp.org
If you have a mailing address other than the
above to which applications should be sent,
please provide:
A2
A3
Source of institutional control (Check only one):
Public
Private (nonprofit)
Proprietary
Classify your undergraduate institution:
Coeducational college
Men's college
Women's college
X
X
CDS-A
Common Data Set 2009-10
A4
Academic year calendar:
Semester
Quarter
Trimester
4-1-4
Continuous
Differs by program (describe):
X
Other (describe):
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 degree
research/scholarship
Doctoral degree –
professional practice
Doctoral degree -- other
X
CDS-A
Common Data Set 2009-10
B. Enrollment & Persistence
B1
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,
2009. Note: Report students formerly designated as “first professional” in the graduate cells.
FULL-TIME
Men
Women
PART-TIME
Men
Women
286
1
677
964
397
3
1,053
1,453
0
0
11
11
1
0
19
20
2
966
1
1,454
9
20
8
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2,468
0
2,468
Undergraduates
Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen
Other first-year, degree-seeking
All other degree-seeking
Total degree-seeking
All other undergraduates enrolled in
credit courses
Total undergraduates
Graduate
Degree-seeking, first-time
All other degree-seeking
All other graduates enrolled in credit
courses
Total graduate
Total all undergraduates
Total all graduate
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS
B2
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, 2009. 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.
DegreeSeeking
First-Time
First Year
Nonresident aliens
Black, non-Hispanic
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Hispanic
White, non-Hispanic
Race/ethnicity unknown
TOTAL
3
29
1
11
24
615
0
683
CDS-B
DegreeTotal
Seeking
Undergraduat
Undergraduat
es (both
es (include
degree- and
first-time first- non-degreeyear)
seeking)
10
69
3
33
87
2,245
1
2,448
Common Data Set 2009-10
Persistence
B3
Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009
0
Certificate/diploma
0
Associate degrees
569
Bachelor's degrees
0
Postbachelor's certificates
2
Master's degrees
0
Post-Master's certificates
Doctoral degrees –
0
research/scholarship
Doctoral degrees – professional
0
practice
0
Doctoral degrees – other
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 2009 Web-based survey.
For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the fall 2003 cohort if available. If fall 2002 cohort data are
not available, provide data for the fall 2002 cohort.
Fall 2003 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students who entered in fall 2003. Include in the cohort those who entered your
institution during the summer term preceding fall 2003.
B4
B5
Initial 2003 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degreeseeking undergraduate students; total all students:
Of the initial 2003 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:
566
1
B6
Final 2003 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question
B5 from question B4)
565
B7
Of the initial 2003 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or
less (by August 31, 2006):
451
B8
Of the initial 2003 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four
years but in five years or less (after August 31, 2007 and by August 31, 2008):
B9
Of the initial 2003 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five
years but in six years or less (after August 31, 2008 and by August 31, 2009):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
CDS-B
12
1
464
Common Data Set 2009-10
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2003 cohort (question B10 divided by question
B6):
82%
Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students who entered in fall 2008 (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 2008
(or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your
institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in
fall 2009?
CDS-B
89%
Common Data Set 2009-10
C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
Applications
C1
C2
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 2009. 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.
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
2406
3465
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
1378
1935
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
286
0
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
397
1
Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission
was contingent on space availability)
Yes
No
X
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2009 admissions:
997
Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
412
Number of wait-listed students admitted
9
Is your waiting list ranked?
X
If yes, do you release that information to students?
Do you release that information to school counselors?
Admission Requirements
C3
High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
X
High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
C4
Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking
students?
X
Require
Recommend
Neither require nor recommend
CDS-C
Common Data Set 2009-10
C5
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
Units
Total academic units
16
20
English
4
4
Mathematics
3
4
Science
1
3
Of these, units that
1
2
must be labs
Foreign language
2
3
Social studies
History
3
3
Academic electives
3
3
Computer Science
Visual/Performing Arts
Other (specify)
Basis for Selection
C6
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
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but-Selective admission for out-of-state students
Selective admission to some programs
Other (explain)
C7
Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year,
degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
Very Important
Academic
Rigor of secondary
X
school record
Class rank
X
X
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Nonacademic
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
X
Character/personal
X
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
Important
Considered
Not Considered
X
X
X
x
X
X
X
X
X
X
x
X
X
X
CDS-C
Common Data Set 2009-10
SAT and ACT Policies
C8
C8A
Entrance exams
Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test
scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degreeseeking applicants?
Yes
No
X
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission
for Fall 2011.
ADMISSION
Require
Recommend
Require for Some
Consider if
Submitted
Not Used
X
SAT or
ACT
ACT only
SAT only
SAT and
SAT
Subject
Tests or
ACT
SAT
Subject
Tests
only
C8B
If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degreeseeking applicants for Fall 2011, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of
whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
ACT with Writing Component required
ACT with Writing component recommended
X
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:
For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of an application essay
As a validity check on the application essay
No college policy as of now
Not using essay component
C8D
SAT essay
ACT essay
X
X
X
X
In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
Yes
No
X
C8E
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fallLatest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for
fall-term admission
CDS-C
1/15
N/A
Common Data Set 2009-10
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):
Stonehill College is SAT optional.
C8G
Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
SAT
X
ACT
X
SAT Subject Tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional Exam
State Exam (specify):
Freshman Profile
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman)
students enrolled in fall 2008, including students who began studies during summer, international
students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.
C9
Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2009 who submitted
national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, firsttime, first-year (freshman) students who submitted test scores. Do not include partial test scores (e.g.,
mathematics scores but not critical reading for a category of students) or combine other standardized
test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. Do not convert SAT scores to ACT scores and vice versa. 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.
Percent submitting
SAT scores
Percent submitting
ACT scores
58%
17%
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
SAT Essay
ACT Composite
ACT Math
ACT English
ACT Writing
Number submitting SAT
scores
Number submitting ACT
scores
396
117
25th Percentile
550
570
75th Percentile
630
650
24
28
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
SAT Critical
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
700-800
8.0%
6.0%
600-699
43.0%
58.0%
500-599
45.0%
32.0%
400-499
4.0%
4.0%
300-399
0.0%
0.0%
200-299
0.0%
0.0%
Totals should = 100%
100.0%
100.0%
30-36
24-29
18-23
12-17
6-11
Below 6
Totals should = 100%
ACT Composite
15.0%
71.0%
14.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
ACT English
CDS-C
ACT Math
Common Data Set 2009-10
C10
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).
Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
50%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
87%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
99% Top half +
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
1% bottom half = 100%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
0%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class
rank:
54%
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.
Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
26%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and
29%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and
21%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and
16%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and
8%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and
0%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and
0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0
0%
Totals should = 100%
100%
C12
Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
(freshman) students who submitted GPA:
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who
submitted high school GPA:
3.49
9.00%
Admission Policies
C13
Application Fee
Does your institution have an application fee?
Amount of application fee:
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?
Yes
X
$60.00
X
No
If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply online:
Same fee:
X
Free:
Reduced:
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial
X
need?
C14
Application closing date
Does your institution have an application closing date?
Application closing date (fall):
Priority date:
Yes
X
1/15
No
Yes
No
C15
Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the
fall?
CDS-C
X
Common Data Set 2009-10
C16
Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis
beginning (date):
By (date):
3/15
Other:
C17
Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):
5/1
No set date:
Must reply by May 1 or
within _____ weeks if
notified thereafter
Other:
Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):
Amount of housing deposit:
Refundable if student does not enroll?
Yes, in full
Yes, in part
No
C18
5/1
$300
X
Deferred admission
Yes
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
admission?
If yes, maximum period of postponement:
C19
No
X
1 year
Early admission of high school students
Yes
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?
No
X
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21
Early Decision
Yes
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?
If “yes,” please complete the following:
First or only early decision plan closing date
First or only early decision plan notification date
Other early decision plan closing date
Other early decision plan notification date
For the Fall 2009 entering class:
Number of early decision applications received by your institution
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22
No
X
11/1
12/25
59
50
Application deadline is November 1.
Notification deadine is mid-December.
Deposit date is December 31. ED
applicants can be admitted, denied, or
deferred for review to the Regular
Decision Plan.
Early action
Yes
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?
If “yes,” please complete the following:
Early action closing date
Early action notification date
No
X
11/1
1/15
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit
students from applying to other early plans?
CDS-C
X
Common Data Set 2009-10
D. Transfer Admission
Fall Applicants
D1
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?
D2
No
X
X
Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer
students in fall 2009.
Applicants
Men
Women
Total
44
92
136
Admitted
Applicants
26
46
72
Enrolled
Applicants
10
13
23
Yes
No
Application for Admission
D3
Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
Fall
X
Winter
Spring
X
Summer
D4
Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of
credits completed or else must apply as an entering
freshman?
X
If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit
of measure?
D5
Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
Recommended Recommended
Required of All
of All
of Some
High school transcript
X
College transcript(s)
Essay or personal
statement
Interview
Standardized test
scores
Statement of good
standing from prior
institution(s)
Required of
Some
Not Required
X
X
X
X
X
D6
If a minimum high school grade point average is
required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0
D7
If a minimum college grade point average is required
of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
N/A
CDS-D
2.0
Common Data Set 2009-10
D8
List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:
Course catalogs (or xeroxed descriptions of courses) from previously attended institutions is required.
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.
Notification
Rolling
Priority Date
Closing Date
Reply Date
Date
Admission
X
Fall
4/1
5/31
Winter
X
Spring
11/1
12/20
Summer
D10
Yes
No
Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to
transfer students?
D11 Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable: Course catalogs (or xeroxed
descriptions of courses) from previously attended institutions required
Course catalogs (or xeroxed descriptions of courses) from previously attended institutions is required.
Transfer Credit Policies
D12 Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred
for credit:
C (2.0)
D13
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
transferred from a two-year institution:
Number
Unit Type
60
Credits
Number
Unit Type
60
Credits
D14
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
transferred from a four-year institution:
D15 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your
institution to earn an associate degree:
N/A
D16 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your
institution to earn a bachelor’s degree:
60
D17 Describe other transfer credit policies:
Courses must be 3 or more credits and similar in scope and content to Stonehill courses in order to receive transfer
credit.
CDS-D
Common Data Set 2009-10
E. Academic Offering & Policies
E1 Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution.
Refer to the glossary for definitions.
Accelerated program
Cooperative education program
Cross-registration
X
Distance learning
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
X
Student-designed major
X
Study abroad
X
Teacher certification program
X
Weekend college
Other (specify):
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)
X
Foreign languages
X
History
X
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
X
Sciences (biological or physical)
X
Social science
X
Other (describe):
Library Collections: The CDS Publishers will collect library data again
when a new Academic Libraries Survey is in place.
CDS-E
Common Data Set 2009-10
F. Student Life
F1 Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and
degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2008 who fit the following
categories:
First-time, firstUndergraduates
year (freshman)
students
Percent who are from out of state (exclude
international/nonresident aliens from the
47%
48%
numerator and denominator)
Percent of men who join fraternities
0%
0%
Percent of women who join sororities
0%
0%
Percent who live in college-owned, 97%
88%
operated, or -affiliated housing
Percent who live off campus or commute
3%
12%
Percent of students age 25 and older
0%
1%
Average age of full-time students
18
19
Average age of all students (full- and part18
20
time)
F2 Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.
X
Campus Ministries
X
Choral groups
Concert band
X
Dance
X
Drama/theater
International Student
Organization
Jazz band
X
Literary magazine
Marching band
Model UN
X
Music ensembles
X
Musical theater
Opera
X
Pep band
X
Radio station
X
Student government
X
Student newspaper
X
Student-run film society
Symphony orchestra
Television station
X
Yearbook
F3 ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
Name of
At Cooperating
On Campus
Cooperating
Institution
Institution
X
Army ROTC is offered:
Naval ROTC is offered:
Air Force ROTC is offered:
CDS-F
Common Data Set 2009-10
F4 Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing
available for undergraduates at your institution.
X
Coed dorms
Men's dorms
X
Women's dorms
Apartments for married
students
Apartments for single
students
Special housing for
X
disabled students
Special housing for
international students
Fraternity/sorority housing
Cooperative housing
Theme housing
X
Wellness housing
Other housing options
(specify):
Special interest housing
X
CDS-F
Common Data Set 2009-10
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 2008-2009 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2008-2009 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.)
H1
2009-2010
estimated
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported
for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below:
H3
2008-2009
final
X
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?
Federal methodology (FM)
Institutional methodology (IM)
Both FM and IM
X
H1
Need-based $
Non-need-based $
(Include non-need(Exclude non-needbased aid used to based aid used to meet
meet need.)
need.)
Scholarships/Grants
Federal
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your
institution is located)
$1,932,626
$273,485
$740,388
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and
tuition funded grants, 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
$20,817,223
$4,651,682
$804,449
$385,726
Total Scholarships/Grants
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
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.
Athletic Awards
CDS-H
$24,294,686
$5,310,893
$10,339,011
$1,130,658
$4,934,860
$249,783
$11,719,452
$854,134
$5,788,994
$3,664,340
$6,741,424
$412,684
$1,150,905
$673,731
$788,275
Common Data Set 2009-10
H2
Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and lessthan-full-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source.
Aid that is non-need-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.
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
a) Number of degree-seeking
undergraduate students (CDS Item B1 if
reporting on Fall 2008 cohort)
b) Number of students in line a who applied
for need-based 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)
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
k)
grant award of 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
Full-time
Undergraduate
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
683
2417
31
617
1953
12
485
1631
7
485
1631
7
478
1555
7
411
1449
3
68
190
0
100
289
1
76.0%
74.3%
70.9%
$ 22,002
$ 20,972
$ 3,048
$ 18,707
$ 16,617
$ 2,571
$ 4,206
$ 5,773
$ 1,113
$ 3,430
$ 4,820
$ 1,113
CDS-H
Common Data Set 2009-10
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 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.
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
o) Average
dollar
amount
of institutional
non-need-based scholarship and grant
aid awarded to students in line n
p) Number of students in line a who were
awarded an institutional non-need-based
athletic scholarship or grant
q) Average dollar amount of institutional
non-need-based athletic scholarships
and grants awarded to students in line p
H3
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
159
451
2
$ 9,153
$ 8,861
$ 3,375
21
65
0
$ 10,794
$ 12,127
$ 0
Incorporated into H1 above.
Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4, H4a,
H5, and H5a.
Include: * 2009 undergraduate class
who graduated between July 1, 2008 and
June 30, 2009 who started at your
institution as first- time students and
received a bachelor's degree between
July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.
* only loans made to students who
borrowed while enrolled at your
institution.
* co-signed loans.
Exclude: * those who transferred in.
* money borrowed at other institutions.
H4
Provide the percentage of the class (defined above) who borrowed at any
time through any loan programs (institutional, state, Federal Perkins,
Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, private loans that were
certified by your institution, etc.; exclude parent loans). Include both
Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.
CDS-H
73%
Common Data Set 2009-10
H4a
Provide the percentage of the class (defined above) who borrowed at any
time through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford
Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student
Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. NOTE: exclude all
institutional, state, private alternative loans and parent loans.
H5
Report the average per-borrower cumulative principle borrowed of those
in line H4.
72%
$29,163
H5a
Report the average per-borrower cumulative principle borrowed, of those
in H4a, through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford
Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loan
and Federal Family Education Loans. These are listed in line H4a. NOTE:
exclude all institutional, state, private alternative loans and exclude
parent loans.
$18,682
Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens (Note: Report numbers and dollar
amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.)
H6
Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for
undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available
x
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:
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate
degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate
degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
H7
Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
Institution’s own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
International Student’s Financial Aid Application
International Student’s Certification of Finances
Other (specify):
Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
H8
Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must
submit:
FAFSA
X
Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
X
State aid form
Noncustodial PROFILE
X
Business/Farm Supplement
X
Other (specify):
Verification form provided by institution
CDS-H
Common Data Set 2009-10
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):
a) Students notified on or about (date):
Yes
b) Students notified on a rolling basis:
If yes, starting date:
H11 Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date):
or within _______ weeks of notification.
2/1
4/1
No
X
5/1
Types of Aid Available
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
X
X
X
FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL PLUS Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):
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):
CDS-H
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Common Data Set 2009-10
H14 Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
Non-Need Based
X
Academics
Alumni affiliation
Art
Athletics
Job skills
ROTC
Leadership
Minority status
Music/drama
Religious affiliation
State/district residency
H15
Need-Based
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
If your institution has recently implemented any major financial aid policy, program, or initiative to
make your institution more affordable to incoming students such as replacing loans with grants,
or waiving costs for families below a certain income level please provide details below:
CDS-H
Common Data Set 2009-10
I. Instructional Faculty & Class Size
Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2008.
I1 Include faculty who are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses
for IPEDS/AAUP.
The following definition of full-time instructional faculty is used by the American Association of
University Professors (AAUP) in its annual Faculty Compensation Survey (the part time definitions are
not used by AAUP). Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research
staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.
Use the chart below to determine inclusions and exclusions:
FullTime
Part-Time
Exclude Include only if
(a) instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who
they teach
are not paid (e.g., those who donate their services or are in the military),
one or more
or research-only faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows
non-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
(c) other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit
courses even though they do not have faculty status
Exclude Include if they
teach one or
more nonclinical credit
courses
Exclude
Include
(d) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of
courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and
the like
(e) faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay
Exclude
Exclude
Include
Exclude
(f) faculty on leave without pay
(g) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay
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 Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical
Science, and Doctor of Public Health in any field such as arts, sciences, education, engineering,
business, and public administration. Also includes terminal degrees formerly designated as “first
professional,” including 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), or law (JD).
Terminal degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of
fine arts).
CDS-I
Common Data Set 2009-10
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, or other terminal degree
g) Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a
terminal master's
h) Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's
Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other
i)
(Note: Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs
j) in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
FullTime
151
13
59
92
4
PartTime
103
7
38
65
1
Total
254
20
97
157
5
125
40
165
23
3
57
6
80
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2009 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to fulltime 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
I2
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.
Fall 2009 Student to Faculty ratio
13.1 to 1
based on
2436
185
FTE
FTE
students
faculty
Undergraduate Class Size
I3
In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of
classes and class sections offered in the Fall 2009 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, cooperative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicum, 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 2009. 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
Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
CLASS
59
176
280
33
4
2
0
554
SECTIONS
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
CLASS SUB3
18
12
0
0
0
0
33
SECTIONS
CDS-I
Common Data Set 2009-10
J. Degrees Conferred
J1 Degrees conferred between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
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 and 2nd majors for each CIP code as the numerator and the
sum of the Grand Total by 1st Majors and the Grand Total by 2nd major as the denominator. If you prefer,
you can compute the percentages using 1st majors only.
CIP 2000
Diploma/
Category
Associate
Bachelor’s
Categories to
Certificates
Include
Agriculture
1
Natural resources/environmental science
0.5%
3
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%)
7.7%
1.0%
6.8%
1.9%
6.0%
5.6%
2.8%
1.8%
2.5%
0.6%
11.4%
0.4%
14.6%
100%
100%
CDS-J
3.5%
4.2%
23.6%
5.1%
100%
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
Common Data Set 2009-10
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, non-admission, 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 full-time 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.
Campus Ministry: Religious student organizations (denominational or nondenominational)
devoted to fostering religious life on college campuses. May also refer to Campus Crusade
for Christ, an interdenominational Christian organization.
*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.
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Carnegie units: One year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject.
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
non-weighted.
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 education program: A program that provides for alternate class attendance
and employment in business, industry, or government.
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.
*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 15week 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.
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Distance learning: An option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable
television, internet, satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means.
Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship: A Ph.D. or other doctor's degree that requires
advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a
dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project
demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of
degree may include Ed.D., D.M.A., D.B.A., D.Sc., D.A., or D.M, and others, as designated
by the awarding institution.
Doctor’s degree-professional practice: A doctor’s degree that is conferred upon
completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential,
or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study
such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional
preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these
degrees were formerly classified as “first-professional” and may include: Chiropractic (D.C.
or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry
(O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D.,
D.P.); or, Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding
institution.
Doctor’s degree-other: A doctor’s degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor’s
degree - research/scholarship or a doctor’s degree - professional practice.
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-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).
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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.
*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. Non-weighted
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 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.
International student group: Student groups that facilitate cultural dialogue, support a
diverse campus, assist international students in acclimation and creating a social network.
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 generally one or two full-time equivalent academic years of work beyond the bachelor's
degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were
formerly classified as "first-professional", may require more than two full-time equivalent
academic years of work.
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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.
Model United Nations: A simulation activity focusing on conflict resolution, globalization,
and diplomacy. Assuming roles as foreign ambassadors and “delegates,” students
conduct research, engage in debate, draft resolutions, and may participate in a national
Model UN conference.
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.
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.
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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.
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 I-688], 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.
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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.
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.
External scholarships and grants: Scholarships and grants received from outside
(private) sources that students bring 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.
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 program (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 scholarships and grants: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition
funded grants for which the institution determines the recipient.
Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or
your institution's own standards.
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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 non-institutional 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 need-based aid.
Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
Non-need institutional grants
Non-need tuition waivers
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.
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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