Common Data Set 2011-2012 Name: Title: Office:

Common Data Set 2011-2012 Name: Title: Office:
Common Data Set 2011-2012
A. General Information
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Respondent Information (Not for Publication)
Name:
Suzie Waggoner
Title:
Information Specialist
Office:
Institutional Analysis
Mailing Address:
Dept. 3314, 1000 E. University Ave.
City/State/Zip/Country:
Laramie/WY/82071/USA
Phone:
307-766-2895
Fax:
307-766-3289
E-mail Address:
[email protected]
Are your responses to the CDS posted for reference on your institution's Web site?
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If yes, please provide the URL of the corresponding Web page:
http://www.uwyo.edu/oia/cds/index.html
Yes
X
No
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 This information will not be published but will help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.
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Address Information
Name of College/University:
University of Wyoming
Mailing Address:
1000 E. University Ave.
City/State/Zip/Country:
Laramie/WY/82071/USA
Street Address (if different):
City/State/Zip/Country:
Main Phone Number:
307-766-1121
WWW Home Page Address:
http://www.uwyo.edu/
Admissions Phone Number:
307-766-5160
Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-800-342-5996
Admissions Office Mailing Address:
Dept. 3435, 1000 E. University Ave.
City/State/Zip/Country:
Laramie/WY/82071/USA
Admissions Fax Number:
307-766-4042
Admissions E-mail Address:
[email protected]
If there is a separate URL for your
http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/apply/index.html
school’s online application, please
specify: ______________
If you have a mailing address other than
the above to which applications should
be sent, please provide:
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Source of institutional control (Check only one):
Public
X
Private (nonprofit)
Proprietary
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Classify your undergraduate institution:
Coeducational college
X
Men's college
Women's college
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Academic year calendar:
Semester
Quarter
Trimester
4-1-4
Continuous
Differs by program (describe):
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Other (describe):
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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
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University of Wyoming
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE
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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, 2011. Note: Report
students formerly designated as “first professional” in the graduate cells.
Men
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
FULL-TIME
Women
778
4
1
3,488
4,241
3,327
4,105
547
551
1,095
1,096
4
4
71
91
4,245
4,109
622
1,187
263
527
283
499
73
300
129
442
9
13
73
151
799
795
446
722
10,163
2,762
12,925
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, 2011.
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. Report as your
institution reports to IPEDS: persons who are Hispanic should be reported only on the Hispanic
line, not under any race, and persons who are non-Hispanic multi-racial should be reported only
under "Two or more races."
Degree-Seeking
First-Time
First Year
B2
B2
B2
PART-TIME
Women
753
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
B2
Men
Nonresident aliens
Hispanic
Black or African American, non-Hispanic
White, non-Hispanic
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
Asian, non-Hispanic
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, nonHispanic
Two or more races, non-Hispanic
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
TOTAL
University of Wyoming
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Degree-Seeking
Undergraduates
(include first-time
first-year)
Total
Undergraduates
(both degree- and
non-degree-seeking)
33
119
13
1,278
7
18
332
532
115
8,104
85
110
342
542
116
8,189
87
110
3
22
22
28
37
1,536
168
525
9,993
168
587
10,163
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Common Data Set 2011-2012
Persistence
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B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
B3
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Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
Certificate/diploma
3
Associate degrees
Bachelor's degrees
1,853
Postbachelor's certificates
53
Master's degrees
482
Post-Master's certificates
Doctoral degrees –
65
research/scholarship
Doctoral degrees – professional
123
practice
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 2011 Web-based survey.
For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the Fall 2005 cohort if available. If Fall 2005 cohort data are
not available, provide data for the Fall 2004 cohort.
Fall 2005 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in Fall 2005. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding Fall 2005.
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
Initial 2005 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
Of the initial 2005 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 2005 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
1,407
8
1,399
Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2009):
320
Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
but in five years or less (after August 31, 2009 and by August 31, 2010):
333
Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
in six years or less (after August 31, 2010 and by August 31, 2011):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2005 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
University of Wyoming
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91
744
53%
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Common Data Set 2011-2012
Fall 2004 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in Fall 2004. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding Fall 2004.
B4
B5
Initial 2004 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
Of the initial 2004 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:
B6
Final 2004 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
B7
Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2008):
B8
B9
1,503
7
1,496
336
Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
but in five years or less (after August 31, 2008 and by August 31, 2009):
339
Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
in six years or less (after August 31, 2009 and by August 31, 2010):
118
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2004 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
793
53%
Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in Fall 2010 (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 2010 (or the preceding
summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your
institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2011?
University of Wyoming
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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION
Applications
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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 2011. 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.
1,865
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
2,018
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied
3,883
1,760
1,968
3,728
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Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who were admitted
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Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
753
4
757
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Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
778
1
779
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled
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1,536
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 2011 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?
Admission Requirements
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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
X
Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking
students?
Require
X
Recommend
Neither require nor recommend
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Common Data Set 2011-2012
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.
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C5
C5
C5
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Total academic units
English
Mathematics
Science
Of these, units that must be lab
Foreign language
Social studies
History
Academic electives
Computer Science
Visual/Performing Arts
Units
Required
Units
Recommended
13
4
3
3
3
19
4
4
4
3
2
See Other for Cultural Context Elective requirements
Selected from the behavioral or social
3
sciences, visual or performing arts,
humanities, or foreign languages.
Other (specify): Cultural Context
Electives
Basis for Selection
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C6
C6
C6
C6
C6
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C7
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C7
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C7
C7
C7
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C7
C7
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C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
C7
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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: We do not have an open admission policy.
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)
Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year,
degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
Not
Very Important
Important
Considered
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
University of Wyoming
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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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 2013.
C8A
ADMISSION
C8A
Consider if
Require
Recommend
Require for Some
Submitted
X
C8A SAT or ACT
C8A ACT only
C8A SAT only
C8A SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT
C8A SAT Subject Tests only
Not Used
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
2013, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the
admissions process):
C8B ACT with Writing Component required
C8B ACT with Writing component recommended
X
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted
C8C
C8C
C8C
C8C
C8C
C8C
C8C
C8C
C8C
Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
SAT essay
ACT essay
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
X
X
Not using essay component
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 fall-term
C8E Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fallterm admission
August 10
C8F If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students, or if
C8F tests are not required of some students): Not required for students over the age of 21 or for non-degree-seeking
students.
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
SAT
ACT
SAT Subject Tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional Exam
State Exam (specify):
University of Wyoming
X-Math
X-Math
X
X
X-Math
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Freshman Profile
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students
enrolled in Fall 2011, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and
students admitted under special arrangements.
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C9
C9
Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2011 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
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 either SAT or ACT scores
Percent submitting SAT scores
17%
Percent submitting ACT scores
91%
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
C9
SAT Comp
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
SAT Essay
ACT Composite
ACT Math
ACT English
ACT Writing
99%
Number submitting SAT scores
Number submitting ACT scores
25th Percentile 75th Percentile
995
1230
490
600
490
630
22
21
21
27
27
27
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
SAT Critical
SAT Math
Reading
700-800
4.7%
9.4%
600-699
24.2%
28.9%
500-599
45.7%
35.9%
400-499
23.4%
24.2%
300-399
2.0%
1.6%
200-299
Totals should = 100%
100.0%
100.0%
ACT Composite ACT English
30-36
10.8%
12.1%
24-29
47.0%
41.3%
18-23
39.0%
37.9%
12-17
3.0%
8.3%
6-11
0.1%
0.4%
Below 6
Totals should = 100%
100.0%
100.0%
TOEFL Computer
Undergraduate
Graduate
Professional Pharmacy
Average
230
245
270
TOEFL Internet
Undergraduate
Graduate
Professional Pharmacy
Average
84
90
98
TOEFL Paper
Undergraduate
Graduate
Professional Pharmacy
Average
581
589
587
University of Wyoming
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256
1,396
Average
1116
550
566
24.4
23.9
23.9
SAT Writing
N/A
ACT Math
10.5%
45.7%
34.8%
9.1%
0.0%
100.0%
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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).
21%
C10 Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
51%
C10 Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
79%
Top half +
C10 Percent in top half of high school graduating class
21%
bottom half = 100%
C10 Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
3%
C10 Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
68%
C10 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank:
C11 Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school gradepoint averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale). Report information only for those students
from whom you collected high school GPA.
34.7%
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
19.9%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
15.0%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
14.1%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
13.5%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
2.6%
Percent
who
had
GPA
between
2.0
and
2.49
C11
0.1%
Percent
who
had
GPA
between
1.0
and
1.99
C11
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0
Totals should = 100%
100.0%
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:
3.46
98.6%
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?
C13
C13
C13
C13
Yes
No
X
$40.00
Yes
No
X
If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please
Same fee:
X
Free:
Reduced:
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:
Yes
No
X
Yes
No
X
August 10
March 1
C15
C15 Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the
fall?
University of Wyoming
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Yes
No
X
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C16
C16
C16
C16
Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date):
By (date):
Other: Rolling basis within 2 weeks of receipt of required
materials
C17
C17
C17
C17
Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):
No set date:
Must reply by May 1 or within __3__
X
weeks if notified thereafter
Other:
Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD): The deposit is paid as part of the overall enrollment deposit.
Amount of housing deposit:
$100.00
Refundable if student does not enroll?
Yes, in full
Fully refundable prior to May 1 deadline only.
Yes, in part
No
X
C17
C17
C17
C17
C17
C17
C17
C18 Deferred admission
C18
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
admission?
1 Year
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, firsttime, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school
graduation?
C20 Common Application
Question removed from CDS.
Yes
No
X
Yes
No
X
(Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)
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?
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?
University of Wyoming
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Yes
No
X
Yes
No
X
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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 2011.
D2
Applicants
D2
D2
D2
Men
Women
Total
791
1,169
1,960
D3
D3
D3
D3
D3
Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
Fall
X
Winter
Spring
X
Summer
X
Admitted
Applicants
735
1,125
1,860
Enrolled
Applicants
468
661
1,129
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
30 transferable semester
credit hours
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
Required of All
Recommended
of All
Recommended
of Some
Required of Some
Not Required
X
X
X
X
X
X
D6
If a minimum high school grade point average is required
of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
D7
If a minimum college grade point average is required of
transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
D8
List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:
University of Wyoming
No
CDS-D
If less than 30 transferable hours, applicants
must have a GPA of 3.0
2.0
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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
Notification
Date
Priority Date
Closing Date
March 1
August 10
May 1
Rolling
Admission
X
March 1
December 10
Start of Class
Registration
May 1
X
X
Winter
Spring
Summer
D10
D10 Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to
transfer students?
Reply Date
Yes
No
We do not have an open
admission policy.
D11 Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable: If transfer students have less than
30 transferable hours and are under 21, ACT or SAT results must also be submitted.
Transfer Credit Policies
D12 Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be
transferred for credit:
D - Some departments may require a higher
grade.
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
D15 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at
your institution to earn an associate degree:
D16 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at
your institution to earn a bachelor’s degree:
Unit Type
There is no maximum.
Unit Type
There is no maximum.
N/A
30 upper-division credits
D17 Describe other transfer credit policies: The Wyoming Higher Education Course Transfer Guide lists
Wyoming community college courses which transfer to UW. Students who have completed an associate's
degree plus an additional 3-credit hour college-level math course from one of the WY community colleges
will receive credit toward completion of the lower division general education requirements included in the
University Studies Program.
University of Wyoming
CDS-D
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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 education program
Cross-registration
Distance learning
X
Double major
X
Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
X
External degree program
X
Honors Program
X
Independent study
X
Internships
X
Liberal arts/career combination
Student-designed major
X
Study abroad
X
Teacher certification program
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): Intellectual Community; Oral Communications; U.S. & WY
Constitutions; P.E.; Information Literacy; Diversity in the U.S.; Global Awareness
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Library Collections: The CDS Publishers will collect library data again
when a new Academic Libraries Survey is in place.
University of Wyoming
CDS-E
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F. STUDENT LIFE
F1 Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and degree-seeking
undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2011 who fit the following categories:
First-time, first-year
F1
Undergraduates
(freshman)
students
F1 Percent who are from out of state (exclude
international/nonresident aliens from the numerator
46%
29%
and denominator)
9%
5%
F1 Percent of men who join fraternities
8%
4%
F1 Percent of women who join sororities
F1 Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or 88%
21%
affiliated housing
12%
79%
F1 Percent who live off campus or commute
0%
22.6%
F1 Percent of students age 25 and older
18.5
21.9
F1 Average age of full-time students
18.5
23.5
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
F2
F2
F2
Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.
Campus Ministries
X
Choral groups
X
Concert band
X
Dance
X
Drama/theater
X
International Student
X
Organization
Jazz band
X
Literary magazine
X
Marching band
X
Model UN
X
Music ensembles
X
Musical theater
X
Opera
X
Pep band
X
Radio station
Student government
X
Student newspaper
X
Student-run film society
X
Symphony orchestra
X
Television station
X
Yearbook
F3 ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
Name of Cooperating
At Cooperating
F3
On Campus
Institution
Institution
X
F3 Army ROTC is offered:
F3 Naval ROTC is offered:
X
F3 Air Force ROTC is offered:
University of Wyoming
CDS-F
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F4 Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for
undergraduates at your institution.
X
F4 Coed dorms
X
F4 Men's dorms (men-only floors)
F4 Women's dorms (women-only
X
floors)
X
F4 Apartments for married students
X
F4 Apartments for single students
F4 Special housing for disabled
X
students
F4 Special housing for international
students
X
F4 Fraternity/sorority housing
F4 Cooperative housing
X
F4 Theme housing
F4 Wellness housing
F4 Other housing options (specify):
University of Wyoming
CDS-F
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G. ANNUAL EXPENSES
G0 Please provide the URL of your institution’s net price calculator: https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/uwyo
Provide 2012-2013 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are applicable to
your institution.
Check here if your institution's 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 academic year costs of
attendance will be available:
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 2012-2013 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 four-onefour 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:
G1 REQUIRED FEES:
G1 ROOM AND BOARD:
(on-campus)
G1 ROOM ONLY:
(on-campus)
G1 BOARD ONLY:
(on-campus meal plan)
First-Year
Undergraduates
$3,180
$3,180
$3,180
$3,180
$12,330
$12,330
$12,330
$12,330
$1,098
$1,098
$9,084
$9,084
$3,901
$3,901
$5,183
$5,183
G1 Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your
college cannot provide separate tuition and room and board
fees):
G1 Other:
University of Wyoming
CDS-G
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G2
G2 Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated
full-time tuition
Minimum
Maximum
15
15
G3
G3 Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore,
junior, senior)?
Yes
No
G4
G4 Do tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional
program?
G4 If yes, what percentage of full-time undergraduates pay more
than the tuition and fees reported in G1?
Yes
X
No
X
G5 Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
G5
Books and supplies
Room only
Board only
Room and board total (if your
college cannot provide separate
room and board figures for
commuters not living at home):
G5 Transportation
G5 Other expenses
G5
G5
G5
G5
Residents
$1,200
Commuters
(living at home)
$1,200
$3,369
$890
$2,200
$445
$1,100
Commuters
(not living at home)
$1,200
$3,901
$5,183
$890
$2,200
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:
University of Wyoming
$106.00
$106.00
$411.00
$411.00
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 20102011 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2010-2011 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-needbased scholarship or grant aid” on the last page of the definitions section.)
2011-2012
estimated
H1
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)
X
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
Scholarships/Grants
Federal
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is
located)
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
Total Scholarships/Grants
Non-needbased $
(Exclude non-needbased aid used to
meet need )
$11,583,567
$69,564
$4,379,237
$20,427,988
$1,127,697
$4,823,907
$695,267
$1,862,739
$17,785,768
$27,184,198
$11,557,835
$544,089
$17,510,184
$12,101,924
$17,510,184
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
$2,578,196
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
2010-2011
final
$3,955,043
Athletic Awards
University of Wyoming
$149,306
CDS-H
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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 2011 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)
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)
k) Average need-based scholarship and 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
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergraduate
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergraduate
1,458
8,352
1,541
1,114
5,385
779
701
3,927
650
689
3,849
587
449
2,650
397
377
2,483
382
572
2,520
181
186
602
56
40.1%
46.5%
41.5%
$ 5,693
$ 5,418
$ 5,543
$ 4,730
$ 5,172
$ 3,737
$ 3,115
$ 4,258
$ 4,002
$ 3,035
$ 4,146
$ 3,993
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.
First-time
Full-time
Less Than
H2A
Full-time
Freshmen
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh.)
Full-time
Undergrad
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
University of Wyoming
CDS-H
246
$ 4,429
1,810
$ 5,077
215
$ 3,224
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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
71
$ 5,923
297
$ 6,370
Degree-seeking first-time, full-time freshmen
a) Number of enrolled degree-seeking first-time, full-time freshmen awarded
institutional scholarships & grant aid. This number should include students receiving
athletic aid, but it should not include students receiving only tuition waivers.
b) Total amount of institutional scholarships & grant aid awarded to degree-seeking firsttime, full-time freshmen. This dollar amount should represent institutional
(endowment, alumni, or other institutional awards) and external funds awarded by the
college (excluding athletic aid & tuition waivers). This amount should not include
Federal & State grants/scholarships.
c) Total amount of athletic aid awarded to the degree-seeking first-time, full-time
freshmen.
d) Total amount of tuition waivers awarded to the degree-seeking first-time, full-time
freshmen.
Percentage of your current first-year class that is receiving any student aid based on
financial need (e.g. Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Stafford Loans,
College Work-Study, or state or institutional dollars based on a determination of financial
need.
Percentage of your current first-year class that is receiving any student aid based on merit
(e.g. Presidential Scholar or institutional scholarships).
H3
2
$ 2,814
377
$ 1,889,190
$ 844,359
$ 0
39.6%
39.2%
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: * 2011 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1, 2098 and June 30, 2011 who
started at your institution as first- time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2010
and June 30, 2011.
Exclude: * those who transferred in.
* money borrowed at other institutions.
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.
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-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those
in line H4.
H5a Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those
in H4a, through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and
Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education
Loans. These are listed in line H4a. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private
alternative loans and exclude parent loans.
H4
University of Wyoming
CDS-H
47%
46%
$23,341
$21,706
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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
Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
X
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
X
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
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:
227
H6
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
$6,714
H6
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking
nonresident aliens:
H7
H7
H7
H7
H7
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):
H6
$1,107,340
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
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:
4/1
H10
H11 Indicate reply dates:
H11 Students must reply by (date):
H11 or within ___3___ weeks of notification.
University of Wyoming
March 1st
X
No
X
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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)
X
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
X
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
X
Direct PLUS Loans
H12
H12
H12
H12
H12
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):
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
Federal Work-Study Program
LEAP
Veterans Educational Benefits
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Health Professions Student Loans
Nursing Student Loans
National Health Corps Service Scholarships
Other health-related programs
Coop educ plan (alternate class attend/employment)
Scholarships specifically for minority students
Athletic scholarships
Academic-based scholarships
Scholarships based on talent (not athletic)
Institutional student employment (not work-study)
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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
University of Wyoming
Non-Need Based
Need-Based
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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H15
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:
University of Wyoming
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I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE
I1
Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2011. 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:
Full-time
Part-time
(a) instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g.,
those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows
Exclude
(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
(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 only if
they teach one
or more nonclinical credit
courses
Include if they
teach one or
more nonclinical credit
courses
Exclude
Include
Exclude
Exclude
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, Native Hawaiian or other 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).
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
Full-Time
Part-Time
Total
749
64
813
Total number of instructional faculty
70
4
74
Total number who are members of minority groups
283
32
315
Total number who are women
466
32
498
Total number who are men
Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
28
4
32
638
24
662
Total number with doctorate, or other terminal degree
Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal
71
3
74
master's
h) Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's
6
1
7
Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note:
i)
34
36
70
Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs in
j)
21
0
21
which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
Full-time tenured faculty
56%
420 tenured faculty out of 749 full-time faculty
Full-time faculty with terminal degrees
85%
638 with terminal degrees out of 749 full-time faculty
Full-time faculty with doctoral degrees
81%
608 with doctoral degrees out of 749 full-time faculty
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
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Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2011 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 2011 Student to Faculty ratio
I3
Undergraduate Class Size
14
to 1
(based on
and
10,707 students
749 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 2011 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 2011. 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
188
I3
I3
CLASS SUBSECTIONS
2-9
55
Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
371
390
170
73
93
10-19
152
Average freshman class size
Average undergraduate class size
Average junior/senior class size
University of Wyoming
20-29
210
39
28.8
22.6
30-39
20
40-49
3
50-99
4
100+
55
Total
1,340
100+
2
Total
446
Rounded if there is no decimal
39
29
23
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J. DEGREES CONFERRED
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Degrees conferred between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
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.
J1
Category
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
Agriculture
Natural resources and conservation
Architecture
Area, ethnic, and gender studies
Communication/journalism
Communication technologies
Computer and information sciences
Personal and culinary services
Education
Engineering
Engineering technologies
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
48
0
2
0.0%
1.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
85.7%
0.0%
3.6%
107
0
0
4
93
0
15
0
235
172
0
5.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%
5.0%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
12.7%
9.3%
0.0%
1
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
0
0.0%
18
1.0%
16
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
Family and consumer sciences
Law/legal studies
English
Liberal arts/general studies
Library science
Biological/life sciences
Mathematics and statistics
Military science and military technologies
Interdisciplinary studies
Parks and recreation
Philosophy and religious studies
Theology and religious vocations
Physical sciences
Science technologies
Psychology
Homeland Security, law enforcement,
firefighting, 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 programs
Business/marketing
History
Other
TOTAL (should = 100%)
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
35
0
31
4
0
133
21
0
32
54
7
0
46
0
103
1.9%
0.0%
1.7%
0.2%
0.0%
7.2%
1.1%
0.0%
1.7%
2.9%
0.4%
0.0%
2.5%
0.0%
5.6%
19
22
23
24
25
26
27
28 & 29
30
31
38
39
40
41
42
0
0.0%
77
4.2%
43
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
5.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
32
122
0
0
0
0
63
191
238
20
0
1,853
1.7%
6.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%
10.3%
12.8%
1.1%
0.0%
100.0%
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
54
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
J1
University of Wyoming
Certificates
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
56
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Percent
Bachelor's
Percent
CIP 2010 Categories
to Include
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Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2010-11 (Determined by CIP Code):
CIP Code Number Percent
Bachelor's Degrees
Nursing
51.3801
154
8.3%
Elementary Education
13.1202
148
8.0%
Business Administration
52.0201
108
5.8%
Psychology
42.0101
103
5.6%
Communication
09.0101
78
4.2%
Criminal Justice
43.0104
77
4.2%
Kinesiology & Health Promotion
31.0505
54
2.9%
Civil Engineering
14.0801
51
2.8%
Animal & Veterinary Science
01.0901
43
2.3%
Accounting
52.0301
41
2.2%
Overall Degrees
Nursing
Elementary Education
Business Administration
Psychology
Communication
Criminal Justice
Civil Engineering
Law
Education
Kinesiology & Health Promotion
51.3801
13.1202
52.0201
42.0101
09.0101
43.0104
14.0801
22.0101
13.0101
31.0505
171
148
132
112
89
77
75
74
64
64
Most Popular Majors Fall 2011 (Determined by CIP Code):
CIP Code Number
Undergraduate Majors
Nursing
51.3801
719
Elementary Education
13.1202
566
Psychology
42.0101
435
Criminal Justice
43.0104
358
Kinesiology & Health Promotion
31.0505
326
Business Administration
52.0201
276
Mechanical Engineering
14.1901
256
Civil Engineering
14.0801
220
Animal & Veterinary Science
01.0901
203
Accounting
52.0301
198
Overall Majors
Nursing
Elementary Education
Psychology
Education
Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Criminal Justice
Business Administration
Mechanical Engineering
Pharm.D.
Civil Engineering
University of Wyoming
51.3801
13.1202
42.0101
13.0101
31.0505
43.0104
52.0201
14.1901
51.2001
14.0801
770
566
471
421
359
358
350
307
287
262
6.6%
5.7%
5.1%
4.3%
3.5%
3.0%
2.9%
2.9%
2.5%
2.5%
Percent
7.1%
5.6%
4.3%
3.5%
3.2%
2.7%
2.5%
2.2%
2.0%
1.9%
6.0%
4.4%
3.6%
3.3%
2.8%
2.8%
2.7%
2.4%
2.2%
2.0%
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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 and South
America (including Central America) 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.
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 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 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 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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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 preprofessional 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).
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 equivalent, and is taking courses at the postbaccalaureate 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.
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.
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*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.
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.
Unit: a standard of measurement representing hours of academic instruction (e.g., semester credit, quarter
credit, contact hour).
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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.
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.
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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