A. General Information

A.  General Information
Common Data Set 2008-09
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Respondent Information (Not for Publication)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://oia.uwyo.edu/cds.asp
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 This information will not be published but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:
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
Fax Number:
Number:
Admissions E-mail Address:
If there is a separate URL for your
school’s online application, please
specify: ______________
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie/WY/82071/USA
Corner of 9th & Ivinson
Laramie/WY/82071/USA
307-766-1121
http://www.uwyo.edu
307-766-5160
1-800-DIAL-WYO (1-800-342-5996)
Dept. 3435 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie/WY/82071/USA
307-766-4042
[email protected]
http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/apply_now.asp
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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
First professional
First professional certificate
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Common Data Set 2008-09
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, 2008.
FULL-TIME
PART-TIME
Men
Women
Men
Women
Undergraduates
Degree-seeking, first-time
828
853
6
6
freshmen
Other first-year, degree-seeking
3,094
3,136
500
881
All other degree-seeking
3,922
3,989
506
887
Total degree-seeking
All other undergraduates enrolled
8
6
88
138
in credit courses
3,930
3,995
594
1,025
Total undergraduates
First-Professional
First-time, first-professional
56
47
0
0
students
163
174
2
0
All other first-professionals
219
221
2
0
Total first-professional
Graduate
167
200
58
97
Degree-seeking, first-time
251
247
296
442
All other degree-seeking
All other graduates enrolled in
10
11
96
206
credit courses
428
458
450
745
Total graduate
Total all undergraduates
9,544
Total all graduate and professional students
2,523
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS*
12,067
*Prior to 2008, there was no consistent way to identify professional development students, whose credits
cannot be used towards a degree. Per federal guidelines, such students will no longer be included in
federal student headcounts or national publications.
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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, 2008. 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.
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Degree-Seeking
First-Time
First Year
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Nonresident aliens
Black, non-Hispanic
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Hispanic
White, non-Hispanic
Race/ethnicity unknown
TOTAL
47
16
10
19
58
1,422
121
1,693
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Degree-Seeking
Undergraduates
(include first-time
first-year)
248
89
101
112
327
7,632
795
9,304
Total
Undergraduates
(both degree- and
non-degreeseeking)
260
94
103
117
331
7,780
859
9,544
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Common Data Set 2008-09
Persistence
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Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008
Certificate/diploma
41
Associate degrees
-Bachelor's degrees
1786
Postbachelor's certificates
24
Master's degrees
417
Post-Master's certificates
15
Doctoral degrees
74
First professional degrees
117
First professional certificates
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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 2008 Web-based survey.
For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the fall 2002 cohort if available. If fall 2002 cohort data are
not available, provide data for the fall 2001 cohort.
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B5
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Fall 2002 Cohort
Report
first-time
bachelor's
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students who entered in fall 2002. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding fall 2002.
Initial 2002 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
Of the initial 2002 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
exclusions:
Final 2002 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
Of the initial 2002 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2006):
Of the initial 2002 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
but in five years or less (after August 31, 2006 and by August 31, 2007):
Of the initial 2002 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
in six years or less (after August 31, 2007 and by August 31, 2008):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2002 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
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Common Data Set 2008-09
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
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Fall 2001 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in fall 2001. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding fall 2001.
Initial 2001 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
1,422
Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
exclusions:
11
Final 2001 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
1,411
Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
369
August 31, 2005):
Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
but in five years or less (after August 31, 2005 and by August 31, 2006):
337
Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
in six years or less (after August 31, 2006 and by August 31, 2007):
97
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2001 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
803
56.9%
Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in fall 2007 (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 2007 (or the preceding
72.5%
summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your
institution calculates its official enrollment in fall 2008?
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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 2008. 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.
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Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) unknown gender who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied
1749
1832
8
3589
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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
1655
1788
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3444
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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
828
6
834
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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
853
6
859
Total first-time
first-time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled
1693
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) unknown gender who were admitted
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Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission
was contingent on space availability)
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Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2008 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?
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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
Yes
No
X
Admission Requirements
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C3
X
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Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degreeseeking students?
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Require
Recommend
Neither require nor recommend
X
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Common Data Set 2008-09
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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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
Other (specify): Cultural
Context Electives
Units
Required
Units
Recommended
13
4
3
3
19
4
4
4
3
3
2
See Other for Cultural Context Elective requirements
Selected from behavioral or social
sciences; visual or performing arts;
3
humanities or earth/space sciences
Basis for Selection
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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
l i admission
d i i to some programs
selective
other (explain)
Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, firstyear, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
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Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school
record
Class rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
X
X
X
X
X
X
Nonacademic
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
First generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
State residency
Religious
affiliation/commitment
Racial/ethnic status
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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SAT and ACT Policies
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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 2010.
C8A
ADMISSION
Consider if
Require
Recommend
Require for Some
C8A
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 2010, 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
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted
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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
No college policy as of now
Not using essay component
X
X
C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
Yes
No
C8D
X
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for 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
C8F Not required for students over the age of 21 or for non-degree seeking students.
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
X-Math
C8G SAT
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
C8G
ACT
SAT Subject Tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional Exam
State Exam (specify):
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 2008, including students who began studies during summer,
international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.
C9
C9
C9
Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2008 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
18.5%
Percent submitting ACT scores
92.0%
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SAT Composite
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
SAT Essay
ACT Composite
ACT Math
ACT English
ACT Writing
98.3%
Number submitting SAT scores
Number submitting ACT scores
25th Percentile
990
470
500
75th Percentile
1230
610
640
Average
1101
538
562
21
20
20
27
27
26
23.9
23.5
23.2
313
1558
Percent of first-time, first-year
year (freshman) students
students with scores in each range:
range:
SAT Critical
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
700-800
3.8%
6.1%
600-699
27.2%
33.1%
500-599
33.9%
36.0%
400-499
27.1%
21.3%
300-399
7.7%
2.9%
200-299
0.3%
0.6%
Totals should = 100%
100.0%
100.0%
0.0%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
30-36
9.6%
11.1%
8.2%
24-29
42.1%
34.3%
43.8%
18-23
44.8%
43.3%
37.0%
12-17
3.5%
10.8%
10.9%
6-11
0.0%
0.5%
0.1%
Below 6
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Totals should = 100%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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).
22.7%
C10 Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
50.7%
C10 Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
81.0% Top half +
C10 Percent in top half of high school graduating class
19.0% bottom half = 100%
C10 Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
4.6%
C10 Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
C10 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class
rank:
70.0%
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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.
35.1%
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
19.3%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
15.0%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
14.4%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
13.5%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
2.7%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
0.0%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
0.0%
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:
3.47
98.4%
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?
Yes
No
X
C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
C16 On a rolling basis beginning
(date):
C16 By (date):
C16 Other: Rolling basis within 2 weeks of receipt of
required materials
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Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):
No set date:
X
Must reply by May 1 or within
_____ weeks if notified
thereafter
C17 Other:
C17
C17
C17
C17
C17 Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):
C17 Amount of housing deposit:
C17 Refundable if student does not enroll?
Yes, in full
C17
Yes, in part
C17
No
C17
Due when the contract is signed and sent in.
$100.00
X
C18 Deferred admission
C18
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
admission?
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement:
No
X
1 year
C19 Early admission of high school students
C19
C19 Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time,
first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high
school graduation?
C20 Common Application
Yes
Question removed from CDS.
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?
C21 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C21 First or only early decision plan closing date
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date
C21 Other early decision plan closing date
C21 Other early decision plan notification date
C21 For the Fall 2008 entering class:
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22 Early action
C22
C22 Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are
notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular
notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college?
Yes
No
X
Yes
No
X
C22 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C22 Early action closing date
C22 Early action notification date
C22 Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
Yes
No
C22
C22
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D. TRANSFER ADMISSION
Fall Applicants
D1
D1
D1
D2
Yes
Does your institution enroll transfer students? (If no,
please skip to Section E)
If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit
by transferring credits earned from course work completed
at other colleges/universities?
X
X
Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer
students in fall 2008.
D2
Applicants
D2
Men
Women
Unknown
Total
D3
D3
D3
D3
D3
Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
Fall
X
Winter
Spring
X
Summer
X
D2
D2
No
695
1,025
7
1,727
Admitted
Applicants
650
989
7
1,646
Enrolled
Applicants
414
570
0
984
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
D6
Required of All
Recommended
of All
No
Recommended
of Some
Required of Some
Not Required
X
X
X
X
X
X
If a minimum high school grade point average is required of
transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
CDS-D
If less than 30 hours, WY graduates must
have a 2.75 & non-WY graduates a 3.0
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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:
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
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
2.0
Reply Date
Rolling
Admission
August 10
Registration
X
December 10
Start of class
Registration
Registration
X
X
Priority Date
Closing Date
March 1
March 1
D10
D10 Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to
transfer students?
Notification Date
Yes
No
No open admission policy.
D11 Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable: If transfer students have less than 30
transferable hours & are under 21, they must also submit their ACT or SAT results.
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 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.
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)
X
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
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
Other (describe): Intellectual Community; Oral Communications; U.S. & WY
Constitutions; P.E.; Information Literacy; Diversity in the U.S.; Global Awareness
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.
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 2008 who fit the following categories:
First-time, first-year
(freshman)
students
F1
F1 Percent who are from out of state (exclude
international/nonresident aliens from the numerator
and denominator)
F1 Percent of men who join fraternities
F1 Percent of women who join sororities
F1 Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or affiliated housing
F1 Percent who live off campus or commute
F1 Percent of students age 25 and older
F1 Average age of full-time students
F1 Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
F2
Undergraduates
54.0%
7.4%
10.2%
29.3%
5.3%
6.0%
88.2%
11.8%
0.3%
18.5
18.5
28.1%
71.9%
20.4%
21.7
23.1
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
X
Student government
X
Student newspaper
X
Student-run film society
Symphony orchestra
X
Television station
X
Yearbook
F3 ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
At Cooperating
Name of Cooperating
F3
On Campus
Institution
Institution
X
F3 Army ROTC is offered:
F3 Naval ROTC is offered:
X
F3 Air Force ROTC is offered:
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
Men's
dorms
F4
F4 Women's dorms
F4 Apartments for married students
X
F4 Apartments for single students
F4 Special housing for disabled
students
F4 Special housing for international
students
F4 Fraternity/sorority housing
F4 Cooperative housing
F4 Theme housing
X
X
X
X
F4 Wellness housing
F4 Other housing options (specify):
CDS-F
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G. ANNUAL EXPENSES
Provide 2009-2010 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are
applicable to your institution.
Check here if your institution's 2009-2010 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 2009-2010 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 2009-2010 academic year (30
semester or 45 quarter hours for institutions that derive annual tuition by multiplying credit hour cost by
number of credits). A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September
to June; usually equated to two semesters, two trimesters, three quarters, or the period covered by a fourone-four plan. Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum
meal plan. Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in
tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees.) Do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory
use).
G1
G1 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
In-district
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-state (out-of-district):
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Out-of-state:
G1 NONRESIDENT ALIENS
Tuition:
G1 REQUIRED FEES:
G1 ROOM AND BOARD:
(on-campus)
G1 ROOM ONLY:
(on-campus)
G1 BOARD ONLY:
(on-campus meal plan)
First-Year
Undergraduates
$2,820
$2,820
$2,820
$2,820
$10,740
$10,740
$10,740
$10,740
$866
$866
$8,006
$8,006
$3,466
$3,466
$4,540
$4,540
G1 Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your
college cannot provide separate tuition and room and
board fees):
G1 Other:
CDS-G
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G2
G2 Number of credits per term a student can take for the
stated full-time tuition
G3
G3 Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore,
junior, senior)?
Minimum
Maximum
15
15
Yes
No
X
G4 If tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program, describe briefly:
G5 Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
Commuters
G5
Residents
(living at home)
$1,200
$1,200
G5 Books and supplies
G5 Room only
$2,951
G5 Board only
G5 Room and board total (if your
college cannot provide separate
room and board figures for
commuters not living at home):
$888
$445
G5 Transportation
$2,200
$1,100
G5 Other expenses
Commuters
(not living at home)
$1,200
$3,466
$4,540
$888
$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):
PUBLIC
INSTITUTIONS
G6
Out-of-state:
G6 NONRESIDENT ALIENS:
$94.00
$94.00
$358.00
$358.00
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 20072008 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2007-2008 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.)
2008-2009
estimated
H1
2007-2008
final
H1
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1,
H2, H2A, and H6 below:
H3
H3
H3
H3
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?
Federal methodology (FM)
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
(Exclude non-needbased aid used to
meet need.)
Scholarships/Grants
Federal
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is
located)
Institutional: 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
$6,399,377
$19,639
$570,733
$12,866,791
$220,290
$8,488,024
$668,076
$7,858,476
$1,783,789
$23,158,243
$11,012,863
$485,187
$13,166,266
$0
$11,498,050
$0
$13,166,266
$0
$2,340,612
$0
$179,817
$3,579,616
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.
H1
Non-needN
d
based $
Athletic Awards
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 2008 cohort)
b) Number of students in line a who applied for needbased financial aid
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to
have financial need
d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any
financial aid
e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
need-based scholarship or grant aid
f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
need-based self-help aid
g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
non-need-based scholarship or grant aid
h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met
(exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of
students who were awarded any need-based aid.
Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as
well as any resources that were awarded to replace
EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergraduate
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergraduate
1638
8051
1730
1205
5098
693
711
3598
564
693
3725
513
343
1870
304
402
2300
289
544
2273
121
190
680
207
35.36%
43%
40.8%
$ 7,612
$ 8,050
$ 5,931
$ 3,085
$ 3,474
$ 3,324
$ 3,008
$ 4,311
$ 4,247
$ 2,816
$ 4,193
$ 4,247
j)
The average financial aid package of those in line d.
Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace
EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
Average need-based scholarship and grant award of
k)
those in line e
l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS
loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative
loans) of those in line f
m) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans,
unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans ) of
those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan
H2A Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of
degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were
awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded
the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and
full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
CDS-H
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H2A
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
167
1275
39
$ 3,475
$ 3,684
$ 1,531
63
232
3
$ 10,403
$ 10,672
$ 5,425
H2A n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need
and who were awarded institutional non-need-based
scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were
awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits)
H2A o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n
H2A p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an
institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or
grant
H2A q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in
line p
H3
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: * 2008 undergraduate class who
graduated between July 1, 2007 and June 30,
2008 who started at your institution as first- time
bachelor s degree
students and received a bachelor's
between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.
* 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.
48%
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.
Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line
H4
$16,307
H5a Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness 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 4a. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private alternative loans and exclude
parent loans.
$14,902
H5
CDS-H
47%
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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
H6
H6
H6
H7
H7
H7
H7
H7
H7
Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
X
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:
32
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
$4,444
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
$53,334
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
Internationall Student’s
Internationa
Student’s Financial
Financial Aid Application
Application
International Student’s Certification of Finances
Other (specify):
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:
3/15
H10
CDS-H
2/1
YES
3/15
No
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H11 Indicate reply dates:
H11 Students must reply by (date):
H11 or within __3__ weeks of notification.
Types of Aid Available
H12
H12
H12
H12
H12
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
Loans
FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
H12
H12
H12
H12
FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL PLUS Loans
H12
H12
H12
H12
H12
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):
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):
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
H14
Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
Academics
Alumni affiliation
Art
Athletics
Job skills
ROTC
Leadership
Minority status
Music/drama
Religious affiliation
State/district residency
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Non-Need Based
Need-Based
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CDS-H
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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:
CDS-H
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I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE
I1
Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2008. 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
Include only if
they teach one
or more nonclinical credit
courses
(b) administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach,
and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and
may have faculty status
Exclude
(c) other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even
though they do not have faculty status
(d) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but
have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like
Exclude
Include if they
teach one or
more nonclinical credit
courses
Include
Exclude
Exclude
(e) faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay
(f) faculty on leave without pay
(g) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay
Include
Exclude
Exclude
Exclude
Exclude
Include
Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time
for research)
Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction.
Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month
sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical
credit courses may be counted as part-time faculty.
Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaska Native;
Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and
Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public
administration, ophthalmology, or radiology.
First-professional: includes the fields of dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic
medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic
(DC or DCM), law (JD) and theological professions (MDiv, MHL).
Terminal degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).
CDS-I
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I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
I1
Full-Time
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
I1
g)
I1
I1
I1
I1
h)
i)
j)
Total number of instructional faculty
Total number who are members of minority groups
Total number who are women
Total number who are men
Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal
degree
Total number whose highest degree is a doctorate
Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal
master's
Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's
Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note:
Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs in
which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
Part-Time
Total
715
60
255
460
26
52
2
30
22
0
767
62
285
482
26
604
579
23
20
627
599
67
4
2
0
69
4
40
27
67
16
0
16
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Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2008 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 2008 Student to Faculty ratio
FT Tenured Faculty:
54%
14
to 1
(based on
and
9952 students
718 faculty).
(386 out of 715)
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Undergraduate Class Size
In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and
class sections offered in the Fall 2008 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 2008. 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
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SECTIONS
2-9
172
I3
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CLASS SUBSECTIONS
2-9
49
Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
342
363
170
80
55
10-19
114
Average freshman class size
Average undegraduate class size
Average junior/senior class size
20-29
210
30-39
20
40-49
6
50-99
2
100+
55
Total
1237
100+
2
Total
403
41
29
21
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J. DEGREES CONFERRED
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Degrees conferred between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008
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.
Category
Agriculture
Natural resources/environmental science
Architecture
Area and ethnic studies
Communications/journalism
Communication technologies
Computer and information sciences
Personal and culinary services
Education
Engineering
Engineering technologies
Foreign languages and literature
Family and consumer sciences
Law/legal studies
English
Liberal arts/general studies
Library science
Biological/life sciences
Biological/life
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%)
Diploma/Certificates
Bachelor’s
----------------27.69%
--10.77%
--3.08%
--------------------------------------------9.23%
49.23%
----100.00%
6.94%
----0.39%
4.87%
--0.62%
--14.00%
9.35%
--1.18%
2.24%
--2.18%
0.28%
--5.66%
1.57%
--0.06%
3.75%
0.50%
--2.13%
--5.15%
3.81%
2.41%
7.78%
--------3.42%
6.89%
13.33%
1.51%
--100.00%
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CIP 2000 Categories
to Include
1
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
19
22
23
24
25
26
27
29
30
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40
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Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2007-08:
CIP Code
Undergraduate Degrees
Elementary Education
13.1202
Nursing
51.1601
Psychology
42.0101
Business Administration
52.0201
Secondary Education
13.1205
Criminal Justice
43.0104
Kinesiology & Health Promotion
31.0505
Communication
09.0101
Finance
52.0801
Civil Engineering
14.0801
Overall Degrees
Elementary Education
Nursing
Business Administration
Education
Psychology
Secondary Education
Kinesiology & Health
Law
Criminal Justice
Social Work
Number
Percent
131
96
92
84
81
68
67
56
45
43
7.3%
5.4%
5.2%
4.7%
4.5%
3.8%
3.8%
3.1%
2.5%
2.4%
13.1202
51.1601
52.0201
13.0101
42.0101
13.1205
31.0505
22.0101
43.0104
44 0701
44.0701
131
120
116
109
101
81
77
71
68
63
5.3%
4.9%
4.7%
4.4%
4.1%
3.3%
3.1%
2.9%
2.7%
2 5%
2.5%
Most Popular Majors Fall 2008:
CIP Code
Number
Percent
Undergraduate Majors
Elementary Education
Nursing
Secondary Education
Psychology
Business Administration
Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Criminal Justice
Mechanical Engineering
Communication
Architectural Engineering
13.1202
51.1601
13.1205
42.0101
52.0201
31.0505
43.0104
14.1901
09.0101
14.0401
563
529
429
407
335
305
296
259
220
208
5.9%
5.6%
4.5%
4.3%
3.5%
3.2%
3.1%
2.7%
2.3%
2.2%
Overall Majors
Nursing
Elementary Education
Psychology
Secondary Education
Business Administration
Education
Kinesiology & Health
Pharmacy
Criminal Justice
Mechanical Engineering
51.1601
13.1202
42.0101
13.1205
52.0201
13.0101
31.0505
51.2001
43.0104
14.1901
617
563
446
429
412
339
334
312
296
290
5.1%
4.7%
3.7%
3.6%
3.4%
2.8%
2.8%
2.6%
2.5%
2.4%
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Common Data Set Definitions
All definitions related to the financial aid section appear at the end of the Definitions document.
Items preceded by an asterisk (*) represent definitions agreed to among publishers which do not appear on
the CDS document but may be present on individual publishers’ surveys.
*Academic advisement: Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser,
who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and
vocational goals.
Accelerated program: Completion of a college program of study in fewer than the usual number of years,
most often by attending summer sessions and carrying extra courses during the regular academic term.
Admitted student: Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at your institution.
*Adult student services: Admission assistance, support, orientation, and other services expressly for adults
who have started college for the first time, or who are re-entering after a lapse of a few years.
American Indian or Alaska native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America
and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
Applicant (first-time, first year): An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered
for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of
the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by
applicant or institution).
Application fee: That amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student’s application for
acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees,
acceptance.
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.
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*Career and placement services: A range of services, including (often) the following: coordination of visits of
employers to campus; aptitude and vocational testing; interest inventories, personal counseling; help in
resume writing, interviewing, launching the job search; listings for those students desiring employment and
those seeking permanent positions; establishment of a permanent reference folder; career resource materials.
Carnegie units: One year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject.
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.
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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.
Doctoral degree: The highest award a student can earn for graduate study. The doctoral degree classification
includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and the
Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public
administration, ophthalmology, or radiology. For the Doctor of Public Health degree, the prior degree is
generally earned in the closely related field of medicine or in sanitary engineering.
Double major: Program in which students may complete two undergraduate programs of study
simultaneously.
Dual enrollment: A program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still
enrolled in high school. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college in order to participate.
Early action plan: An admission plan that allows students to apply and be notified of an admission decision
well in advance of the regular notification dates. If admitted, the candidate is not committed to enroll; the
student may reply to the offer under the college’s regular reply policy.
Early admission: A policy under which students who have not completed high school are admitted and enroll
full time in college, usually after completion of their junior year.
Early decision plan: A plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and
financial aid offer if applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an
offer of admission and, if admitted, to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three possible
decisions for early decision applicants: admitted, denied, or not admitted but forwarded for consideration with
the regular applicant pool, without prejudice.
English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native
language is not English.
Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study
for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required
for a degree. See also Study abroad.
External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through
independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree
programs require minimal or no classroom attendance.
Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given for
participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies,
student government, athletics, performing arts, etc.
First professional certificate (postdegree): An award that requires completion of an organized program of
study designed for persons who have completed the first professional degree. Examples could be refresher
courses or additional units of study in a specialty or subspecialty.
First professional degree: An award in one of the following fields: Chiropractic (DC, DCM), dentistry (DDS,
DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), rabbinical and Talmudic studies (MHL,
Rav), Pharmacy (BPharm, PharmD), podiatry (PodD, DP, DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), law (LLB, JD),
divinity/ministry (BD, MDiv).
First-time student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students
enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior
summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before
graduation from high school).
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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. Unweighted GPA’s assign the same weight to each course. Weighting gives students additional
points for their grades in advanced or honors courses.
Graduate student: A student who holds a bachelor’s or first professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking
courses at the post-baccalaureate level.
*Health services: Free or low cost on-campus primary and preventive health care available to students.
High school diploma or recognized equivalent: A document certifying the successful completion of a
prescribed secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the Tests of
General Educational Development (GED), or another state-specified examination.
Hispanic: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or
origin, regardless of race.
Honors program: Any special program for very able students offering the opportunity for educational
enrichment, independent study, acceleration, or some combination of these.
Independent study: Academic work chosen or designed by the student with the approval of the department
concerned, under an instructor’s supervision, and usually undertaken outside of the regular classroom
structure.
In-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state’s or institution’s
residency requirements.
International student: See Nonresident alien.
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 at least the fulltime equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of work beyond the bachelor’s degree.
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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 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.
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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
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
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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