2013-2014 Common Data Set

2013-2014 Common Data Set
 Common Data Set 2013-2014
COMMON DATA SET
Academic Year
2013 – 2014
Common Data Set 2013-2014
Table of Contents
A. GENERAL INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................................... 1
B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE ........................................................................................................................... 2
C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION ............................................................................................6
D. TRANSFER ADMISSION .............................................................................................................................................. 14
E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES ................................................................................................................ 16
F. STUDENT LIFE ............................................................................................................................................................... 17
G. ANNUAL EXPENSES ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
H. FINANCIAL AID .................................................................................................................................................................21
I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE .........................................................................................................29
J. DISCIPLINARY AREAS OF DEGREES CONFERRED ........................................................................................... 32
Common Data Set 2013-2014
A. GENERAL INFORMATION
A1. Address Information
Name of College or 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 Number
Admissions Office Mailing Address, City/State/Zip/Country
Admissions Fax Number
Admissions E-mail Address
The University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750
850-474-2200
http://uwf.edu
850-474-2230
800-263-1074
The University of West Florida
Office of Admissions
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750
850-474-3360
[email protected]
If there is a separate URL for your school’s online application, please specify:
URL: http://uwf.edu/admissions/forms.cfm
If you have a mailing address other than the above to which applications should be sent, please provide:
NOT APPLICABLE
A2. Source of institutional control (check one only)
Public
Private (nonprofit)
Proprietary
A3. Classify your undergraduate institution:
Coeducational college
Men’s college
Women’s college
A4. Academic year calendar
Semester
Quarter
Trimester
Other
4-1-4
Continuous
Differs by program (describe):
A5. Degrees offered by your institution
Certificate
Diploma
Associate
Transfer
Terminal
Bachelor’s
Post bachelor’s certificate
Master’s
Post Master’s certificate (Specialist)
Doctoral
First professional
First professional certificate
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B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE
B1. Institutional Enrollment—Men and Women Provide numbers of students for each of the following categories as of
the institution’s official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2013. Note: Report students formerly designated as “first
professional” in the graduate cells.
Men
Undergraduates
FULL-TIME
Women
Degree-seeking, first-time
freshmen
Other first-year, degreeseeking
All other degree-seeking
Men
PART-TIME
Women
513
634
6
7
67
102
1
3
2639
3494
962
1326
3219
4230
969
1336
68
64
105
167
Total degree-seeking
All other undergraduates
enrolled in credit courses
Total undergraduates
3287
Graduate
4294
1074
1503
Degree-seeking, first-time
80
132
98
179
123
251
439
693
8
8
115
304
211
391
652
1176
All other degree-seeking
All other graduates enrolled
in credit courses
Total graduate
Total all undergraduates:
10158
Total all graduate and professional students:
2430
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS:
12588
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B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category. Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the following
categories as of the institution’s official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2013 . 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/Latino should be reported only on the
Hispanic/Latino line, not under any race, and persons who are non-Hispanic/Latino multi-racial should be reported only
under "Two or more races."
Degree-seeking
Undergraduates
(include first-time
first-year)
Degree-seeking
First-time First year
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, non-Hispanic
Two or More Races, non Hispanic
Race/or ethnicity unknown
Total
Total
Undergraduates
(both degree- and nondegree-seeking)
23
150
245
122
872
893
163
687
1228
6573
1275
6790
8
26
69
291
73
300
2
38
38
72
23
1126
435
98
9754
437
107
10158
Persistence
B3. Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013.
Certificate/diploma
Associate degrees
Bachelor’s degrees
Post bachelor’s certificates
Master’s degrees
Post-master’s certificates
Doctoral degrees – research/scholarship
Doctoral degrees – professional practice
Doctoral degrees – other
141
1997
557
31
37
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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 2013 Web-based survey.
For Bachelor’s or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the fall 2007 cohort if available. If fall 2007 cohort data are not available, provide data for the fall
2006 cohort.
Fall 2006 Cohort
Fall 2007 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor’s (or
equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor’s (or
equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who
entered in fall 2006. Include in the cohort those who
entered your institution during the summer term
preceding fall 2006.
entered in fall 2007. Include in the cohort those who
entered your institution during the summer term
preceding fall 2007.
B4. Initial 2006 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor’s
(or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students;
total all students:
B4. Initial 2007 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor’s
(or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students;
total all students:
861
912
B5. Of the initial 2006 cohort, how many did not persist
and did not graduate for the following reasons: death,
permanent disability, or service in the armed forces,
foreign aid service of the federal government, or official
church missions; total allowable exclusions:
B5. Of the initial 2007 cohort, how many did not persist
and did not graduate for the following reasons: death,
permanent disability, or service in the armed forces,
foreign aid service of the federal government, or official
church missions; total allowable exclusions:
B6. Final 2006 cohort, after adjusting for allowable
exclusions:
B6. Final 2007 cohort, after adjusting for allowable
exclusions:
861
(Subtract question B5 from question B4)
B7. Of the initial 2006 cohort, how many completed the
program in four years or less:
209
B8. Of the initial 2006 cohort, how many completed the
program in more than four years but in five years or less:
133
B9. Of the initial 2006 cohort, how many completed the
program in more than five years but in six years or less:
46
912
(Subtract question B5 from question B4)
B7. Of the initial 2007 cohort, how many completed the
program in four years or less:
184
B8. Of the initial 2007 cohort, how many completed the
program in more than four years but in five years or less:
148
B9. Of the initial 2007 cohort, how many completed the
program in more than five years but in six years or less:
54
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B10. Total graduating within six years (sum of questions
B7, B8, and B9):
B10. Total graduating within six years (sum of questions
B7, B8, and B9):
388
B11. Six-year graduation rate for 2006 cohort (question
B10 divided by question B6):
386
B11. Six-year graduation rate for 2007 cohort (question
B10 divided by question B6):
45.06%
42.32%
Questions B12 – B21 DO NOT APPLY (2 – Year Institutions)
Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered
in fall 2013 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for students who departed for the following
reasons: death, permanently disability, or 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 2012 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as
of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in fall 2013 ?
70.03 %
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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION
Applications
C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who
applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2013 . Include early decision, early action, and students
who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants should include only those students who fulfilled the
requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed actionable applications) and who have been notified
of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by
applicant or institution). Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered
admission.
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
4549
7798
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
2232
3705
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
580
7
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
736
10
C2. Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was
contingent on space availability)
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?
Yes
No
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2013 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
Number of wait-listed students admitted
Is your waiting list ranked?
Yes
No
If yes, do you release that information to students?
Do you release that information to school counselors?
Yes
No
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Admission Requirements
C3. High school completion requirement
Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students:
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
C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
Require
Recommend
Neither require nor recommend
C5. Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended. Specify the distribution of academic high school
course units required and/or recommended of all or most degree-seeking students using Carnegie units (one unit equals
one year of study or its equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.
Units Required
Units Recommended
Total academic units
19
English
Mathematics
Science
Of these, units that must be lab
Foreign language
Social studies
History
Academic electives
Computer Science
Visual/Performing Arts
Other (specify)
4 academic electives include
courses chosen from the above list
4
3
3
2
2
3
4
Basis for Selection
C6. Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED
equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications? If so, check
which applies:
Open admission policy as described above for all students
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but
selective admission for out-of-state students
selective admission to some programs
other (explain):
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C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first-year,
degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school record
Class rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Recommendation
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
SAT and ACT Policies
C8. Entrance exams
A. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, firstyear, degree-seeking applicants?
Yes
No
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for
Fall 2015.
Require
Recommend
ADMISSION
Require for
Some
Consider If
Submitted
Not Used
SAT or ACT
ACT only
SAT only
SAT and SAT Subject Tests
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT
SAT Subject Tests
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B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking
applicants for Fall 2015, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be
used in the admissions process):
ACT with Writing component required
ACT with Writing component recommended.
ACT with or without Writing component accepted
C. 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
Not using essay component
D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission
Yes
No
6/30
F. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students, or if tests are
not required of some students):
G. 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):
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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 2013, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and
students admitted under special arrangements.
C9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2013 who submitted national
standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
(freshman) students who submitted test scores. Do not include partial test scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not
verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. The 25th
percentile is the score that 25 percent scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at or
above.
Percent submitting SAT scores
31 Number submitting SAT scores
699
Percent submitting ACT scores
77 Number submitting ACT scores
899
25th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite
ACT Math
ACT English
ACT Writing
75th Percentile
460
460
440
21
20
20
6
550
550
530
25
25
25
8
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
SAT I Critical Reading
700-800
600-699
500-599
400-499
300-399
200-299
ACT Composite
30-36
24-29
18-23
12-17
6-11
Below 6
1
11
42
43
3
1
100%
3
35
59
3
0
0
100%
SAT I Math
SAT I Writing
.14
9
40
46
4
.14
100%
ACT English
7
30
54
9
1
0
100%
.29
7
32
52
8
.29
100%
ACT Math
2
37
51
10
0
0
100%
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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).
Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
12
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
36
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
75
Top half + bottom half = 100%.
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
25
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 5
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 80
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. (NOTE: Calculations by UWF for High School GPA’s are under review. UWF
uses courses of Math, Natural Sciences, Social Science, English, and Foreign Languages in the GPA calculations. UWF
will be changing its process to use BOG regulation 6.002 beginning with students who are admitted for Summer 2014.)
Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
Percent who had GPA below 1.0
28
19
13
20
19
1
0
0
100%
C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students
who submitted GPA
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA
3.43
99.5
Admission Policies
C13. Application fee
Does your institution have an application fee?
Amount of application fee: 30
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?
Yes
No
Yes
No
If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
Same fee:
Free:
Reduced:
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?
Yes
No
C14. Application closing date
Does your institution have an application closing date?
Application closing date (Fall): 06/30
Priority date:
Yes
No
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C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?
Yes
No
C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date): 06/30
By (date):
Other:
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):
No set date: X
Must reply by May 1 or within
Other:
weeks if notified thereafter
Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):
Amount of housing deposit: 225
Refundable if student does not enroll?
Yes in full
Yes in part
No
C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?
Yes
No
If yes, maximum period of postponement: ONE YEAR
C19. Early admission of high school students: 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?
Yes
No
C20. Common Application: Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21. Early decision: 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?
Yes
No
If “yes,” please complete the following:
First or only early decision plan closing date
First or only early decision plan notification date
Other early decision plan closing date
Other early decision plan notification date
For the Fall 2013 entering class:
Number of early decision applications received by your institution
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
Please
provide significant details about your early decision plan
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C22. Early action: 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
If “yes,” please complete the following:
Early action closing date
Early action notification date
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
Yes
No
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D. TRANSFER ADMISSION
Fall Applicants (Only)
D1. Does your institution enroll transfer students?
Yes
No
(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?
Yes
No
D2. Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall
2012.
Applicants
Men
Women
Total
Admitted Applicants
1995
1248
3243
Enrolled Applicants
1290
822
2112
704
506
1210
Application for Admission
D3. Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
D4. Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman?
Yes
No
If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit of measure?
D5. Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
Required
of All
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Essay or personal statement
Interview
Standardized test scores
Statement of good standing
from prior institution(s)
Recommended
of All
Recommended
of Some
Required
of Some
Not
required
D6. If a minimum high school grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify
(on a 4.0 scale):
2.0
D7. If a minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify
(on a 4.0 scale):
2.0
D8. List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:
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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.
Priority Date
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Closing Date
06/30 Reply Date
Notification
Date
11/01 04/01 D10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students?
Rolling
Admission
Yes
No
D11. Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:
Transfer Credit Policies
D12. Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit:
2.0
D13. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution:
Number 60
Unit type: credits
D14. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution:
Number 60
Unit type: credits
D15. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate degree: 30
D16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor’s degree: 30
D17. Describe other transfer credit policies:
If the student fulfilled all major and other requirements then it may only be 30 hours the
student has to earn "in residence" at UWF. Some majors require more, however, refer to
the catalog.
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E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES
E1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.
Honors program
Accelerated program
Independent study
Cooperative (work-study) program
Cross-registration
Internships
Distance learning
Liberal arts/career combination
Double major
Student-designed major
Dual enrollment
Study abroad
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teacher certification program
Exchange student program (domestic)
Weekend college
External degree program
Other (specify):Learning disability services.
E2. Has been removed from the CDS.
E3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:
Arts/fine arts
Computer
English
Foreign
History
Other (describe)
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science
Library Collections: The CDS publishers will collect library data again when a new Academic
Libraries Survey is in place.
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F. STUDENT LIFE
F1. Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and all degree-seeking undergraduates
enrolled in Fall 2013 who fit the following categories:
First-time,
first-year
(freshman)
students
Percent who are from out of state (exclude international/nonresident aliens
from the numerator and denominator)
Percent of men who join fraternities
Percent of women who join sororities
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing
Percent who live off campus or commute
Percent of students age 25 and older
Average age of full-time students
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
Undergraduates
9
10
59
41
.26
18
18
19
81
29
23
25
F2. Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.
Choral groups
Concert band
Dance
Drama/theater
Jazz band
Literary magazine
Campus Ministries
Marching band
Music ensembles
Musical theater
Opera
Pep band
Radio station
Model UN
Student government
Student newspaper
Student-run film society
Symphony orchestra
Television station
Yearbook
International Student Organization
F3. ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
Army ROTC is offered:
On campus
At cooperating institution (name):
Naval ROTC is offered:
On campus
At cooperating institution (name):
Air Force ROTC is offered:
On campus
At cooperating institution (name):
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F4. Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates at your
institution.
Coed dorms
Men’s dorms
Women’s dorms
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
Special housing for disabled students
Special housing for international students
Fraternity/sorority housing
Cooperative housing
Theme housing
Wellness housing
Other housing options (specify):
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G. ANNUAL EXPENSES
G0 Please provide the URL of your institution’s net price calculator: http://uwf.edu/finaid/npcalc.cfm
Provide 2014-2015 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are applicable to your
institution.
Check here if your institution's 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 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 2014-2015
academic year (30 semester hours 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-one-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).
PUBLIC INSTITUTION:
FIRST-YEAR
In-district:
In-state (out-of-district):
Out-of-state:
Nonresident alien:
Required fees:
Room and board: (on-campus)
Room only: (on-campus)
Board only: (on-campus meal plan)
UNDERGRADUATES
$6356
$6356
$
$19238
$
$
$9323
$
$
$
$19238
$
$
$9323
$
$
G2. Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition :
Minimum:
Maximum : 30
G3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore, junior, senior)?
Yes
No
G4. Do tuition fees vary by undergraduate instructional program?
Yes
No
If yes, what percentage of full-time undergraduates pay more than the tuition and fees reported in G1?
N/A
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G5. Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
Residents
Books and supplies:
Room only:
Board only:
Transportation:
Room and Board
Other expenses:
$1,200
$
$
$1100
$
$2600
Commuters
(living at home)
$1,200
$
$
$1800
$
$2300
Commuters
(not living at home)
$1,200
$
$
$1800
$
$2600
G6. Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges (tuition only):
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS:
In-district:
In-state (out-of-district):
Out-of-state:
Nonresident Aliens:
$
$
$
$
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H. FINANCIAL AID
Please refer to the following financial aid definitions when completing Section H.
Awarded aid: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.
Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms,
such as the FAFSA.
Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan 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 non-institutional student aid (grants, jobs, and
loans).
Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a
student must have financial need to qualify.
Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must
demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state,
federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of
academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid
that is used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.
Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
Non-need institutional grants
Non-need tuition waivers
Non-need athletic awards
Non-need federal grants
Non-need state grants
Non-need outside grants
Non-need student loans
Non-need parent loans
Non-need work
Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student need not
demonstrate financial need to qualify.
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.
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Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in
financial aid awards.
Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
H1. 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 previous academic year (see the next item below), use the
previous 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 column. (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.)
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below:
2013-2014 ESTIMATED or
2012-2013 FINAL
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid? (Formerly H3)
Federal methodology (FM)
Institutional methodology (IM)
Both FM and IM
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Need-based
(Include non-need-based
aid use to meet need.)
Scholarships/Grants
Federal
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in
which your institution is located)
Institutional (endowment, alumni, or
other institutional awards) and external
funds awarded by the college excluding
athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are
reported below)
Scholarships/grants from external sources
(e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not
awarded by the college
Total Scholarships/Grants
Self-Help
Non-need-based
(Exclude non-need-based
aid use to meet need.)
$15977353
$93248
$6528461
$2267744
$5258790
$1307694
$662934
$28427537
$829210
$4497896
Student loans from all sources (excluding
parent loans)
$28037123
Federal Work-Study
$396723
State and other (e.g., institutional) workstudy/employment (Note: Excludes
Federal Work-Study captured above.)
Total Self-Help
Parent Loans
Tuition Waivers
Note: Reporting is optional. Report tuition
waivers in this row if you choose to report
them. Do not report tuition waivers
elsewhere.
Athletic Awards
$9533661
$
$28433849
$409346
$
$9533661
$935890
$
$636138
$
$1172109
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H2. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time
undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source. Aid that is non-need-based but that
was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded the dollars
reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should
also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS
Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2013 cohort)
b) Number of students in line a who applied for need-based
financial aid
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have
financial need
Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
a)
1467
7453
2493
1365
6439
1538
989
4974
1122
961
4844
1003
757
6353
653
645
3211
676
561
2227
188
145
684
198
66%
62%
58%
$8812
$8412
$5768
$6059
$5282
$3601
$3331
$4259
$4308
$3188
$4141
$4282
d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any
financial aid
e)
Number of students in line d who were awarded any needbased scholarship or grant aid
f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any needbased self-help aid
g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any nonneed-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 or 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
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H2A. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of degreeseeking 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
Freshmen
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)
o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n
p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional
non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant
q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based athletic
scholarships and grants awarded to students in line p
Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
51
356
53
$2175
$2313
$1633
30
188
14
$5917
$9007
$8213
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:
*
*
*
2012 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree
between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
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.
54%
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. 54%
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H5. Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those in line H4. $19239
H5a. Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those in H4a, through federal loan
programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and
Federal Family Education Loans. These are listed in line H4a. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private alternative
loans and exclude parent loans.$ 18439
Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens (Note: Report numbers and dollar amounts for the same
academic year checked in item H1.)
H6. Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degree-seeking
nonresident aliens:
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional scholarship and 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:
30
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
$ 7772
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
$ 396397
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:
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Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
H8. Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
FAFSA
Institution’s own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
State aid form
Noncustodial PROFILE
Business/Farm Supplement
Other:
H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: 03/15
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis):
X
H10. Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
a.) Students notified on or about (date):
b.) Students notified on a rolling basis:
Yes
No
If yes, starting date: 03/01
H11. Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date):
or within
weeks of notification.
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Types of Aid Available
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
H12. Loans
FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL PLUS Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):
H13. Scholarships and Grants
NEED-BASED:
Federal Pell
SEOG
State scholarships/grants
Private scholarships
College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
United Negro College Fund
Federal Nursing Scholarship
Other (specify):
H14. Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
Non-need
Need-based
Non-need
Academics
Alumni affiliation
Art
Athletics
Job skills
ROTC
Need-based
Leadership
Minority status
Music/drama
Religious affiliation
State/district residency
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:
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I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE
I-1. Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2013 . Include faculty who
are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses for IPEDS/AAUP.
The following definition of instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its
annual Faculty Compensation Survey. Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the 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
Exclude
Part-time
Include only if
they teach one or
more non-clinical
credit courses
(b) administrative officers with titles such as dean of students,
librarian, registrar, coach, and the like, even though they may
devote part of their time to classroom instruction and may have
faculty status
Exclude
Include if they
teach one or more
non-clinical credit
courses
(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
Exclude
Exclude
(e) faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay
Include
Exclude
(f) faculty on leave without pay
Exclude
Exclude
(g) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with
pay
Exclude
Include
(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, post-doctoral fellows, or predoctoral fellows
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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 instruction 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 master’s degree: a master’s degree that is considered the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (in
architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts in art or theater).
Full-time
a.) Total number of instructional faculty
b.) Total number who are members of
minority groups
c.) Total number who are women
d.) Total number who are men
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens
(international)
f.) Total number with doctorate, first
professional, or other terminal degree
g.) Total number whose highest degree is a
master’s but not a terminal master’s
h.) Total number whose highest degree is a
bachelor’s
i.) Total number whose highest degree is
unknown or other (Note: Items f, g, h,
and i must sum up to item a.)
j.) Total number in stand-alone
graduate/professional programs in which
faculty teach virtually only graduate-level
students
Part-time
312
289
601
46
143
169
32
146
143
78
289
312
NA
NA
NA
265
105
370
38
147
185
3
15
18
6
Total
22
28
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I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2013 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.
Fall 2013 Student to Faculty ratio: 24 to 1 (based on 9651 students and 409 faculty).
I-3. 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 2013 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 2013. 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
1-9
CLASS
SECTIONS
CLASS SUBSECTIONS
Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
101
175
281
163
122
79
11
932
1-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
19
73
107
1
0
0
0
200
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J. Disciplinary areas of DEGREES CONFERRED
Degrees conferred between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
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 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
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
Associate
Diploma/
Certificates
Bachelor’s
2
7
4
8
3
2
1
2
.25
100
4
1
.30
7
.55
CIP 2010
Categories to
Include
1
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
19
22
23
24
25
26
27
28 and 29
6
4
30
31
38
39
40
41
42
43
4
44
2
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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
45
46
47
48
49
5
50
13
51
15
2
52
54
100%
7
100%
100%
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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 full-time equivalent college-level work.
This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees conferred in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program. (A cooperative plan
provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to
combine actual work experience with their college studies.) Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four
years of work are completed in three years.
Black, non-Hispanic: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of Hispanic origin).
Board (charges): Assume average cost for 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan.
Books and supplies (costs): Average cost of books and supplies. Do not include unusual costs for special groups of students
(e.g., engineering or art majors), unless they constitute the majority of students at your institution.
Calendar system: The method by which an institution structures most of its courses for the academic year.
Campus Ministry: Religious student organizations (denominational or nondenominational) devoted to fostering religious
life on college campuses. May also refer to Campus Crusade for Christ, an interdenominational Christian organization.
*Career and placement services: A range of services, including (often) the following: coordination of visits of employers to
campus; aptitude and vocational testing; interest inventories, personal counseling; help in resume writing, interviewing,
launching the job search; listings for those students desiring employment and those seeking permanent positions;
establishment of a permanent reference folder; career resource materials.
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Carnegie units: One year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject.
Certificate: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.
Class rank: The relative numerical position of a student in his or her graduating class, calculated by the high school on the
basis of grade-point average, whether weighted or 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
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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.
Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship: A Ph.D. or other doctor's degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s
level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an
original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of degree may
include Ed.D., D.M.A., D.B.A., D.Sc., D.A., or D.M, and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
Doctor’s degree-professional practice: A doctor’s degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the
knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a
period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at
least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as “first-professional” and may
include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry
(O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Veterinary Medicine
(D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
Doctor’s degree-other: A doctor’s degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor’s degree - research/scholarship or a
doctor’s degree - professional practice.
Double major: Program in which students may complete two undergraduate programs of study simultaneously.
Dual enrollment: A program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still enrolled in high
school. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college in order to participate.
Early action plan: An admission plan that allows students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance
of the regular notification dates. If admitted, the candidate is not committed to enroll; the student may reply to the offer under
the college’s regular reply policy.
Early admission: A policy under which students who have not completed high school are admitted and enroll full time in
college, usually after completion of their junior year.
Early decision plan: A plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and financial aid offer if
applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an offer of admission and, if admitted,
to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three possible decisions for early decision applicants: admitted,
denied, or not admitted but forwarded for consideration with the regular applicant pool, without prejudice.
English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native language is not
English.
Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study for a semester
or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required for a degree. See also Study
abroad.
External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through independent study,
college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree programs require minimal or no
classroom attendance.
Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given for participation in
both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies, student government, athletics,
performing arts, etc.
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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.
*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 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).
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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.
*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
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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.
Religious affiliation/commitment (as admission factor): Special consideration given in the admission process for
affiliation with a certain church or faith/religion, commitment to a religious vocation, or observance of certain religious
tenets/lifestyle.
*Religious counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to explore
religious problems or issues.
*Remedial services: Instructional courses designed for students deficient in the general competencies necessary for a regular
postsecondary curriculum and educational setting.
Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all
students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application fees or optional fees such as lab fees
or parking fees.
Resident alien or other eligible non-citizen: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who has
been admitted as a legal immigrant for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident alien status (and who holds either an
alien registration card [Form I-551 or I-151], a Temporary Resident Card [Form I-688], or an Arrival-Departure Record
[Form I-94] with a notation that conveys legal immigrant status, such as Section 207 Refugee, Section 208 Asylee,
Conditional Entrant Parolee or Cuban-Haitian).
Room and board (charges)—on campus: Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or
maximum meal plan).
Secondary school record (as admission factor): Information maintained by the secondary school that may include such
things as the student’s high school transcript, class rank, GPA, and teacher and counselor recommendations.
Semester calendar system: A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks
for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Student-designed major: A program of study based on individual interests, designed with the assistance of an adviser.
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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).
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.
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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
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 non-institutional student aid (grants, jobs, and
loans).
Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a
student must have financial need to qualify.
Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must
demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state,
federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of
academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid
that is used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.
Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
Non-need institutional grants
Non-need tuition waivers
Non-need athletic awards
Non-need federal grants
Non-need state grants
Non-need outside grants
Non-need student loans
Non-need parent loans
Non-need work
Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student need not
demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in
financial aid awards.
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