Common Data Set 2004-05
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: 
 

Is there a separate URL application site on the Internet?  Yes  No If so, please specify:


 

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

4-1-4

Quarter

Continuous

Trimester

Differs by program (describe): 

Other (describe): 

A5. Degrees offered by your institution

Certificate

Postbachelor's certificate

Diploma

Master's

Associate

Post-master's certificate

Transfer

Doctoral

Terminal

First professional

Bachelor's

First professional certificate

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, 2004 .

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Men

Women

Men

Women

Undergraduates

Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen

Other first-year, degree-seeking

All other degree-seeking

Total degree-seeking

All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses

Total undergraduates

First-professional

First-time, first-professional students

All other first-professionals

Total first-professional

Graduate

Degree-seeking, first-time

All other degree-seeking

All other graduates enrolled in credit courses

Total graduate

Total all undergraduates:

Total all graduate and professional students:

GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS:

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category. Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2004 . Include international students only in the category "Nonresident aliens."Complete the "Total Undergraduate"column only if you cannot provide data for the first two columns.

Degree-seeking First-time First year

Degree-seeking Undergraduates (include first-time first-year)

Total Undergraduates (both degree- and non-degree-seeking)

Nonresident aliens

Black, non-Hispanic

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian or Pacific Islander

Hispanic

White, non-Hispanic

Race/ethnicity unknown

Total

Persistence

B3. Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 2003 , to June 30, 2004 .

Certificate/diploma

Associate degrees

Bachelor's degrees

Postbachelor's certificates

Master's degrees

Post-master's certificates

Doctoral degrees

First professional degrees

First professional certificates

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 2004 Web-based survey.

For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs

Please provide data for the fall 1998 cohort if available. If fall 1998 cohort data are not available, provide data for the fall 1997 cohort.

Fall 1998 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in fall 1998. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the summer term preceding fall 1998.

B4. Initial 1998 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students;total all students:

B5. Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions;total allowable exclusions:

B6. Final 1998 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions:
(Subtract question B5 from question B4)

B7. Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by August 31, 2002 ):

B8. Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after August 31, 2002 and by August 31, 2003 ):

B9. Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after August 31, 2003 and by August 31, 2004 ):

B10. Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):

B11. Six-year graduation rate for 1998 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6): %

Fall 1997 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in fall 1997. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the summer term preceding fall 1997.

B4. Initial 1997 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students;total all students:

B5. Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions;total allowable exclusions:

B6. Final 1997 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions:
(Subtract question B5 from question B4)

B7. Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by August 31, 2001 ):

B8. Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after August 31, 2001 and by August 31, 2002 ):

B9. Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after August 31, 2002 and by August 31, 2003 ):

B10. Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):

B11. Six-year graduation rate for 1997 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6): %

For Two-Year Institutions

Please provide data for the 2001 cohort if available. If 2001 cohort data are not available, provide data for the 2000 cohort.

2001 Cohort

B12. Initial 2001 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:

B13. Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions;total allowable exclusions:

B14. Final 2001 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions:
(Subtract question B13 from question B12)

B15. Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):

B16. Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:

B17. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):

B18. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years within 150 percent of normal time:

B19. Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:

B20. Total transfers to two-year institutions:

B21. Total transfers to four-year institutions:

2000 Cohort

B12. Initial 2000 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:

B13. Of the initial 2000 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions;total allowable exclusions:

B14. Final 2000 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions:
(Subtract question B13 from question B12)

B15. Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):

B16. Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:

B17. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):

B18. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years within 150 percent of normal time:

B19. Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:

B20. Total transfers to two-year institutions:

B21. Total transfers to four-year institutions:

Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in fall 2003 (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 2003 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in fall 2004? %

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 2004. 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

 

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted

 

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

Total part-time first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

 

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

Total part-time first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

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 2004 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list

Number accepting a place on the waiting list

Number of wait-listed students admitted

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

English

Mathematics

Science

Of these, units that must be lab

Foreign language

Social studies

History

Academic electives

Other (specify)

Basis for Selection

C6. Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications? If so, check which applies:

Open admission policy as described above for all students 

Open admission policy as described above for all students, but

selective admission for out-of-state students 

selective admission to some programs 

other (explain)

C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first-year degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

 

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

 

Academic

Secondary school record

Class rank

Recommendation(s)

Standardized test scores

Essay

 

 

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

 

Nonacademic

Interview

Extracurricular activities

Talent/ability

Character/personal qualities

Alumni/ae relation

Geographical residence

State residency

Religious affiliation/commitment

Minority status

Volunteer work

Work experience

SAT and ACT Policies

Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT;SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As of March 2005, the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component;the SAT Subject Test in Writing will not be administered after January 2005. The ACT will have an optional writing component as of February 2005.

C8. Entrance exams
A.
Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, 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 2006.

ADMISSION

Require

Recommend

Require for Some

Consider If Submitted

Not Used

SAT Reasoning Test only

ACT only

SAT Reasoning or ACT

SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests

SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests or ACT

SAT Subject Test only

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

__ACT with Writing component required

__ACT without Writing component accepted

_XACT with or without Writing component accepted

C. If your institution will make use of the new SAT Reasoning Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

__New SAT Reasoning Test required

_XNew SAT Reasoning Test or the “old”SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component) accepted

D. [formerly part of C8A] In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?
Placement  Yes  No
Counseling  Yes  No

E. [formerly C8B] Does your institution use the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:

PLACEMENT

Require

Recommend

Require for Some

SAT Reasoning

SAT Subject Tests

ACT

SAT Reasoning or ACT

F. [formerly C8C] 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: 

D. [formerly C8D] 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): 

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2004, 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 2004 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. SAT scores should be recentered scores. 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

Number submitting SAT scores

Percent submitting ACT scores

Number submitting ACT scores

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

SAT Verbal

SAT Math

ACT Composite

ACT English

ACT Math

Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:

SAT Verbal

SAT Math

700-800

600-699

500-599

400-499

300-399

200-299

100%

100%

 

ACT Composite

ACT English

ACT Math

30-36

24-29

18-23

12-17

6-11

Below 6

100%

100%

100%

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

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class

Top half +

Percent in top half of high school graduating class

bottom half = 100%

Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class

Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class

 

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank:

C11. Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale). Report information only for those students from whom you collected high school GPA.

Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher

Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99

Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99

Percent who had GPA below 1.0

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:  %
 

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee?  Yes  No

Amount of application fee: 

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?  Yes  No
 

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date?  Yes  No

Application closing date (fall): 

Priority date: 
 

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): 

By (date): 

Other: 
 

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date): 

No set date: 

Must reply by May 1 or within  weeks if notified thereafter

Other: 
 

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?

Yes  No

If yes, maximum period of postponement: 
 

C19. Early admission of high school students: 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?  Yes  No

C20. Common application: Will you accept the common application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?

Yes  No

If "yes,"are supplemental forms required?  Yes  No

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?  Yes  No
 

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 2004 entering class:

Number of early decision applications received by your institution: 

Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan: 

Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:


 

C22. 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: 

D. TRANSFER ADMISSION

Fall Applicants

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 2004.

Applicants

Admitted Applicants

Enrolled Applicants

Men

Women

Total

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

Recommended of All

Recommended of Some

Required of Some

Not required

High school transcript

College transcript(s)

Essay or personal statement

Interview

Standardized test scores

Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)

D6. If a minimum high school grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale): 

D7. If a minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale): 

D8. List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:


 

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

Closing Date

Notification Date

Reply Date

Rolling Admission

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

D10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students?  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: 

D13. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution:

Number:  Unit type: 
 

D14. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution:

Number:  Unit type: 
 

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: 

D17. Describe other transfer credit policies:

E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES

E1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.

Accelerated program 

Honors program

Cooperative (work-study) program 

Independent study

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):

E3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:

Arts/fine arts

Humanities

Computer literacy

Mathematics

English (including composition)

Philosophy

Foreign languages

Sciences (biological or physical)

History

Social science

Other (describe):

E4-E8 Library Collections The CDS Publishers will collect library data again when a new Academic Libraries Survey is fielded.

F. STUDENT LIFE

F1. Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) students and all degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in fall 2004 who fit the following categories:

First-time, first-year (freshman) students

Undergraduates

Percent from out of state (exclude international/nonresident aliens)

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)

F2. Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.

Choral groups

Marching band

Student government

Concert band

Music ensembles

Student newspaper

Dance

Musical theater

Student-run film society

Drama/theater

Opera

Symphony orchestra

Jazz band

Pep band

Television station

Literary magazine

Radio station

Yearbook

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): 
 

F4. Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates at your institution.

Coed dorms

Special housing for disabled students

Men's dorms

Special housing for international students

Women's dorms

Fraternity/sorority housing

Apartments for married students

Cooperative housing

Apartments for single students

Other housing options (specify): 

G. ANNUAL EXPENSES

Provide 2005-2006 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are applicable to your institution.

Check here if your institution's 2005-2006 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 2005-2006 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 2005-2006 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).

FIRST-YEAR

UNDERGRADUATES

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

Tuition:

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

Tuition:

In-District:

In-state (out-of-district):

Out-of-state:

NONRESIDENT ALIENS

Tuition:

REQUIRED FEES:

ROOM AND BOARD (on-campus):

ROOM ONLY: (on-campus)

BOARD ONLY: (on-campus meal plan)

Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your college cannot provide separate tuition and room and board fees): 

Other:

G2. Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition: minimum  maximum

G3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore, junior, senior)? Yes  No

G4. If tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program, describe briefly:


 

G5. Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:

Residents

Commuters (living at home)

Commuters (not living at home)

Books and supplies:

Room only:

Board only:

Transportation:

Other expenses:

G6. Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges:

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS:

In-district:

In-state (out-of-district):

Out-of-state:

NONRESIDENT ALIENS:

H. FINANCIAL AID

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 2003-2004 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2003-2004 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.)

Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below:
2004-2005 estimated or  2003-2004 final

H3: Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?

Federal methodology (FM)

Institutional methodology (IM)

Both FM and IM
 

Need-based 
(Include non-need-based aid used to meet need.)

Non-need-based
(Exclude non-need-based aid used to meet need.)

$

$

Scholarships/Grants

Federal

State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is located)

Institutional (endowment, alumni, or other institutional awards) and external funds awarded by the college excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below)

Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college

Total Scholarships/Grants

Self-Help

Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans)

Federal Work-Study

State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note: Exclude Federal Work-Study captured above.)

Total Self-Help

Parent Loans

Tuition Waivers

Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere.

Athletic Awards

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 Freshman

Full-time Undergrad (Incl. Fresh)

Less Than Full-time Undergrad

a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2004 cohort)

b) Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid

c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need

d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid

e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid

f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid

g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid

h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)

i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid. Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)

%

%

%

j) The average financial aid package of those in line d. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)

$

$

$

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

$

$

$

H2A. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional—not external—non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.

First-time Full-time Freshman

Full-time Undergrad (Incl. Fresh)

Less Than Full-time Undergrad

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

$

$

$

H3. Incorporated into H1 above.

H4. Provide the percentage of the 2004 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004 and borrowed at any time through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.;exclude parent loans). Include only students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.  %

H5. Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line H4. Do not include money borrowed at other institutions: $

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 or 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: 

Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $

Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H7. 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 (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other: 
 

H8. 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

Foreign Student's Financial Aid Application

Foreign Student's Certification of Finances

Other: 
 

H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
 

Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: 

Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: 

No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis): 
 

H10. Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):

a) Students notified on or about (date): 
 

b) Students notified on a rolling basis:  Yes  No If yes, starting date: 
 

H11. Indicate reply dates:

Students must reply by (date):  or within  weeks of notification.
 

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

Need-based

Academics

Leadership

Alumni affiliations

Minority status

Art

Music/drama

Athletics

Religious affiliation

Job skills

State/district residency

ROTC

I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE

I-1. Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2004. 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

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, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows

Exclude

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

Exclude

Include

(d) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like

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

Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time for research)

Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses may be counted as part-time faculty.

Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic;American Indian or Alaska Native;Asian or Pacific Islander;or Hispanic.

Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, and Doctor of Public Health in any field such as arts, sciences,education, engineering, business, and public administration.

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 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

Part-time

Total

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

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Report the Fall 2004 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 2004 Student to Faculty ratio:  to 1 (based on __________ students and __________ 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 2004 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 2004. For example, a lecture class with 800 students who met at another time in 40 separate labs with 20 students should be counted once in the "100+"column in the class section column and 40 times under the "20-29"column of the class subsections table.

Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled

Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)

2-9

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-99

100+

Total

CLASS SECTIONS

 

2-9

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-99

100+

Total

CLASS SUBSECTIONS

J. DEGREES CONFERRED

Degrees conferred between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004

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

Diploma/Certificates

Associate

Bachelor's

CIP 1990 Categories to Include

CIP 2000 Categories to Include

Agriculture

1 and 2

1

Architecture

4

4

Area and ethnic studies

5

5

Biological/life sciences

26

26

Business/marketing

8 and 52

52

Communications/communication technologies

9 and 10

9 and 10

Computer and information sciences

11

11

Education

13

13

Engineering/engineering technologies

14 and 15

14 and 15

English

23

23

Foreign languages and literature

16

16

Health professions and related sciences

51

51

Home economics and vocational home economics

19 and 20

19

Interdisciplinary studies

30

30

Law/legal studies

22

22

Liberal arts/general studies

24

24

Library science

25

25

Mathematics

27

27

Military science and technologies

28 and 29

29

Natural resources/environmental science

3

3

Parks and recreation

31

31

Personal and miscellaneous services

12

12

Philosophy, religion, theology

38 and 39

38 and 39

Physical sciences

40 and 41

40 and 41

Protective services/public administration

43 and 44

43 and 44

Psychology

42

42

Social sciences and history

45

45 and 54

Trade and industry

46, 47, 48, and 49

46, 47, 48, and 49

Visual and performing arts

50

50

Other

TOTAL

100%

100%

100%

 

Common Data Set Definitions

All definitions related to the financial aid section appear at the end of the Definitions document.

Items preceded by an asterisk (*) represent definitions agreed to among publishers which do not appear on the CDS document but may be present on individual publishers' surveys.

*Academic advisement: Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser, who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and vocational goals.

Accelerated program: Completion of a college program of study in fewer than the usual number of years, most often by attending summer sessions and carrying extra courses during the regular academic term.

Admitted student: Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at your institution.

*Adult student services: Admission assistance, support, orientation, and other services expressly for adults who have started college for the first time, or who are re-entering after a lapse of a few years.

American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

Applicant (first-time, first-year): An individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).

Application fee: That amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student's application for acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees, nor is it refundable if the student is not admitted to the institution.

Asian or Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or Pacific Islands. This includes people from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, American Samoa, India, and Vietnam.

Associate degree: An award that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time equivalent college work.

Bachelor's degree: An award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least four years but not more than five years of 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.

*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 housing: College-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing in which students share room and board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses.

Cooperative (work-study plan) program: A program that provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government.

*Counseling service: Activities designed to assist students in making plans and decisions related to their education, career, or personal development.

Credit: Recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

Credit course: A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

Credit hour: A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester or trimester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

Cross-registration: A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another institution without having to apply to the second institution.

Deferred admission: The practice of permitting admitted students to postpone enrollment, usually for a period of one academic term or one year.

Degree: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.

Degree-seeking students: Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in vocational or occupational programs.

Differs by program (calendar system): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that have occupational/vocational programs of varying length. These schools may enroll students at specific times depending on the program desired. For example, a school might offer a two-month program in January, March, May, September, and November;and a three-month program in January, April, and October.

Diploma: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.

Distance learning: An option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable television, Internet, satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means.

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 application pool, without prejudice.

English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native language is not English.

Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required for a degree. See also Study abroad.

External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree programs require minimal or no classroom attendance.

Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given for participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies, student government, athletics, performing arts, etc.

First professional certificate (postdegree): An award that requires completion of an organized program of study designed for persons who have completed the first professional degree. Examples could be refresher courses or additional units of study in a specialty or subspecialty.

First professional degree: An award in one of the following fields: chiropractic (DC, DCM), dentistry (DDS, DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), rabbinical and Talmudic studies (MHL, Rav), Pharmacy (BPharm, PharmD), podiatry (PodD, DP, DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), law (LLB, JD), divinity/ministry (BD, MDiv).

First-time student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before graduation from high school).

First-time, first-year (freshman) student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).

First-year student: A student who has completed less than the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate work;that is, less than 30 semester hours (in a 120-hour degree program) or less than 900 contact hours.

Freshman: A first-year undergraduate student.

*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 GPAs/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 Test 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 students: See Nonresident alien.

Internship: Any short-term, supervised work experience usually related to a student's major field, for which the student earns academic credit. The work can be full- or part-time, on- or off-campus, paid or unpaid.

*Learning center: Center offering assistance through tutors, workshops, computer programs, or audiovisual equipment in reading, writing, math, and skills such as taking notes, managing time, taking tests.

*Legal services: Free or low cost legal advice for a range of issues (personal and other).

Liberal arts/career combination: Program in which a student earns undergraduate degrees in two separate fields, one in a liberal arts major and the other in a professional or specialized major, whether on campus or through cross-registration.

Master's degree: An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree.

Minority affiliation (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process for members of designated racial/ethnic minority groups.

*Minority student center: Center with programs, activities, and/or services intended to enhance the college experience of students of color.

Nonresident alien: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is in this country on a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely.

*On-campus day care: Licensed day care for students' children (usually age 3 and up);usually for a fee.

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 40 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-15], a Temporary Resident Card [Form I-688], or an Arrival-Departure Record [Form I-94] with a notation that conveys legal immigrant status, such as Section 207 Refugee, Section 208 Asylee, conditional Entrant Parolee or Cuban-Haitian).

Room and board (charges)--on campus: Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or maximum meal plan).

Secondary school record (as admission factor): Information maintained by the secondary school that may include such things as the student's high school transcript, class rank, GPA, and teacher and counselor recommendations.

Semester calendar system: A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.

Student-designed major: A program of study based on individual interests, designed with the assistance of an adviser.

Study abroad: Any arrangement by which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country. Can be at a campus abroad or through a cooperative agreement with some other U.S. college or an institution of another country.

*Summer session: A summer session is shorter than a regular semester and not considered part of the academic year. It is not the third term of an institution operating on a trimester system or the fourth term of an institution operating on a quarter calendar system. The institution may have 2 or more sessions occurring in the summer months. Some schools, such as vocational and beauty schools, have year-round classes with no separate summer session.

Talent/ability (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students with demonstrated talent/abilities in areas of interest to the institution (e.g., sports, the arts, languages, etc.).

Teacher certification program: Program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Transfer applicant: An individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has previously attended another college or university and earned college-level credit.

Transfer student: A student entering the institution for the first time but known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with or without credit.

Transportation (costs): Assume two round trips to student's hometown per year for students in institutional housing or daily travel to and from your institution for commuter students.

Trimester calendar system: An academic year consisting of 3 terms of about 15 weeks each.

Tuition: Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit.

*Tutoring: May range from one-on-one tutoring in specific subjects to tutoring in an area such as math, reading, or writing. Most tutors are college students;at some colleges, they are specially trained and certified.

Unit: A standard of measurement representing hours of academic instruction (e.g., semester credit, quarter credit, contact hour).

Undergraduate: A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor's degree program, an associate degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate.

*Veteran's counseling: Helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits for their selected program and provides certifications to the Veteran's Administration. May also provide personal counseling on the transition from the military to a civilian life.

*Visually impaired: Any person whose sight loss is not correctable and is sufficiently severe as to adversely affect educational performance.

Volunteer work (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students for activity done on a volunteer basis (e.g., tutoring, hospital care, working with the elderly or disabled) as a service to the community or the public in general.

Wait list: List of students who meet the admission requirements but will only be offered a place in the class if space becomes available.

Weekend college: A program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends.

White, non-Hispanic: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin).

*Women's center: Center with programs, academic activities, and/or services intended to promote an understanding of the evolving roles of women.

Work experience (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students who have been employed prior to application, whether for relevance to major, demonstration of employment-related skills, or as explanation of student's academic and extracurricular record.

Financial Aid Definitions

Aid awarded: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.

Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.

Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.;excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.

Institutional and external funds: Endowment, alumni, or external monies for which the institution determines the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.

Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own standards.

Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and noninstitutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).

Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify.

Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must demonstrate financial need to qualify.

Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds, or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as 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.

Scholarships/grants from external sources: Monies received from outside (private) sources that the student brings with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.

Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in financial aid awards.