Common Data Set 2016-2017
A. General Information
A0
Respondent Information (Not for Publication)
A0
Name:
Tricia J Douthit
A0
Title:
Director of Institutional Research
A0
Office:
President's Office
A0
Mailing Address:
1500 Illinois Street
A0
City/State/Zip/Country:
Golden, CO 80401
A0
Phone:
303-273-3383
A0
Fax:
303-273-3950
A0
E-mail Address:
tdouthit@mines.edu
A0
Are your responses to the CDS posted for reference on your institution's Web site?
Yes
No
X
A0
If yes, please provide the URL of the corresponding Web page:
http://inside.mines.edu/Common_Data_Set
A0A We invite you to indicate if there are items on the CDS for which you cannot use the requested
analytic convention, cannot provide data for the cohort requested, whose methodology is unclear,
or about which you have questions or comments in general. This information will not be published
but will help the publishers further refine CDS items.
A1
Address Information
A1
Name of College/University:
Colorado School of mines
A1
Mailing Address:
1500 Illinois Street
A1
City/State/Zip/Country:
Golden, CO 80401
A1
Street Address (if different):
A1
City/State/Zip/Country:
A1
Main Phone Number:
303-273-3000
A1
WWW Home Page Address:
www.mines.edu
A1
Admissions Phone Number:
303-273-3200
A1
Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number: 800-446-9488
A1
Admissions Office Mailing Address:
1600 Maple Street
A1
City/State/Zip/Country:
Golden, CO 80401
A1
Admissions Fax Number:
303-273-3509
A1
Admissions E-mail Address:
admit@mines.edu
A1
If there is a separate URL for your
school’s online application, please
specify:
www.mines.edu/Undergraduate_Admissions
A1
If you have a mailing address other
than the above to which applications
should be sent, please provide:
A2
Source of institutional control (Check only one):
A2
Public
X
A2
Private (nonprofit)
A2
Proprietary
A3
Classify your undergraduate institution:
A3
Coeducational college
X
A3
Men's college
A3
Women's college
A4
Academic year calendar:
A4
Semester
X
A4
Quarter
A4
Trimester
A4
4-1-4
A4
Continuous
A4
Differs by program (describe):
A4
Other (describe):
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A5
Degrees offered by your institution:
A5
Certificate
A5
Diploma
A5
Associate
A5
Transfer Associate
A5
Terminal Associate
A5
Bachelor's
X
A5
Postbachelor's certificate
A5
Master's
X
A5
Post-master's certificate
X
A5
Doctoral degree
X
research/scholarship
A5
Doctoral degree –
professional practice
A5
Doctoral degree -- other
A5
Doctoral degree -- other
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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, 2016. Note: Report
students formerly designated as “first professional” in the graduate cells.
B1
FULL-TIME
PART-TIME
B1
Men
Women
Men
Women
B1
Undergraduates
B1
Degree-seeking, first-time
freshmen
688
288
1
0
B1
Other first-year, degree-seeking
105
34
8
2
B1
All other degree-seeking
2,327
919
160
34
B1
Total degree-seeking
3,120
1,241
169
36
B1
All other undergraduates enrolled
in credit courses
32
4
4
6
B1
Total undergraduates
3,152
1,245
173
42
B1
Graduate
B1
Degree-seeking, first-time
281
111
21
8
B1
All other degree-seeking
478
207
95
26
B1
All other graduates enrolled in
credit courses
13
2
12
10
B1
Total graduate
772
320
128
44
B1
Total all undergraduates
4,612
B1
Total all graduate
1,264
B1
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS
5,876
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, 2016.
Include international students only in the category "Nonresident aliens." Complete the "Total
Undergraduates" column only if you cannot provide data for the first two columns. Report as your
institution reports to IPEDS: persons who are Hispanic should be reported only on the Hispanic
line, not under any race, and persons who are non-Hispanic multi-racial should be reported only
under "Two or more races."
B2
Total
Degree-Seeking
Degree-Seeking
Undergraduates
Undergraduates
First-Time
(both degree- and
(include first-time
First Year
non-degree-
first-year)
seeking)
B2
Nonresident aliens
39
278
314
B2
Hispanic/Latino
71
332
333
B2
Black or African American, non-Hispanic
8
47
47
B2
White, non-Hispanic
762
3,400
3,405
B2
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
4
11
11
B2
Asian, non-Hispanic
39
217
218
B2
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-
Hispanic
1
4
4
B2
Two or more races, non-Hispanic
51
251
251
B2
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2
26
29
B2
TOTAL
977
4,566
4,612
Persistence
B3
Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
B3
Certificate/diploma
B3
Associate degrees
B3
Bachelor's degrees
966
B3
Postbachelor's certificates
B3
Master's degrees
388
B3
Post-Master's certificates
B3
Doctoral degrees –
research/scholarship
115
B3
Doctoral degrees – professional
practice
B3
Doctoral degrees – other
Graduation Rates
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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 2015 Web-based survey.
For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the Fall 2010 cohort if available. If Fall 2010 cohort data are
not available, provide data for the Fall 2009 cohort.
Fall 2010 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in Fall 2010. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding Fall 2010.
B4
Initial 2010 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
875
B5
Of the initial 2010 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:
0
B6
Final 2010 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
875
B7
Of the initial 2010 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2014):
454
B8
Of the initial 2010 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
but in five years or less (after August 31, 2014 and by August 31, 2015):
186
B9
Of the initial 2010 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years
but in six years or less (after August 31, 2015 and by August 31, 2016):
32
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
672
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2010 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
77%
Fall 2009 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
students who entered in Fall 2009. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
summer term preceding Fall 2009.
B4
Initial 2008 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
undergraduate students; total all students:
879
B5
Of the initial 2009 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:
1
B6
Final 2009 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
question B4)
878
B7
Of the initial 2009 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
August 31, 2013):
430
B8
Of the initial 2009 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
but in five years or less (after August 31, 2013 and by August 31, 2014):
207
B9
Of the initial 2008 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years
but in six years or less (after August 31, 2013 and by August 31, 2014):
35
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):
672
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B11 Six-year graduation rate for 2009 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):
77%
For Two-Year Institutions
Please provide data for the 2013 cohort if available. If 2013 cohort data are not
available, provide data for the 2012 cohort.
2013 Cohort
B12 Initial 2013 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:
B13 Of the initial 2013 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 2013 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions (Subtract question B13
from question B12):
0
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:
2012 Cohort
B12 Initial 2012 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:
B13 Of the initial 2012 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 2012 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions (Subtract question B13
from question B12):
0
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 2015 (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 2014 (or the preceding
summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your
institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2016?
92.00%
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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION
Applications
C1
First-time, first-year, (freshmen) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-
year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2016. 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.
C1
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
8535
C1
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
3749
C1
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
3305
C1
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
1652
C1
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
688
C1
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
0
C1
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
288
C1
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
0
C2
Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final
admission was contingent on space availability)
Yes
No
C2
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?
X
C2
If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2016 admissions:
C2
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list
1427
C2
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
111
C2
Number of wait-listed students admitted
9
Yes
No
C2
Is your waiting list ranked?
X
C2
If yes, do you release that information to students?
C2
Do you release that information to school counselors?
Admission Requirements
C3
High school completion requirement
C3
High school diploma is required and GED is
X
accepted
C3
High school diploma is required and GED is not
accepted
C3
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
C4
Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-
seeking students?
C4
Require
X
C4
Recommend
C4
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.
C5
Units
Units
Required
Recommended
C5
Total academic units
17
C5
English
4
C5
Mathematics
4
C5
Science
3
C5
Of these, units that must be
3
lab
C5
Foreign language
1
C5
Social studies
3
C5
History
C5
Academic electives
2
C5
Computer Science
C5
Visual/Performing Arts
C5
Other (specify)
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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:
C6
Open admission policy as described above for all students
C6
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--
C6
selective admission for out-of-state students
C6
selective admission to some programs
C6
other (explain):
C7
Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-
year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
C7
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
C7
Academic
C7
Rigor of secondary school
X
record
C7
Class rank
X
C7
Academic GPA
X
C7
Standardized test scores
X
C7
Application Essay
X
C7
Recommendation(s)
X
C7
Nonacademic
C7
Interview
X
C7
Extracurricular activities
X
C7
Talent/ability
X
C7
Character/personal qualities
X
C7
First generation
X
C7
Alumni/ae relation
X
C7
Geographical residence
X
C7
State residency
X
C7
Religious
X
affiliation/commitment
C7
Racial/ethnic status
X
C7
Volunteer work
X
C7
Work experience
X
C7
Level of applicant’s interest
X
SAT and ACT Policies
C8
Entrance exams
Yes
No
C8A Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test
scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-
X
seeking applicants?
C8A If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in
admission for Fall 2018.
C8A
ADMISSION
C8A
Require
Recommend
Require for Some
Consider if
Not
Submitted
Used
C8A SAT or ACT
X
C8A ACT only
C8A SAT only
C8A SAT and SAT Subject Tests or
ACT
C8A SAT Subject Tests only
C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking
applicants for Fall 2018, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing
score will be used in the admissions process):
C8B ACT with writing required
C8B ACT with writing recommended
X
C8B ACT with or without writing accepted
X
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C8B If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking
for Fall 2018 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the Essay score will be used
in the admissions process:
C8B SAT with Essay component required
C8B SAT with Essay component recommended
X
C8B SAT with or without Essay component accepted
X
C8C Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
C8C
SAT essay
ACT essay
C8C For admission
C8C For placement
C8C For advising
C8C In place of an application essay
C8C
As a validity check on the application essay
C8C No college policy as of now
X
X
C8C Not using essay component
C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
C8D
Yes
No
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-
C8E Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for
fall-term admission
C8F If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some
C8F
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
C8G SAT
C8G ACT
C8G SAT Subject Tests
C8G AP
C8G CLEP
C8G Institutional Exam
C8G State Exam (specify):
Freshman Profile
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year
(freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2016, 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 2016 who
submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled,
degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted test scores. Do not
include partial test scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not critical reading for a category of
students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. Do not convert
SAT scores to ACT scores and vice versa. Do convert New SAT scores (2016) to Old SAT scores
using the College Board’s concordance tools and tables (sat.org/concordance).
C9
Percent submitting SAT scores
30% Number submitting SAT scores
279
C9
Percent submitting ACT scores
90% Number submitting ACT scores
846
C9
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
C9
SAT Critical Reading
600
690
C9
SAT Math
650
730
SAT Writing
560
650
SAT Essay
7
8
C9
ACT Composite
29
32
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C9
ACT Math
28
33
C9
ACT English
28
33
C9
ACT Writing
28
33
ACT Essay
8
9
C9
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
C9
SAT Critical
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
C9
700-800
22.94%
46.59%
10.75%
C9
600-699
55.20%
48.03%
47.31%
C9
500-599
20.79%
5.38%
35.84%
C9
400-499
1.08%
6.09%
C9
300-399
C9
200-299
Totals should = 100%
100.00%
100.00%
100.00%
C9
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
C9
30-36
66.67%
58.16%
61.11%
C9
24-29
32.39%
37.00%
38.65%
C9
18-23
0.95%
4.73%
0.24%
C9
12-17
0.12%
C9
6-11
C9
Below 6
Totals should = 100%
100.00%
100.00%
100.00%
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).
C10 Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
56%
C10 Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
90%
C10 Percent in top half of high school graduating class
99% Top half +
C10 Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
1% bottom half = 100%
C10 Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
0%
C10 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school
class rank:
33%
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.
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
64.82%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
26.65%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
6.93%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
1.60%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0
Totals should = 100%
100.00%
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
(freshman) students who submitted GPA:
3.79
C12 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who
submitted high school GPA:
100.00%
Admission Policies
C13 Application Fee
C13
Yes
No
C13 Does your institution have an
X
application fee?
C13 Amount of application fee:
$45.00
C13
Yes
No
C13 Can it be waived for applicants
X
with financial need?
C13 If you have an application fee and an on-line application option,
C13 Same fee:
X
C13 Free:
X
C13 Reduced:
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C13
Yes
No
C13 Can on-line application fee be
waived for applicants with
X
financial need?
C14 Application closing date
C14
Yes
No
C14 Does your institution have an
X
application closing date?
C14 Application closing date (fall):
5/1
C14 Priority date:
4/1
C15
Yes
No
C15 Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than
X
C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
C16 On a rolling basis beginning
(date):
1-Oct
C16 By (date):
C16 Other:
C17 Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
C17 Must reply by (date):
C17 No set date:
C17 Must reply by May 1 or within
_____ weeks if notified
thereafter
X
C17 Other:
C17 Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):
C17 Amount of housing deposit:
C17 Refundable if student does not enroll?
C17 Yes, in full
C17 Yes, in part
C17 No
C18 Deferred admission
C18
Yes
No
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
X
admission?
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement:
C19 Early admission of high school students
C19
Yes
No
C19 Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time,
first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before
X
high school graduation?
C20 Common Application
Question removed from CDS.
(Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21 Early Decision
C21
Yes
No
C21 Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan
that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission
decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that
X
asks students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-
year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?
C21 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C21 First or only early decision plan closing date
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date
C21 Other early decision plan closing date
C21 Other early decision plan notification date
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C21 For the Fall 2016 entering class:
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22 Early action
C22
Yes
No
C22 Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are
notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular
notification date but do not have to commit to attending your
X
college?
C22 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C22 Early action closing date
C22 Early action notification date
C22 Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
C22
Yes
No
C22
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D. TRANSFER ADMISSION
Fall Applicants
D1
Yes
No
D1
Does your institution enroll transfer students? (If no,
X
please skip to Section E)
D1
If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing
credit by transferring credits earned from course work
X
completed at other colleges/universities?
D2
Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer
students in Fall 2016.
D2
Admitted
Enrolled
Applicants
Applicants
Applicants
D2
Men
380
192
113
D2
Women
149
60
36
D2
Total
529
252
149
Application for Admission
D3
Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
D3
Fall
X
D3
Winter
D3
Spring
X
D3
Summer
X
D4
Yes
No
D4
Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of
credits completed or else must apply as an entering
X
freshman?
D4
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:
D5
Recommended
Recommended
Required of All
Required of Some
Not Required
of All
of Some
D5
High school transcript
X
D5
College transcript(s)
X
D5
Essay or personal
X
statement
D5
Interview
X
D5
Standardized test scores
X
D5
Statement of good
standing from prior
X
institution(s)
D6
If a minimum high school grade point average is required
of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
N/A
D7
If a minimum college grade point average is required of
transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):
3.00
D8
List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:
D9
List application priority, closing, notification, and candidate reply dates for transfer students. If
applications are reviewed on a continuous or rolling basis, place a check mark in the “Rolling admission”
column.
D9
Rolling
Priority Date
Closing Date
Notification Date
Reply Date
Admission
D9
Fall
4/1
4/1
Rolling
5/1
D9
Winter
D9
Spring
10/15
10/15
Rolling
11/1
D9
Summer
4/1
4/1
Rolling
5/1
D10
Yes
No
D10 Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to
X
transfer students?
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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:
C
D13
Number
Unit Type
D13 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
110
SEM
transferred from a two-year institution:
D14
Number
Unit Type
D14 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
110
SEM
transferred from a four-year institution:
D15 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete
at your institution to earn an associate degree:
N/A
D16 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete
at your institution to earn a bachelor’s degree:
30.00
D17 Describe other transfer credit policies:
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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.
E1
Accelerated program
X
E1
Cooperative education program
X
E1
Cross-registration
E1
Distance learning
E1
Double major
X
E1
Dual enrollment
X
E1
English as a Second Language (ESL)
E1
Exchange student program (domestic)
X
E1
External degree program
E1
Honors Program
X
E1
Independent study
X
E1
Internships
X
E1
Liberal arts/career combination
E1
Student-designed major
E1
Study abroad
X
E1
Teacher certification program
E1
Weekend college
E1
Other (specify):
E2
This question has been removed from the Common Data Set.
E3
Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course
work prior to graduation:
E3
Arts/fine arts
X
E3
Computer literacy
X
E3
English (including composition)
E3
Foreign languages
E3
History
X
E3
Humanities
X
E3
Mathematics
X
E3
Philosophy
X
E3
Sciences (biological or physical)
X
E3
Social science
X
E3
Other (describe):
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 degree-seeking
undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2016 who fit the following categories:
F1
First-time, first-year
(freshman)
Undergraduates
students
F1
Percent who are from out of state (exclude
international/nonresident aliens from the numerator
and denominator)
46%
38%
F1
Percent of men who join fraternities
11%
11%
F1
Percent of women who join sororities
23%
24%
F1
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -
affiliated housing
88%
28%
F1
Percent who live off campus or commute
12%
72%
F1
Percent of students age 25 and older
0%
6%
F1
Average age of full-time students
18
20
F1
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
18
20
F2
Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.
F2
Campus Ministries
X
F2
Choral groups
X
F2
Concert band
X
F2
Dance
X
F2
Drama/theater
X
F2
International Student
X
Organization
F2
Jazz band
X
F2
Literary magazine
X
F2
Marching band
X
F2
Model UN
F2
Music ensembles
X
F2
Musical theater
X
F2
Opera
F2
Pep band
X
F2
Radio station
X
F2
Student government
X
F2
Student newspaper
X
F2
Student-run film society
F2
Symphony orchestra
X
F2
Television station
F2
Yearbook
X
F3
ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
F3
At Cooperating
Name of Cooperating
On Campus
Institution
Institution
F3
Army ROTC is offered:
X
F3
Naval ROTC is offered:
F3
Air Force ROTC is offered:
X
F4
Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for
undergraduates at your institution.
F4
Coed dorms
X
F4
Men's dorms
F4
Women's dorms
F4
Apartments for married students
X
F4
Apartments for single students
X
F4
Special housing for disabled
students
F4
Special housing for international
students
F4
Fraternity/sorority housing
X
F4
Cooperative housing
F4
Theme housing
X
F4
Wellness housing
F4
Other housing options (specify):
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G. ANNUAL EXPENSES
G0 Please provide the URL of your institution’s net price calculator:
Provide 2017-2018 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are
applicable to your institution.
Check here if your institution's 2017-2018 academic year costs of attendance are not available at this
X time and provide an approximate date (i.e., month/day) when your institution's final 2017-2018 academic
year costs of attendance will be available:
July, 2017
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 2017-2018 academic
year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours for institutions that derive annual tuition by multiplying
credit hour cost by number of credits). A full academic year refers to the period of time generally
extending from September to June; usually equated to two semesters, two trimesters, three
quarters, or the period covered by a four-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).
G1
First-Year
Undergraduates
G1 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
In-district
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-state (out-of-district):
$15,690
$15,690
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Out-of-state:
$34,020
$34,020
G1 NONRESIDENT ALIENS
Tuition:
G1 REQUIRED FEES:
$2,152
$2,152
G1 ROOM AND BOARD:
(on-campus)
$11,477
$11,477
G1 ROOM ONLY:
(on-campus)
G1 BOARD ONLY:
(on-campus meal plan)
G1 Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your
college cannot provide separate tuition and room and
board fees):
G1 Other:
G2
Minimum
Maximum
G2 Number of credits per term a student can take for the
stated full-time tuition
15
G3
Yes
No
G3 Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g.,
X
sophomore, junior, senior)?
G4
Yes
No
G4 Do tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional
X
program?
G4
%
G4 If yes, what percentage of full-time undergraduates pay
more than the tuition and fees reported in G1?
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G5 Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
G5
Commuters
Commuters
Residents
(living at home)
(not living at home)
G5 Books and supplies
$1,500
$1,500
$1,500
G5 Room only
$2,385
G5 Board only
G5 Room and board total (if your
college cannot provide separate
room and board figures for
commuters not living at home):
$9,072
G5 Transportation
$650
$1,300
$1,300
G5 Other expenses
$1,215
$1,310
$1,200
G6 Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges (tuition only)
G6 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-district:
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In-state (out-of-district):
$523.00
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Out-of-state:
$1,134.00
G6 NONRESIDENT ALIENS:
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H. FINANCIAL AID
Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
Enter total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking
undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, “total degree-seeking”
undergraduates) in the following categories. (Note: If the data being reported are final figures for the 2015-
2016 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2015-2016 academic year's CDS Question B1
cohort.) Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that is
non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid columns. (For
a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the entry for “non-
need-based scholarship or grant aid” on the last page of the definitions section.)
H1
2016-2017
2015-2016
estimated
final
H1
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1,
X
H2, H2A, and H6 below:
H3
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?
H3
Federal methodology (FM)
X
H3
Institutional methodology (IM)
H3
Both FM and IM
H1
Non-need-
Need-based $
based $
(Include non-need-
(Exclude non-need-
based aid used to
based aid used to
meet need.)
meet need.)
H1
Scholarships/Grants
H1
Federal
$3,222,391
$0
H1
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is
located)
$1,053,892
$0
H1
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded
grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition
waivers (which are reported below).
$10,084,219
$11,366,221
H1
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National
Merit) not awarded by the college
$1,993,048
$1,666,482
H1
Total Scholarships/Grants
$16,353,550
$13,032,703
H1
Self-Help
H1
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans)
$12,806,802
$14,197,842
H1
Federal Work-Study
$705,776
H1
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note:
Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.)
$2,423,689
$1,896,856
H1
Total Self-Help
$15,936,267
$16,094,698
H1
Other
H1
Parent Loans
$7,050,693
$5,824,881
H1
Tuition Waivers
Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose
to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere.
$19,849
$44,364
H1
Athletic Awards
$1,228,881
$2,141,919
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.
H2
First-time
Full-time
Less Than
Full-time
Undergraduate
Full-time
Freshmen
(Incl. Fresh.)
Undergraduate
H2
a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students
(CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2016 cohort)
1003
4334
199
H2
b) Number of students in line a who applied for need-
803
2842
118
based financial aid
H2
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to
471
2027
101
have financial need
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H2
d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any
471
2013
97
financial aid
H2
e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
236
1128
56
need-based scholarship or grant aid
H2
f)
Number of students in line d who were awarded any
407
1822
80
need-based self-help aid
H2
g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
411
1351
29
non-need-based scholarship or grant aid
H2
h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met
(exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
125
368
4
alternative loans)
H2
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
64.8%
56.7%
29.0%
well as any resources that were awarded to replace
EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
H2
j)
The average financial aid package of those in line d.
Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace
$ 15,787
$ 14,039
$ 7,180
EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
alternative loans)
H2
Average need-based scholarship and grant award of
k)
$ 5,626
$ 5,478
$ 4,008
those in line e
H2
l)
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS
loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)
$ 4,632
$ 5,405
$ 4,407
of those in line f
H2
m) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans,
unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of
$ 3,335
$ 4,661
$ 3,987
those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan
H2A Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number
of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who
were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort
awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one
row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
H2A
First-time
Full-time
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
Full-time
Freshmen
(Incl. Fresh.)
Undergrad
H2A n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need
and who were awarded institutional non-need-based
276
1282
11
scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were
awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits)
H2A o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n
$ 7,809
$ 8,182
$ 4,233
H2A p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an
institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or
24
331
10
grant
H2A q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in
$ 5,750
$ 9,177
$ 9,719
line p
H3
Incorporated into H1 above.
Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and
H5.
Include: * 2016 undergraduate class: all
students who started at your institution as first-
time students and received a bachelor's degree
between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
* only loans made to students who borrowed
while enrolled at your institution.
* co-signed loans.
Exclude: * students who transferred in.
* money borrowed at other institutions.
* parent loans
* students who did not graduate or who graduated with another degree or certificate (but no bachelor's degree)
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H4
Provide the number of students in the 2016 undergraduate class who started at your
institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2015
and June 30, 2016. Exclude students who transferred into your institution
844
Number and percent of students in class (defined in H4 above) borrowing from federal, non-federal, and any loan sources, and the
average (or mean) amount borrowed. NOTE: The “Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed,” is designed
to provide better information about student borrowing from federal and nonfederal (institutional, state, commercial) sources. The
H5
numbers, percentages, and averages for each row should be based only on the loan source specified for the particular row. For
example, the federal loans average (row b) should only be the cumulative average of federal loans and the private loans average
(row e) should only be the cumulative average of private loans.
Average per-
undergraduate-
Percent of the
borrower
Number in the
class (defined
cumulative
class (defined in
above) who
principal
H4 above) who
borrowed from
borrowed from
borrowed from
the types of
the types of loans
H5
the types of loans loans specified in specified in the
specified in the
the first column
first column
Source/Type of Loan
first column
(nearest 1%)
(nearest $1)
a) Any loan program: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford
Subsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state,
private loans that your institution is aware of, etc.
492
58.20%
$32,901
Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal
Family Education Loans.
b) Federal loan programs: Federal Perkins, Federal
Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both
479
56.70%
$23,142
Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family
Education Loans.
c) Institutional loan programs.
53
6.00%
$3,506
d) State loan programs.
0
0.00%
$0
e) Private student loans made by a bank or
137
16.20%
$35,888
lender.
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:
H6
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
X
H6
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
H6
Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available
H6
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:
H6
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-
seeking nonresident aliens:
H6
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-
seeking nonresident aliens:
H7
Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
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H7
Institution’s own financial aid form
H7
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
H7
International Student’s Financial Aid Application
H7
International Student’s Certification of Finances
H7
Other (specify):
Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
H8
Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
H8
FAFSA
X
H8
Institution's own financial aid form
H8
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
H8
State aid form
H8
Noncustodial PROFILE
H8
Business/Farm Supplement
H8
Other (specify):
H9
Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
H9
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:
3/1
H9
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:
H9
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a
rolling basis):
H10 Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
H10 a) Students notified on or about (date):
H10
Yes
No
H10 b) Students notified on a rolling basis:
H10
If yes, starting date:
3/15
H11 Indicate reply dates:
H11 Students must reply by (date):
5/1
H11 or within _______ weeks of notification.
Types of Aid Available
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
H12 Loans
H12 FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
H12 Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
X
H12 Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
X
H12 Direct PLUS Loans
X
H12 Federal Perkins Loans
X
H12 Federal Nursing Loans
H12 State Loans
H12 College/university loans from institutional funds
X
H12 Other (specify):
H13 Scholarships and Grants
H13 NEED-BASED:
H13 Federal Pell
X
H13 SEOG
X
H13 State scholarships/grants
X
H13 Private scholarships
X
H13 College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
X
H13 United Negro College Fund
H13 Federal Nursing Scholarship
H13 Other (specify):
H14 Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
H14
Non-Need Based
Need-Based
H14 Academics
X
X
H14 Alumni affiliation
H14 Art
H14 Athletics
X
H14 Job skills
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H14 ROTC
X
H14 Leadership
H14 Minority status
H14 Music/drama
X
H14 Religious affiliation
H14 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
Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2016. Include
faculty who are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses for
I1
IPEDS/AAUP.
The following definition of full-time instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) in its annual Faculty Compensation Survey (the part time definitions are not used by AAUP). Instructional
Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction,
including those with released time for research. Use the chart below to determine inclusions and exclusions:
Full-time
Part-time
Exclude
Include only if
(a) instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g.,
they teach one
those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, post-
or more non-
doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows
clinical credit
courses
Exclude
Include if they
(b) administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach,
teach one or
and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and
more non-
may have faculty status
clinical credit
courses
Exclude
Include
(c) other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even
though they do not have faculty status
Exclude
Exclude
(d) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have
titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like
Include
Exclude
(e) faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay
Exclude
Exclude
(f) faculty on leave without pay
Exclude
Include
(g) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay
Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time for
research)
Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also
includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions.
Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses
may be counted as part-time faculty.
Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaska Native;
Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.
Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, and Doctor
of Public Health in any field such as arts, sciences, education, engineering, business, and public administration. Also
includes terminal degrees formerly designated as “first professional,” including dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD),
optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary
medicine (DVM), chiropractic (DC or DCM), or law (JD).
Terminal degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).
I1
Full-Time
Part-Time
Total
I1
a)
Total number of instructional faculty
285
247
532
I1
b)
Total number who are members of minority groups
52
34
86
I1
c)
Total number who are women
80
83
163
I1
d)
Total number who are men
205
164
369
I1
e)
Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
19
6
25
f)
Total number with doctorate, or other terminal degree
I1
252
27
279
g)
Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal
I1
master's
28
24
52
I1
h)
Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's
4
21
25
Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note:
i)
I1
Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
1
175
176
Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs in
j)
I1
which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
0
0
0
I2
Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2016 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.
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Fall 2016 Student to Faculty ratio
15 to 1
(based on
5618 students
and
367.3 faculty).
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Undergraduate Class Size
In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and
class sections offered in the Fall 2016 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 2016. 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.
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Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled
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Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
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CLASS
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
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SECTIONS
93
151
143
93
83
109
36
708
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CLASS SUB-
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
100+
Total
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SECTIONS
11
41
145
38
9
18
6
268
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J. DEGREES CONFERRED
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Degrees conferred between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
J1
For each of the following discipline areas, provide the percentage of diplomas/certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees awarded. To
determine the percentage, use majors, not headcount (e.g., students with one degree but a double major will be represented twice).
Calculate the percentage from your institution’s IPEDS Completions by using the sum of 1st and 2nd majors for each CIP code as the
numerator and the sum of the Grand Total by 1st Majors and the Grand Total by 2nd major as the denominator. If you prefer, you can
compute the percentages using 1st majors only.
J1
CIP 2010 Categories
Category
Diploma/Certificates
Associate
Bachelor’s
to Include
J1
Agriculture
1
J1
Natural resources and conservation
3
J1
Architecture
4
J1
Area, ethnic, and gender studies
5
J1
Communication/journalism
9
J1
Communication technologies
10
J1
Computer and information sciences
5.50%
11
J1
Personal and culinary services
12
J1
Education
13
J1
Engineering
88.20%
14
J1
Engineering technologies
15
J1
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
16
J1
Family and consumer sciences
19
J1
Law/legal studies
22
J1
English
23
J1
Liberal arts/general studies
24
J1
Library science
25
J1
Biological/life sciences
26
J1
Mathematics and statistics
3.30%
27
J1
Military science and military technologies
28 & 29
J1
Interdisciplinary studies
30
J1
Parks and recreation
31
J1
Philosophy and religious studies
38
J1
Theology and religious vocations
39
J1
Physical sciences
2.00%
40
J1
Science technologies
41
J1
Psychology
42
J1
Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting, and
43
protective services
J1
Public administration and social services
44
J1
Social sciences
1.00%
45
J1
Construction trades
46
J1
Mechanic and repair technologies
47
J1
Precision production
48
J1
Transportation and materials moving
49
J1
Visual and performing arts
50
J1
Health professions and related programs
51
J1
Business/marketing
52
J1
History
54
J1
Other
J1
TOTAL (should = 100%)
0.00%
0.00%
100.00%
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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) and maintaining tribal affiliation or community attachment.
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: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian
subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the
Philippine Islands, Thailand, 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 or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
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.
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.
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Contact hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also
referred to as clock hour.
Continuous basis (for program enrollment): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions
that enroll students at any time during the academic year. For example, a cosmetology school or a word
processing school might allow students to enroll and begin studies at various times, with no requirement that
classes begin on a certain date.
Cooperative education program: A program that provides for alternate class attendance and employment
in business, industry, or government.
Cooperative housing: College-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing in which students share room and
board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses.
* Counseling service: Activities designed to assist students in making plans and decisions related to their
education, career, or personal development.
Credit: Recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be
applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Credit course: A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses
required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Credit hour: A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a
semester or trimester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number
of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Cross-registration: A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another
institution without having to apply to the second institution.
Deferred admission: The practice of permitting admitted students to postpone enrollment, usually for a
period of one academic term or one year.
Degree: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official
recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.
Degree-seeking students: Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as
seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in
vocational or occupational programs.
Differs by program (calendar system): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that
have occupational/vocational programs of varying length. These schools may enroll students at specific
times depending on the program desired. For example, a school might offer a two-month program in
January, March, May, September, and November; and a three-month program in January, April, and
October.
Diploma: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.
Distance learning: An option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable television, internet,
satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means.
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.
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Early decision plan: A plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and
financial aid offer if applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an
offer of admission and, if admitted, to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three
possible decisions for early decision applicants: admitted, denied, or not admitted but forwarded for
consideration with the regular applicant pool, without prejudice.
English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native
language is not English.
Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits
study for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time
required for a degree. See also Study abroad.
External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through
independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree
programs require minimal or no classroom attendance.
Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given
for participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs,
hobbies, student government, athletics, performing arts, etc.
First-time student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes
students enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level
in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned
before graduation from high school).
First-time, first-year (freshman) student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the
undergraduate level. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the
prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned
before graduation from high school).
First-year student: A student who has completed less than the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate
work; that is, less than 30 semester hours (in a 120-hour degree program) or less than 900 contact hours.
Freshman: A first-year undergraduate student.
*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 or Latino: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other
Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Honors program: Any special program for very able students offering the opportunity for educational
enrichment, independent study, acceleration, or some combination of these.
Independent study: Academic work chosen or designed by the student with the approval of the department
concerned, under an instructor’s supervision, and usually undertaken outside of the regular classroom
structure.
In-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state’s or institution’s
residency requirements.
International student: See Nonresident alien.
International student group: Student groups that facilitate cultural dialogue, support a diverse campus,
assist international students in acclimation and creating a social network.
Internship: Any short-term, supervised work experience usually related to a student’s major field, for which
the student earns academic credit. The work can be full- or part-time, on- or off-campus, paid or unpaid.
* Learning center: Center offering assistance through tutors, workshops, computer programs, or
audiovisual equipment in reading, writing, math, and skills such as taking notes, managing time, taking
tests.
* Legal services: Free or low cost legal advice for a range of issues (personal and other).
Liberal arts/career combination: Program in which a student earns undergraduate degrees in two
separate fields, one in a liberal arts major and the other in a professional or specialized major, whether on
campus or through cross‑registration.
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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.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of
Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
Nonresident alien: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is in this country
on a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely.
* On-campus day care: Licensed day care for students’ children (usually age 3 and up); usually for a fee.
Open admission: Admission policy under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with
GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other
qualifications.
Other expenses (costs): Include average costs for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a
required fee), and furnishings.
Out-of-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution’s
or state’s residency requirements.
Part-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits per semester or quarter, or
fewer than 24 contact hours a week each term.
* Personal counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to
explore personal, educational, or vocational issues.
Post-baccalaureate certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study
requiring 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s; designed for persons who have completed a baccalaureate
degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of master.
Post-master’s certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study of 24 credit
hours beyond the master’s degree but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral
level.
Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma: Includes the following three IPEDS definitions for
postsecondary awards, certificates, and diplomas of varying durations and credit/contact hour
requirements—
Less Than 1 Academic Year: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary
level (below the baccalaureate degree) in less than 1 academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) or in less
than 900 contact hours by a student enrolled full-time.
At Least 1 But Less Than 2 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the
postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 1 but less than 2 full-time equivalent
academic years, or designed for completion in at least 30 but less than 60 credit hours, or in at least 900 but
less than 1,800 contact hours.
At Least 2 But Less Than 4 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the
postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 2 but less than 4 full-time equivalent
academic years, or designed for completion in at least 60 but less than 120 credit hours, or in at least 1,800
but less than 3,600 contact hours.
Private institution: An educational institution controlled by a private individual(s) or by a nongovernmental
agency, usually supported primarily by other than public funds, and operated by other than publicly elected
or appointed officials.
Private for-profit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives
compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.
Private nonprofit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no
compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both
independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
Proprietary institution: See Private for-profit institution.
Public institution: An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected
or appointed school officials, and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Quarter calendar system: A calendar system in which the academic year consists of three sessions called
quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional
quarter in the summer.
Race/ethnicity: Category used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the
eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A
person may be counted in only one group.
Race/ethnicity unknown: Category used to classify students or employees whose race/ethnicity is not
known and whom institutions are unable to place in one of the specified racial/ethnic categories.
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Religious affiliation/commitment (as admission factor): Special consideration given in the admission
process for affiliation with a certain church or faith/religion, commitment to a religious vocation, or
observance of certain religious tenets/lifestyle.
* Religious counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want
to explore religious problems or issues.
* Remedial services: Instructional courses designed for students deficient in the general competencies
necessary for a regular postsecondary curriculum and educational setting.
Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large
proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application
fees or optional fees such as lab fees or parking fees.
Resident alien or other eligible non-citizen: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States
and who has been admitted as a legal immigrant for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident alien
status (and who holds either an alien registration card [Form I-551 or I-151], a Temporary Resident Card
[Form 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.
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White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
* Women’s center: Center with programs, academic activities, and/or services intended to promote an
understanding of the evolving roles of women.
Work experience (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students who have been employed
prior to application, whether for relevance to major, demonstration of employment-related skills, or as
explanation of student’s academic and extracurricular record.
Financial Aid Definitions
Awarded aid: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.
External scholarships and grants: Scholarships and grants received from outside (private) sources that
students bring with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork
to receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.
Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid
applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.
Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan program (federal, state, subsidized,
unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student
loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.
Institutional scholarships and grants: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants for
which the institution determines the recipient.
Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's
own standards.
Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other
sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and
noninstitutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).
Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other
sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify.
Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a
student must demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from
institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income)
awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When
reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as 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.
Private student loans: A nonfederal loan made by a lender such as a bank, credit union or private lender
used to pay for up to the annual cost of education, less any financial aid received.
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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