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NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS
What Is IPEDS?
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data
System (IPEDS) is a system of survey components
that collects data from nearly 6,700 institutions that
provide postsecondary education across the United
States. IPEDS collects institution-level data on
students (enrollment and graduation rates), student
charges, program completions, faculty, staff, and
finances.
These data are used at the federal and state level for
policy analysis and development; at the institutional
level for benchmarking and peer analysis; and by
students and parents, through the College Navigator
(http://collegenavigator.ed.gov), to aid in the college
search process. For more information about IPEDS,
see http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds.
What Is the Purpose of This Report?
The Data Feedback Report is intended to provide
institutions a context for examining the data they
submitted to IPEDS. Our goal is to produce a report
that is useful to institutional executives and that may
help improve the quality and comparability of IPEDS
data.
What Is in This Report?
The figures provided in this report are those
suggested by the IPEDS Technical Review Panel.
They were developed to provide selected indicators
and data elements for your institution and a
comparison group of institutions. The figures are
based on data collected during the 2009-10 IPEDS
collection cycle and are the most recent data
available. Additional information about these
indicators is provided in the Methodological Notes at
the end of the report. On the next page is a list of the
institutions in your comparison group and the criteria
used for their selection. Please refer to "Comparison
Group" in the Methodological Notes for more
information.
Where Can I Do More with IPEDS Data?
The Executive Peer Tool (ExPT) is designed to
provide campus executives easy access to
institutional and comparison group data. Using the
ExPT, you can produce reports using different
comparison groups and access a wider range of
IPEDS variables. The ExPT is available through the
IPEDS Data Center (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/data
center).
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COMPARISON GROUP
Comparison group data are included to provide a context for interpreting your institution’s statistics. If your institution did not define a Custom
Comparison Group for this report by July 14, NCES selected a comparison group for you based on the institutional characteristics detailed
immediately above the listing of the comparison group institutions. (If the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education was used
as an institutional characteristic in the definition of a comparison group, the 2005 Basic version was used.) The comparison group used in this
report may not reflect your institution’s peer group, or you may wish to compare your institution to other groups. The Executive Peer Tool
(ExPT) (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/) can be used to reproduce the figures in this report using different peer groups.
The custom comparison group chosen by Colorado School of Mines includes the following 10 institutions:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (Atlanta, GA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City, SD)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
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Figure 1.
Percent of all students enrolled, by race/ethnicity and percent of students who are women: Fall 2009
Image description.
Bar chart with 9 groups with 2 items per group.
Y scale titled Percent.
Group 1, American Indian or Alaska Native.
Item 1, Your institution 1.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 1.
Group 2, Asian/Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander.
Item 1, Your institution 5.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 8.
Group 3, Black or African American.
Item 1, Your institution 1.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 3.
Group 4, Hispanic/Latino.
Item 1, Your institution 5.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 5.
Group 5, White.
Item 1, Your institution 65.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 65.
Group 6, Two or more races.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 0.01.
Group 7, Race/ethnicity unknown.
Item 1, Your institution 13.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 4.
Group 8, Nonresident alien.
Item 1, Your institution 10.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 13.
Group 9, Women.
Item 1, Your institution 29.
100
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 28.
Race/ethnicity or gender
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Nonresident alien
Women
Alaska Native
Pacific Islander
African American
unknown
Race/ethnicity or gender
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: For this survey year, institutions could report race and ethnicity using both 1977 (old) and 1997 (new) Office of Management and Budget categories. Categories shown in
this figure are derived by adding comparable categories from both old and new; however, the "Two or more races" category appears only in the 1997 version. For more
information about disaggregation of data by race and ethnicity, please see the Methodological Notes at the end of this report. Median values for the comparison group will not add
to 100 percent. See "Use of Median Values for Comparison Group" in the Methodological Notes at the end of this report for how median values are determined. N is the number of
institutions in the comparison group.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Fall Enrollment
component.
Figure 2.
Unduplicated 12-month headcount of all students and of
Figure 3.
Number of degrees awarded, by level: 2008-09
undergraduate students (2008-09), total FTE enrollment
(2008-09), and full- and part-time fall enrollment (Fall
2009)
Image description.
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Enrollment measure
Horizontal Bar chart with 5 groups with 2 items per group.
Level of degree
X scale titled Number of students.
Horizontal Bar chart with 4 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, Unduplicated headcount - total.
X scale titled Number of degrees.
Item 1, Your institution 4839.
Group 1, Doctor's.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 6979.
Item 1, Your institution 50.
Group 2, Unduplicated headcount - undergraduates.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 58.
Item 1, Your institution 3606.
Group 2, Master's.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 4733.
Item 1, Your institution 235.
Group 3, Total FTE enrollment.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 307.
Item 1, Your institution 4510.
Group 3, Bachelor's.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 6045.
Item 1, Your institution 620.
Group 4, Full-time fall enrollment.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 889.
Enrollment measure
Level of degree
Item 1, Your institution 4383.
Group 4, Associate's.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 6048.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 5, Part-time fall enrollment.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 0.01.
Item 1, Your institution 741.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 647.
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Unduplicated
4,839
50
headcount - total
6,979
Doctor's
58
Unduplicated
3,606
headcount -
undergraduates
4,733
235
Master's
307
Total FTE
4,510
enrollment
6,045
620
Bachelor's
889
Full-time
4,383
fall enrollment
6,048
0
Part-time
741
Associate's
fall enrollment
647
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Number of degrees
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: For details on calculating full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, see
NOTE: For additional information about postbaccalaureate degree levels, see the
Calculating FTE in the Methodological Notes at the end of this report. Total
Methodology Notes. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
headcount, FTE, and full- and part-time fall enrollment include both undergraduate
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
and postbaccalaureate students, when applicable. N is the number of institutions in
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2009, Completions
the comparison group.
component.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2009, 12-month
Enrollment component and Spring 2010, Fall Enrollment component.
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Figure 4.
Academic year tuition and required fees for full-time,
Figure 5.
Average net price of attendance for full-time, first-time,
first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates:
degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students
2006-07--2009-10
receiving grant or scholarship aid: 2006-07--2008-09
Image description.
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Academic year
Horizontal Bar chart with 4 groups with 2 items per group.
Academic year
X scale titled Tuition and fees.
Horizontal Bar chart with 3 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, 2009-10.
X scale titled Net price.
Item 1, Your institution $12244.
Group 1, 2008-09.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $12102.
Item 1, Your institution $16691.
Group 2, 2008-09.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $15557.
Item 1, Your institution $11239.
Group 2, 2007-08.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $11622.
Item 1, Your institution $16010.
Group 3, 2007-08.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $14829.
Item 1, Your institution $10050.
Group 3, 2006-07.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $10590.
Item 1, Your institution $14665.
Group 4, 2006-07.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $13196.
Academic year
Academic year
Item 1, Your institution $8835.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $9708.
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$12,244
2009-10
$16,691
$12,102
2008-09
$15,557
$11,239
2008-09
$11,622
$16,010
2007-08
$14,829
$10,050
2007-08
$10,590
$14,665
$8,835
2006-07
2006-07
$13,196
$9,708
$0
$2,500
$5,000
$7,500
$10,000
$12,500
$0
$5,000
$10,000
$15,000
$20,000
Tuition and fees
Net price
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the
NOTE: Average net price is for full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking
categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. N is the number of institutions in
undergraduate students and is generated by subtracting the average amount of
the comparison group.
federal, state/local government, and institutional grant and scholarship aid from the
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2009, Institutional
and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average room and board
Characteristics component.
and other expenses. For more information, see the Methodological Notes at the end
of this report. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2009, Institutional
Characteristics component; Spring 2010, Student Financial Aid component.
Figure 6.
Percent of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking
Figure 7.
Average amounts of grant or scholarship aid from the
undergraduate students who received grant or
federal government, state/local government, or the
scholarship aid from the federal government, state/local
institution, or loans received, by full-time, first-time
government, or the institution, or loans, by type of aid:
degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, by
2008-09
type of aid: 2008-09
Image description.
Image description.
Type of aid
Horizontal Bar chart with 8 groups with 2 items per group.
Type of aid
X scale titled Percent of students.
Horizontal Bar chart with 8 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, Any grant aid.
X scale titled Aid dollars.
Item 1, Your institution 70.
Group 1, Any grant aid.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 91.
Item 1, Your institution $7138.
Group 2, Federal grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $8786.
Item 1, Your institution 16.
Group 2, Federal grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 18.
Item 1, Your institution $4727.
Group 3, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $5059.
Item 1, Your institution 16.
Group 3, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 17.
Item 1, Your institution $3346.
Group 4, State/local grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $3477.
Type of aid
Type of aid
Item 1, Your institution 15.
Group 4, State/local grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 31.
Item 1, Your institution $3699.
Group 5, Institutional grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $2225.
Item 1, Your institution 59.
Group 5, Institutional grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 72.
Item 1, Your institution $6318.
Group 6, Any loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $8431.
Item 1, Your institution 49.
Group 6, Any loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 56.
Item 1, Your institution $6498.
Group 7, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $6242.
Item 1, Your institution 48.
Group 7, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 54.
Item 1, Your institution $5205.
Group 8, Other loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $5090.
Item 1, Your institution 9.
Group 8, Other loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 9.
Item 1, Your institution $7431.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $10355.
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aid
91
aid
$8,786
Federal
16
Federal
$4,727
grants
18
grants
$5,059
Pell
16
Pell
$3,346
grants
17
grants
$3,477
State/local
15
State/local
$3,699
grants
31
grants
$2,225
Institutional
59
Institutional
$6,318
grants
72
grants
$8,431
Any loans
49
$6,498
56
Any loans
$6,242
Federal
48
Federal
$5,205
loans
54
loans
$5,090
Other loans
9
$7,431
9
Other loans
$10,355
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$12,000
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Aid dollars
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: Any grant aid above includes grant or scholarship aid from the federal
NOTE: Any grant aid above includes grant or scholarship aid from the federal
government, state/local government, or the institution. Federal grants includes Pell
government, state/local government, or the institution. Federal grants includes Pell
grants and other federal grants. Any loans includes federal loans and other loans to
grants and other federal grants. Any loans includes federal loans and other loans to
students. For details on how students are counted for financial aid reporting, see
students. Average amounts of aid were calculated by dividing the total aid awarded
Cohort Determination in the Methodological Notes at the end of this report. N is the
by the total number of recipients in each institution. N is the number of institutions
number of institutions in the comparison group.
in the comparison group.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Student
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Student
Financial Aid component.
Financial Aid component.
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Figure 8.
Percent of all undergraduates receiving aid by type of
Figure 9.
Average amount of aid received by all undergraduates,
aid: 2008-09
by type of aid: 2008-09
Image description.
Image description.
Type of aid
Horizontal Bar chart with 3 groups with 2 items per group.
Type of aid
X scale titled Percent of students.
Horizontal Bar chart with 3 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, Any grant aid.
X scale titled Aid dollars.
Item 1, Your institution 62.
Group 1, Any grant aid.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 72.
Item 1, Your institution $7261.
Group 2, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $9020.
Item 1, Your institution 14.
Group 2, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 17.
Item 1, Your institution $3277.
Group 3, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $3408.
Item 1, Your institution 43.
Group 3, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 47.
Item 1, Your institution $6134.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $6424.
Type of aid
Type of aid
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62
$7,261
Any grant aid
Any grant aid
72
$9,020
14
$3,277
Pell grants
Pell grants
17
$3,408
43
$6,134
Federal
Federal
loans
loans
47
$6,424
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Aid dollars
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: Any grant aid above includes grant or scholarship aid from the federal
NOTE: Any grant aid above includes grant or scholarship aid from the federal
government, state/local government, the institution, or other sources. Federal loans
government, state/local government, the institution, or other sources. Federal loans
includes only federal loans to students. N is the number of institutions in the
includes federal loans to students. Average amounts of aid were calculated by
comparison group.
dividing the total aid awarded by the total number of recipients in each institution. N
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Student
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Financial Aid component.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Student
Financial Aid component.
Figure 10. Graduation rate cohort as a percent of all
Figure 11. Bachelor's degree graduation rates of full-time,
undergraduates and as a percent of total entering
first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates
students (Fall 2009); graduation rate and transfer-out rate
within 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years: 2001 cohort
(2003 cohort); and retention rates (Fall 2009)
Image description.
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Measure
Horizontal Bar chart with 6 groups with 2 items per group.
Time to program completion
X scale titled Percent.
Horizontal Bar chart with 3 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, Graduation rate cohort as a percent of undergraduates (N=10).
X scale titled Graduation rate.
Item 1, Your institution 24.
Group 1, 4 years.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 21.
Item 1, Your institution 41.
Group 2, Graduation rate cohort as a percent of total entering students (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 29.
Item 1, Your institution 89.
Group 2, 6 years.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 79.
Item 1, Your institution 67.
Group 3, Graduation rate, overall (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 70.
Item 1, Your institution 67.
Group 3, 8 years.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 72.
Item 1, Your institution 71.
Group 4, Transfer-out rate (N=4).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 72.
Measure
Time to program completion
Item 1, Your institution 10.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 21.
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Item 2, Comparison Group Median 71.
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24
as a percent of
21
undergraduates (N=10)
41
4 years
Graduation rate cohort
89
29
as a percent of total
79
entering students (N=10)
Graduation rate,
67
overall (N=10)
72
67
6 years
Transfer-out rate
10
70
(N=4)
21
Full-time retention
89
rate (N=10)
90
71
8 years
Part-time retention
33
72
rate (N=7)
71
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80
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Graduation rate
Your institution
Comparison Group Median
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: Graduation rate cohort includes all full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-
NOTE: The 6-year graduation rate is the Student Right-to-Know (SRK) rate; the 4-
seeking undergraduate students. Entering class includes all students coming to the
and 8-year rates are calculated using the same methodology. For more information
institution for the first time. Only institutions with a mission to prepare students to
see the Methodological Notes at the end of the report. N is the number of
transfer are required to report transfers out. Graduation and transfer-out rates are
institutions in the comparison group.
the Student Right-to-Know rates. Retention rates are measured from the fall of first
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
enrollment to the following fall. 4-yr institutions report retention rates for students
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, 200%
seeking a bachelor's degree. Median values for the comparison group will not add
Graduation Rates component.
to 100 percent. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Graduation
Rates component and Fall Enrollment component.
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Figure 12. Full-time equivalent staff, by assigned position: Fall 2009
Figure 13. Average salaries of full-time instructional staff equated
to 9-month contracts, by academic rank: Academic year
2009-10
Image description.
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Staff category
Horizontal Bar chart with 4 groups with 2 items per group.
Academic rank
X scale titled Number of staff.
Horizontal Bar chart with 7 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, Instruction/ research/ public service.
X scale titled Average salary.
Item 1, Your institution 374.
Group 1, All ranks (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 505.
Item 1, Your institution $88217.
Group 2, Executive/ administrative/ managerial.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $96369.
Item 1, Your institution 80.
Group 2, Professor (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 130.
Item 1, Your institution $122767.
Group 3, Other professional (support/service).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $121909.
Item 1, Your institution 132.
Group 3, Associate professor (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 366.
Item 1, Your institution $85012.
Group 4, Non-professional.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $89522.
Staff category
Academic rank
Item 1, Your institution 233.
Group 4, Assistant professor (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 491.
Item 1, Your institution $77446.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $79133.
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Item 1, Your institution $52560.
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Item 2, Comparison Group Median $52727.
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Group 6, Lecturer (N=8).
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Item 1, Your institution $60029.
ComparisonGroupLegend, Label: Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $52181.
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Group 7, No academic rank (N=5).
ComparisonGroupLegendLine1, Label:
Item 1, Your institution $19404.
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Item 2, Comparison Group Median $47570.
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All ranks
$88,217
Instruction/
374
(N=10)
$96,369
research/
public service
505
$122,767
Professor (N=10)
$121,909
Executive/
80
Associate professor
$85,012
administrative/
(N=10)
$89,522
managerial
130
Assistant professor
$77,446
(N=10)
$79,133
Other professional
132
Instructor
$52,560
(support/service)
366
(N=9)
$52,727
Lecturer
$60,029
(N=8)
$52,181
233
Non-professional
491
No academic rank
$19,404
(N=5)
$47,570
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200
300
400
500
600
$0
$25,000
$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
Number of staff
Average salary
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median
NOTE: Graduate assistants are not included in this figure. For information on the
NOTE: Average full-time instructional staff salaries for 11/12-month contracts were
calculation of FTE of staff, see the Methodological Notes. N is the number of
equated to 9-month average salaries by multiplying the 11/12-month salary by .8182.
institutions in the comparison group.
Salaries based on less than 9-month contracts are not included. Medical school
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
salaries are not included. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2009-10, Human
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Resources component.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2009-10, Human
Resources component.
Figure 14. Percent distribution of core revenues, by source: Fiscal
Figure 15. Core expenses per FTE enrollment, by function: Fiscal
year 2009
year 2009
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Expense function
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Group 1, Tuition and fees.
X scale titled Dollars per FTE.
Item 1, Your institution 42.
Group 1, Instruction.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 28.
Item 1, Your institution $10694.
Group 2, State appropriations.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) $9516.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 2, Research.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 30.
Item 1, Your institution $7613.
Group 3, Local appropriations.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) $8843.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 3, Public service.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 0.01.
Item 1, Your institution $0.01.
Group 4, Government grants and contracts.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) $833.
Revenue source
Expense function
Item 1, Your institution 39.
Group 4, Academic support.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 35.
Item 1, Your institution $2310.
Group 5, Other core revenues.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) $1886.
Item 1, Your institution 18.
Group 5, Institutional support.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 8.
Item 1, Your institution $2550.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) $3437.
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$10,694
42
Instruction
Tuition and fees
$9,516
28
$7,613
Research
$8,843
State
0
appropriations
30
$0
Public service
$833
Local 0
$2,310
Academic support
appropriations
0
$1,886
$2,550
Institutional support
Government grants
39
$3,437
and contracts
35
$766
Student services
$1,677
Other core
18
$6,277
revenues
8
Other core
expenses
$5,207
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20
30
40
50
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$2,000
$4,000
$6,000
$8,000
$10,000
$12,000
Percent
Dollars per FTE
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=6)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=6)
NOTE: The comparison group median is based on those members of the
NOTE: The comparison group median is based on those members of the
comparison group that report finance data using the same accounting standards as
comparison group that report finance data using the same accounting standards as
the comparison institution. For a detailed definition of core revenues, see the
the comparison institution. Expenses per full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment,
Methodological Notes. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
particularly instruction, may be inflated because finance data includes all core
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
expenses while FTE reflects credit activity only. For details on calculating FTE
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2010, Finance
enrollment and a detailed definition of core expenses, see the Methodological
component.
Notes. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2009, 12-month
Enrollment component and Spring 2010, Finance component.
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METHODOLOGICAL NOTES
Overview
Cohort Determination for Reporting Student Financial Aid and
Graduation Rates
This report is based on data supplied by institutions to IPEDS during the
2009-10 survey year. Response rates exceeded 99 percent for most
Student cohorts for reporting Student Financial Aid and Graduation Rates
surveys. Detailed response tables are included in IPEDS First Look reports,
data are based on the reporting type of the institution. For institutions that
which can be found at
report based on an academic year (those operating on standard academic
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/getpubcats.asp?sid=010.
terms), student counts and cohorts are based on fall term data. Student
counts and cohorts for program reporters (those that do not operate on
Use of Median Values for Comparison Group
standard academic terms) are based on unduplicated counts of students
enrolled during a full 12-month period.
The value for the comparison institution is compared to the median value
for the comparison group for each statistic included in the figure. If more
Description of Statistics Used in the Figures
than one statistic is presented in a figure, the median values are
determined separately for each indicator or statistic. Medians are not
Average Net Price of Attendance
reported for comparison groups with less than three values. Where
percentage distributions are presented, median values may not add to 100
percent. Through the ExPT, users have access to all of the data used to
Average net price is calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-
create the figures included in this report.
seeking undergraduates who received grant or scholarship aid from the
federal government, state/local government, or the institution anytime
during the full aid year. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Average
Missing Statistics
net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal,
state/local government, and institutional grant and scholarship aid from the
total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published
If a statistic is not reported for your institution, the omission indicates that
tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state for public
the statistic is not relevant to your institution and the data were not
institutions), books and supplies, and the weighted average room and
collected. As such, not all notes listed below may be applicable to your
board and other expenses.
report.
Core Expenses
Use of Imputed Data
Core expenses for public institutions using the Governmental Accounting
All IPEDS data are subject to imputation for total (institutional) and partial
Standards Board (GASB) standards include expenses for instruction,
(item) nonresponse. If necessary, imputed values were used to prepare
research, public service, academic support, institutional support, student
your report.
services, operation and maintenance of plant, depreciation, interest,
scholarships and fellowships, other expenses, and nonoperating expenses.
Core expenses for private, not-for-profit and for-profit, and a small number
Data Confidentiality
of public institutions reporting under the Financial Accounting Standards
Board (FASB) standards include expenses for instruction, research, public
service, academic support, student services, institutional support, net grant
IPEDS data are not collected under a pledge of confidentiality.
aid to students, and other expenses. For all institutions, core expenses
exclude expenses for auxiliary enterprises (e.g., bookstores, dormitories),
hospitals, and independent operations. Expenses for operation and
Disaggregation of Data by Race/Ethnicity
maintenance of plant, depreciation, and interest for GASB institutions are
included in other core expenses, but are allocated to each of the other
When applicable, some statistics are disaggregated by race/ethnicity.
functions for FASB institutions.
Between survey years 2008-09 and 2010-11, the categories used for the
collection and reporting of race/ethnicity data in IPEDS are transitioning to
Core Revenues
those developed in 1997 by the Office of Management and Budget, and
institutions may report using either those categories, the older (1977)
categories, or a mixture of both. Therefore, during the transition, only
Core revenues for public institutions reporting under GASB standards
derived categories that present comparable data will be displayed. Detailed
include tuition and fees; government appropriations (federal, state, and
information about these changes can be found at
local); government grants and contracts; private gifts, grants, and
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/reic/resource.asp.
contracts; investment income; other operating and nonoperating sources;
and other revenues and additions. Core revenues for private, not-for-profit
institutions (and a small number of public institutions) reporting under
Postbaccalaureate Degree Categories
FASB include tuition and fees; government appropriations (federal, state,
and local); government grants and contracts; private gifts, grants, and
contracts; investment return; sales and services of educational activities;
In 2008-09 IPEDS, new postbaccalaureate degree categories were
and other sources. Core revenues for private, for-profit institutions
introduced as optional. The new categories are Doctor’s degree-
reporting under FASB standards include tuition and fees; government
Research/scholarship, Doctor’s degree-Professional practice, and Doctor’s
appropriations (federal, state, and local); government grants and contracts;
degree-Other. In addition, the First-professional degree and certificate
private grants and contracts; net investment income; sales and services of
categories and the single Doctor’s degree category are being phased out.
educational activities; and other sources. In general, core revenues
During the transition period, all First-professional students are reflected as
exclude revenues from auxiliary enterprises (e.g., bookstores, dormitories),
graduate students, all First-professional degrees awarded are reflected as
hospitals, and independent operations.
Doctor’s degrees, and all Doctor’s degrees reported under the new
categories are aggregated under a single Doctor’s degree category, so that
data reported by all institutions are comparable.
Equated Instructional Staff Salaries
Total salary outlays for full-time instructional staff on 11/12-month contracts
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were equated to 9-month outlays by multiplying the outlay for 11/12-month
regardless of the duration of service, and amounts made to or on behalf of
contracted instructional staff by 0.8182. The equated outlays were then
an individual over and above that received in the form of a salary or wage.
added to the outlays for 9/10-month instructional staff to determine an
Frequently, benefits are associated with an insurance payment. Private, for-
average salary for each rank. Salaries are not included for medical school
profit institutions under FASB standards do not report salaries.
staff or staff on less-than-9-month contracts.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
FTE for Enrollment
The guidance provided to institutions for calculating their student-to-faculty
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment used in this report is the sum of
ratio is as follows: the number of FTE students (using Fall Enrollment data)
the institution’s FTE undergraduate enrollment and FTE graduate
divided by the total FTE instructional staff (using the total Primarily
enrollment (as calculated from or reported on the 12-month Enrollment
instruction + Instruction/research/public service staff reported on the EAP
component) plus the estimated FTE of first-professional students, if
section of the Human Resources component and adding any not primarily
applicable. Undergraduate and graduate FTE are estimated using 12-
instructional staff that are teaching a credit course). For this calculation,
month instructional activity (credit and/or contact hours). All doctor’s
FTE for students is equal to the number of full-time students plus one-third
degree students are reported as graduate students. First-professional FTE
the number of part-time students; FTE for instructional staff is similarly
is estimated by calculating the ratio of full-time to part-time first-
calculated. Students enrolled in "stand-alone" graduate or professional
professional students from the fall enrollment counts and applying this ratio
programs (such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, or
to the 12-month unduplicated headcount of first-professional students. The
public health) and instructional staff teaching in these programs are
estimated number of full-time first-professional students is added to one-
excluded from the FTE calculations.
third of the estimated number of part-time students. See “Calculation of
FTE Students (using instructional activity)” in the IPEDS Glossary at
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary/.
Total Entering Undergraduate Students
Total entering students are students at the undergraduate level, both full-
FTE for Staff
and part-time, new to the institution in the fall term (or the prior summer
term who returned again in the fall). This includes all first-time
The full-time equivalent (FTE) of staff is calculated by summing the total
undergraduate students, students transferring into the institution at the
number of full-time staff from the Employees by Assigned Position (EAP)
undergraduate level, and nondegree/certificate-seeking undergraduates
section of the Human Resources component and adding one-third of the
entering in the fall. Only degree-granting, academic year reporting
total number of part-time staff.
institutions provide total entering student data.
Graduation Rates and Transfer-out Rate
Tuition and Required Fees
Graduation rates are those developed to satisfy the requirements of the
Tuition is defined as the amount of money charged to students for
Student Right-to-Know and Higher Education Opportunity Acts and are
instructional services; required fees are those fixed sum charges to
defined as the total number of individuals from a given cohort of full-time,
students for items not covered by tuition that are required of such a large
first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates who completed a
proportion of all students that the student who does not pay the charge is an
degree or certificate within a given percent of normal time (for the degree
exception. The amounts used in this report are for full-time, first-time,
or certificate) before the ending status date of August 31, 2009, divided by
degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates and are those used by the
the entire cohort of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking
financial aid office to determine need. For institutions that have differential
undergraduates minus any allowable exclusions. Institutions are permitted
tuition rates for in-district or in-state students, the lowest tuition rate is used
to exclude from the initial cohort students who died or were totally and
in the figure. Only institutions that operate on standard academic terms will
permanently disabled; those who left school to serve in the armed forces
have tuition figures included in their report.
or were called to active duty; those who left to serve with a foreign aid
service of the federal government, such as the Peace Corps; and those
who left to serve on an official church mission. Transfer-out rate is the total
Additional Methodological Information
number of students from the cohort who are known to have transferred out
of the reporting institution within the same time period, divided by the same
Additional methodological information on the IPEDS components can be
adjusted cohort. Only institutions with a mission that includes preparing
found in the publications available at
students to transfer are required to report transfers out.
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/getpubcats.asp?sid=010.
Additional definitions of variables used in this report can be found in the
Retention Rates
IPEDS online glossary available at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary/.
Full-time retention rates are defined as the number of full-time, first-time,
degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who enter the institution
for the first time in the fall and who return to the same institution the
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following fall (as either full- or part-time), divided by the total number of full-
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entrance. Part-time retention rates are similarly defined. For 4-year
institutions offering a bachelor’s degree, this rate is reported only for those
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first-time students seeking a bachelor’s degree. For less than 4-year
institutions, the rate is calculated for all first-time degree/certificate-seeking
students.
Salaries, Wages, and Benefits
Salaries, wages, and benefits, for public institutions under GASB
standards, and private, not-for-profit institutions under FASB standards,
include amounts paid as compensation for services to all employees
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