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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 about 7,500 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 2011-12 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 15, NCES selected a comparison group for you. (In this case, the characteristics used to define the
comparison group appears below.) 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 2011
Image description.
Bar chart with 10 groups with 2 items per group.
Y scale titled Percent.
Group 1, American Indian or Alaska Native.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 0.01, hover text on image.
Group 2, Asian.
Item 1, Your institution 4, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 7, hover text on image.
Group 3, Black or African American.
Item 1, Your institution 1, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 2, hover text on image.
Group 4, Hispanic/Latino.
Item 1, Your institution 7, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 6, hover text on image.
Group 5, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 0.01, hover text on image.
Group 6, White.
Item 1, Your institution 70, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 61, hover text on image.
Group 7, Two or more races.
Item 1, Your institution 1, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 2, hover text on image.
Group 8, Race/ethnicity unknown.
Item 1, Your institution 5, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 3, hover text on image.
Group 9, Nonresident alien.
Item 1, Your institution 11, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 16, hover text on image.
100
Group 10, Women.
Item 1, Your institution 28, hover text on image.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 29, hover text on image.
Race/ethnicity or gender
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Women
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African American
or other
unknown
Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity or gender
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: 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 2012, Fall Enrollment component.
Figure 2.
Unduplicated 12-month headcount of all students and of
Figure 3.
Number of degrees awarded, by level: 2010-11
undergraduate students (2010-11), total FTE enrollment
(2010-11), and full- and part-time fall enrollment (Fall
2011)
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 6 groups with 2 items per group.
Group 1, Unduplicated headcount - total.
X scale titled Number of degrees.
Item 1, Your institution 6709.
Group 1, Doctor's Research/ Scholarship.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 7175.
Item 1, Your institution 48.
Group 2, Unduplicated headcount - undergraduates.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 65.
Item 1, Your institution 3962.
Group 2, Doctor's Professional Practice.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 4919.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 3, Total FTE enrollment.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 0.01.
Item 1, Your institution 5070.
Group 3, Doctor's Other.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 6398.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 4, Full-time fall enrollment.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 0.01.
Enrollment measure
Level of degree
Item 1, Your institution 4892.
Group 4, Master's.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 6222.
Item 1, Your institution 336.
Group 5, Part-time fall enrollment.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 431.
Item 1, Your institution 632.
Group 5, Bachelor's.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 643.
Item 1, Your institution 669.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 997.
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Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
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Doctor's
48
Unduplicated
6,709
Research/
headcount - total
65
7,175
Scholarship
Doctor's
0
Unduplicated
Professional
3,962
0
headcount -
Practice
undergraduates
4,919
Doctor's
0
Other
0
Total FTE
5,070
enrollment
6,398
336
Master's
431
Full-time
4,892
fall enrollment
6,222
669
Bachelor's
997
Part-time
632
0
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643
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Comparison Group Median (N=10)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: For details on calculating full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, see Calculating
NOTE: For additional information about postbaccalaureate degree levels, see the
FTE in the Methodological Notes at the end of this report. Total headcount, FTE, and full-
Methodology Notes. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
and part-time fall enrollment include both undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students,
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
when applicable. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2011, Completions
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
component.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2011, 12-month
Enrollment component and Spring 2012, 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
2008-09--2011-12
receiving grant or scholarship aid: 2008-09--2010-11
Image description.
Image description.
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, 2011-12.
X scale titled Net price.
Item 1, Your institution $14453.
Group 1, 2010-11.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $13414.
Item 1, Your institution $20401.
Group 2, 2010-11.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $14886.
Item 1, Your institution $13425.
Group 2, 2009-10.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $12694.
Item 1, Your institution $17885.
Group 3, 2009-10.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $14257.
Item 1, Your institution $12244.
Group 3, 2008-09.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $12102.
Item 1, Your institution $16951.
Group 4, 2008-09.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $15354.
Academic year
Academic year
Item 1, Your institution $11239.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $11622.
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$14,453
2011-12
$20,401
$13,414
2010-11
$14,886
$13,425
2010-11
$12,694
$17,885
2009-10
$14,257
$12,244
2009-10
$12,102
$16,951
$11,239
2008-09
2008-09
$15,354
$11,622
$0
$2,500
$5,000
$7,500
$10,000
$12,500
$15,000
$0
$5,000
$10,000
$15,000
$20,000
$25,000
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 the
undergraduate students and is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal,
comparison group.
state/local government, and institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
attendance. For public institutions, this includes only students who paid the in-state or in-
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2011, Institutional
district tuition rate. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required
Characteristics component.
fees, books and supplies, and the average room and board 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 2011, Institutional
Characteristics component; Winter 2011-12, 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
2010-11
type of aid: 2010-11
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 66.
Group 1, Any grant aid.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 85.
Item 1, Your institution $7282.
Group 2, Federal grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $12260.
Item 1, Your institution 19.
Group 2, Federal grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 29.
Item 1, Your institution $4727.
Group 3, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $5863.
Item 1, Your institution 19.
Group 3, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 24.
Item 1, Your institution $3910.
Group 4, State/local grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $3985.
Type of aid
Type of aid
Item 1, Your institution 17.
Group 4, State/local grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 27.
Item 1, Your institution $1439.
Group 5, Institutional grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $2298.
Item 1, Your institution 65.
Group 5, Institutional grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 72.
Item 1, Your institution $5697.
Group 6, Any loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $9783.
Item 1, Your institution 53.
Group 6, Any loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 54.
Item 1, Your institution $6294.
Group 7, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $6176.
Item 1, Your institution 53.
Group 7, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 53.
Item 1, Your institution $5170.
Group 8, Other loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $5416.
Item 1, Your institution 6.
Group 8, Other loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 5.
Item 1, Your institution $10200.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $9183.
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Any grant
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66
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aid
85
aid
$12,260
Federal
19
Federal
$4,727
grants
29
grants
$5,863
Pell
19
Pell
$3,910
grants
24
grants
$3,985
State/local
17
State/local
$1,439
grants
27
grants
$2,298
Institutional
65
Institutional
$5,697
grants
72
grants
$9,783
Any loans
53
$6,294
54
Any loans
$6,176
Federal
53
Federal
$5,170
loans
53
loans
$5,416
Other loans
6
$10,200
5
Other loans
$9,183
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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 government,
NOTE: Any grant aid above includes grant or scholarship aid from the federal government,
state/local government, or the institution. Federal grants includes Pell grants and other
state/local government, or the institution. Federal grants includes Pell grants and other
federal grants. Any loans includes federal loans and other loans to students. For details on
federal grants. Any loans includes federal loans and other loans to students. Average
how students are counted for financial aid reporting, see Cohort Determination in the
amounts of aid were calculated by dividing the total aid awarded by the total number of
Methodological Notes at the end of this report. N is the number of institutions in the
recipients in each institution. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
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): Winter 2011-12, Student
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2011-12, 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: 2010-11
by type of aid: 2010-11
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 69.
Group 1, Any grant aid.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 74.
Item 1, Your institution $7729.
Group 2, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $10309.
Item 1, Your institution 20.
Group 2, Pell grants.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 23.
Item 1, Your institution $3763.
Group 3, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $4257.
Item 1, Your institution 48.
Group 3, Federal loans.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 49.
Item 1, Your institution $6483.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $6595.
Type of aid
Type of aid
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69
$7,729
Any grant aid
Any grant aid
74
$10,309
20
$3,763
Pell grants
Pell grants
23
$4,257
48
$6,483
Federal
Federal
loans
loans
49
$6,595
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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 government,
NOTE: Any grant aid above includes grant or scholarship aid from the federal government,
state/local government, the institution, or other sources. Federal loans includes only
state/local government, the institution, or other sources. Federal loans includes federal
federal loans to students. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
loans to students. Average amounts of aid were calculated by dividing the total aid
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
awarded by the total number of recipients in each institution. N is the number of
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2011-12, Student
institutions in the comparison group.
Financial Aid component.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2011-12, Student
Financial Aid component.
Figure 10. Graduation rate and transfer-out rate (2005 cohort);
Figure 11. Bachelor's degree graduation rates of full-time,
graduation rate cohort as a percent of total entering
first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates
students and retention rates of first-time students (Fall
within 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years: 2003 cohort
2011)
Image description.
Image description.
Measure
Horizontal Bar chart with 5 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, overall (N=10).
X scale titled Graduation rate.
Item 1, Your institution 70.
Group 1, 4 years.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 72.
Item 1, Your institution 40.
Group 2, Transfer-out rate (N=3).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 28.
Item 1, Your institution 14.
Group 2, 6 years.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 25.
Item 1, Your institution 67.
Group 3, Graduation rate cohort as a percent of total entering students (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 73.
Item 1, Your institution 90.
Group 3, 8 years.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 78.
Item 1, Your institution 69.
Group 4, Full-time retention rate (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 75.
Measure
Time to program completion
Item 1, Your institution 90.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median 88.
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Item 2, Comparison Group Median 64.
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70
overall (N=10)
72
40
4 years
28
Transfer-out rate
14
(N=3)
25
Graduation rate cohort
67
90
as a percent of total
6 years
entering students (N=10)
78
73
Full-time retention
90
rate (N=10)
88
69
8 years
Part-time retention
75
rate (N=6)
64
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Your institution
Comparison Group Median
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: Graduation rate cohort includes all full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking
NOTE: The 6-year graduation rate is the Student Right-to-Know (SRK) rate; the 4- and 8-
undergraduate students. Entering class includes all students coming to the institution for
year rates are calculated using the same methodology. For more information see the
the first time. Only institutions with a mission to prepare students to transfer are required
Methodological Notes at the end of the report. N is the number of institutions in the
to report transfers out. Graduation and transfer-out rates are the Student Right-to-Know
comparison group.
rates. Retention rates are measured from the fall of first enrollment to the following fall. 4-
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
yr institutions report retention rates for students seeking a bachelor's degree. Median
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2012, 200%
values for the comparison group will not add to 100 percent. N is the number of institutions
Graduation Rates component.
in the comparison group.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2012, Graduation
Rates component and Fall Enrollment component.
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Figure 12. Full-time equivalent staff, by assigned position: Fall 2011
Figure 13. Average salaries of full-time instructional staff equated
to 9-month contracts, by academic rank: Academic year
2011-12
Image description.
Image description.
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 376.
Group 1, All ranks (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 530.
Item 1, Your institution $90175.
Group 2, Executive/ administrative/ managerial.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $100348.
Item 1, Your institution 82.
Group 2, Professor (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 138.
Item 1, Your institution $128889.
Group 3, Other professional (support/service).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $128223.
Item 1, Your institution 142.
Group 3, Associate professor (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 365.
Item 1, Your institution $89400.
Group 4, Non-professional.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $94636.
Staff category
Academic rank
Item 1, Your institution 247.
Group 4, Assistant professor (N=10).
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) 430.
Item 1, Your institution $78505.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median $86210.
Shape
Group 5, Instructor (N=9).
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Item 1, Your institution $41171.
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Item 1, Your institution $65142.
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Item 2, Comparison Group Median $55692.
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All ranks
$90,175
Instruction/
376
(N=10)
$100,348
research/
public service
530
$128,889
Professor (N=10)
$128,223
Executive/
82
Associate professor
$89,400
administrative/
(N=10)
$94,636
managerial
138
Assistant professor
$78,505
(N=10)
$86,210
Other professional
142
Instructor
$41,171
(support/service)
365
(N=9)
$48,431
Lecturer
$65,142
(N=8)
$55,692
247
Non-professional
430
No academic rank
$20,473
(N=6)
$54,687
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200
300
400
500
600
$0
$25,000
$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
$150,000
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 institutions in
equated to 9-month average salaries by multiplying the 11/12-month salary by .8182.
the comparison group.
Salaries based on less than 9-month contracts are not included. Medical school salaries
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
are not included. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2011-12, Human
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,
Resources component.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2011-12, Human
Resources component.
Figure 14. Percent distribution of core revenues, by source: Fiscal
Figure 15. Core expenses per FTE enrollment, by function: Fiscal
year 2011
year 2011
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Revenue source
Horizontal Bar chart with 7 groups with 2 items per group.
Expense function
X scale titled Percent.
Horizontal Bar chart with 7 groups with 2 items per group.
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) 23.
Item 1, Your institution $12703.
Group 2, State appropriations.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $12317.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 2, Research.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 24.
Item 1, Your institution $10129.
Group 3, Local appropriations.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $14363.
Item 1, Your institution 0.01.
Group 3, Public service.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 0.01.
Item 1, Your institution $29.
Group 4, Government grants and contracts.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $526.
Revenue source
Expense function
Item 1, Your institution 31.
Group 4, Academic support.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 33.
Item 1, Your institution $2850.
Group 5, Private gifts, grants, and contracts.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $2763.
Item 1, Your institution 15.
Group 5, Institutional support.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 11.
Item 1, Your institution $2380.
Group 6, Investment return.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $4347.
Item 1, Your institution 2.
Group 6, Student services.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 1.
Item 1, Your institution $1007.
Group 7, Other core revenues.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $2345.
Item 1, Your institution 10.
Group 7, Other core expenses.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=6) 10.
Item 1, Your institution $199.
Item 2, Comparison Group Median (N=10) $653.
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$12,703
Tuition and fees
42
23
Instruction
$12,317
State
0
$10,129
Research
appropriations
24
$14,363
Local 0
$29
Public service
appropriations
0
$526
Government grants
31
$2,850
Academic support
and contracts
33
$2,763
Private gifts, grants,
15
$2,380
Institutional support
and contracts
11
$4,347
$1,007
Investment return
2
1
Student services
$2,345
Other core
10
Other core
$199
revenues
10
expenses
$653
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
$0
$2,500
$5,000
$7,500
$10,000
$12,500
$15,000
Percent
Dollars per FTE
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=6)
Your institution
Comparison Group Median (N=10)
NOTE: The comparison group median is based on those members of the comparison
NOTE: Expenses per full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, particularly instruction, may be
group that report finance data using the same accounting standards as the comparison
inflated because finance data includes all core expenses while FTE reflects credit activity
institution. For a detailed definition of core revenues, see the Methodological Notes. N is
only. For details on calculating FTE enrollment and a detailed definition of core expenses,
the number of institutions in the comparison group.
see the Methodological Notes. N is the number of institutions 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 2012, Finance
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall 2011, 12-month
component.
Enrollment component and Spring 2012, 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
2011-12 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 Institutional Net Price
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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from
the federal government, state/local government, or the institution anytime
during the full aid year. For public institutions, this includes only students
Missing Statistics
who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate. Other sources of grant aid
are excluded. Average net price is generated by subtracting the average
amount of federal, state/local government, and institutional grant and
If a statistic is not reported for your institution, the omission indicates that
scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance
the statistic is not relevant to your institution and the data were not
is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and
collected. As such, not all notes listed below may be applicable to your
the average room and board and other expenses.
report.
For the purpose of the IPEDS reporting, aid received refers to financial aid
Use of Imputed Data
that was awarded to, and accepted by, a student. This amount may differ
from the aid amount that is disbursed to a student.
All IPEDS data are subject to imputation for total (institutional) and partial
(item) nonresponse. If necessary, imputed values were used to prepare
Core Revenues
your report.
Core revenues for public institutions reporting under GASB standards
Data Confidentiality
include tuition and fees; state and local appropriations; government grants
and contracts; private gifts, grants, and contracts; sales and services of
educational activities; investment income; other operating and non-
IPEDS data are not collected under a pledge of confidentiality.
operating sources; and other revenues and additions (federal and capital
appropriations and grants and additions to permanent endowments). Core
revenues for private, not-for-profit institutions (and a small number of public
Disaggregation of Data by Race/Ethnicity
institutions) reporting under FASB standards include tuition and fees;
government appropriations (federal, state, and local); government grants
and contracts; private gifts, grants, and contracts (including contributions
When applicable, some statistics are disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Data
from affiliated entities); investment return; sales and services of
disaggregated by race/ethnicity have been reported using the 1997 (new)
educational activities; and other sources. Core revenues for private, for-
Office of Management and Budget categories. Detailed information about
profit institutions reporting under FASB standards include tuition and fees;
the recent race/ethnicity changes can be found at
government appropriations, grants, and contracts (federal, state, and
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/reic/resource.asp.
local); private grants and contracts; investment income; sales and services
of educational activities; and other sources. At degree-granting institutions,
Postbaccalaureate Degree Categories
core revenues exclude revenues from auxiliary enterprises (e.g.,
bookstores, dormitories), hospitals, and independent operations.
Nondegree-granting instituions do no report revenue from auxiliary
The use of new postbaccalaureate degree categories was mandatory in the
enterprises in a separate category. These amounts may be included in the
2011-12 collection year. These categories are: doctor’s degree-
core revenues from other sources.
research/scholarship, doctor’s degree-professional practice, and doctor’s
degree-other. (The first-professional degree and certificate categories and
the single doctor’s degree category have been eliminated.)
Core Expenses
Core expenses include expenses for instruction, research, public service,
academic support, institutional support, student services, scholarships and
fellowships (net of discounts and allowances), and other expenses.
Expenses for operation and maintenance of plant, depreciation, and
interest are allocated to each of the other functions. Core expenses at
degree-granting institutions exclude expenses for auxiliary enterprises
(e.g., bookstores, dormitories), hospitals, and independent operations.
Nondegree-granting institutions do not report expenses for auxiliary
enterprises in a separate category. These amounts may be included in the
core expenses as other expenses.
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Equated Instructional Staff Salaries
regardless of the duration of service, and amounts made to or on behalf of
an individual over and above that received in the form of a salary or wage.
Total salary outlays for full-time instructional staff on 11/12-month
Frequently, benefits are associated with an insurance payment. Private, for-
contracts were equated to 9-month outlays by multiplying the outlay for
profit institutions under FASB standards do not report salaries.
11/12-month contracted instructional staff by 0.8182. The equated outlays
were then added to the outlays for 9/10-month instructional staff to
Total Entering Undergraduate Students
determine an average salary for each rank. Salaries are not included for
medical school staff or staff on less-than-9-month contracts.
Total entering students are students at the undergraduate level, both full-
and part-time, new to the institution in the fall term (or the prior summer
FTE for Enrollment
term who returned in the fall). This includes all first-time undergraduate
students, students transferring into the institution at the undergraduate
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment used in this report is the sum of
level, and nondegree/certificate-seeking undergraduates entering in the fall.
the institution’s FTE undergraduate enrollment and FTE graduate
Only degree-granting, academic year reporting institutions provide total
enrollment (as calculated from or reported on the 12-month Enrollment
entering student data.
component). Undergraduate and graduate FTE are estimated using 12-
month instructional activity (credit and/or contact hours). See “Calculation
Tuition and Required Fees
of FTE Students (using instructional activity)” in the IPEDS Glossary at
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary/.
Tuition is defined as the amount of money charged to students for
instructional services; required fees are those fixed sum charges to
FTE for Staff
students for items not covered by tuition that are required of such a large
proportion of all students that the student who does not pay the charge is an
The full-time equivalent (FTE) of staff is calculated by summing the total
exception. The amounts used in this report are for full-time, first-time,
number of full-time staff from the Employees by Assigned Position (EAP)
degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates and are those used by the
section of the Human Resources component and adding one-third of the
financial aid office to determine need. For institutions that have differential
total number of part-time staff.
tuition rates for in-district or in-state students, the lowest tuition rate is used
in the figure. Only institutions that operate on standard academic terms will
have tuition figures included in their report.
Graduation Rates and Transfer-out Rate
Graduation rates are those developed to satisfy the requirements of the
Additional Methodological Information
Student Right-to-Know and Higher Education Opportunity Acts and are
defined as the total number of individuals from a given cohort of full-time,
Additional methodological information on the IPEDS components can be
first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates who completed a
found in the publications available at
degree or certificate within a given percent of normal time (for the degree
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/getpubcats.asp?sid=010.
or certificate) before the ending status date of August 31, 2011, divided by
Additional definitions of variables used in this report can be found in the
the entire cohort of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking
IPEDS online glossary available at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary/.
undergraduates minus any allowable exclusions. Institutions are permitted
to exclude from the initial cohort students who died or were totally and
permanently disabled; those who left school to serve in the armed forces
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
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
adjusted cohort. Only institutions with a mission that includes preparing
students to transfer are required to report transfers out.
Retention Rates
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
following fall (as either full- or part-time), divided by the total number of full-
time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates in the fall of first
entrance. Part-time retention rates are similarly defined. For 4-year
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first-time students seeking a bachelor’s degree. For less than 4-year
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institutions, the rate is calculated for all first-time degree/certificate-seeking
students.
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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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