Enrollment statistics in higher education generally fall into three categories: semester-based
headcount enrollment -- usually based on the fall term, full-time equivalent enrollment,
and unduplicated 12-month enrollment. Each measure is used for different purposes.
In general, the default measure is fall headcount enrollment, but check with the Office
of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness if you are not sure which measure
* Profiles include reports on Level, Gender, Ethnicity, Full-Time/Part-Time Status,
Campus Enrolled, Enrollment Category, Academic Level Group, Age, Tuition Residency, Resident-Commuter
Status (fall only), Nonresident Alien by County of Citizenship (fall only), Freshman
(fall only), Freshman by High School (fall only), and Transfers (fall only).
Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment
Several accepted methods exist to calculate full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment;
these figures represent conversions of part-time enrolled students or instructional
activity (credit hours) to transform statistics into a unit of "full-time enrollment,"
and as such, they are always estimates of activity. If you are not sure which conversion
method to use, please contact the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness.
Unduplicated 12-Month Headcount Enrollment