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The Common Data Set initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson’s, (a Nelnet Corp.) and U.S. News & World Report.

The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.

A1 Address Information

A1 Address Information
Name of College/University: Missouri Western State University
Mailing Address: 4525 Downs Drive
City/State/Zip/Country: St. Joseph, MO 64507 USA
Street Address (if different):
City/State/Zip/Country:
Main Phone Number: 816-271-4200
WWW Home Page Address: www.missouriwestern.edu
Admissions Phone Number: 816-271-4266
Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number:
Admissions Office Mailing Address: 4525 Downs Drive
City/State/Zip/Country: St. Joseph, MO 64507 USA
Admissions Fax Number:
Admissions E-mail Address: admissions@missouriwestern.edu
If there is a separate URL for your school’s online application, please specify:
https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission/
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):
x Public
Private (nonprofit)
Proprietary
A3 Classify your undergraduate institution:
x Coeducational college
Men’s college
Women’s college
A4 Academic year calendar:
x Semester If your academic year has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, please indicate as other below.
Quarter
Trimester
4-1-4
Continuous
Differs by program (describe):
Other (describe):
A5 Degrees offered by your institution:
x Certificate
Diploma
x Associate
Transfer Associate
Terminal Associate
x Bachelor’s
x Postbachelor’s certificate
x Master’s
Post-master’s certificate
Doctoral degree research/scholarship
Doctoral degree – professional practice
Doctoral degree — other

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, 2021.
•     Note: Report students formerly designated as “first professional” in the graduate cells. For information on
reporting study abroad students please see this link. 
FULL-TIME PART-TIME
Men Women Men Women
Undergraduates
Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen 203 323 8 28
Other first-year, degree-seeking 87 102 17 32
All other degree-seeking 676 1,142 155 205
Total degree-seeking 966 1,567 180 265
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses 27 19 411 784
Total undergraduates 993 1,586 591 1,049
Graduate
Degree-seeking, first-time 11 18 8 16
All other degree-seeking 11 19 26 67
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses
Total graduate 22 37 34 83
Total all students 1,015 1,623 625 1,132
Total all undergraduates 4,219
Total all graduate 176
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS 4,395
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, 2021.
•     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.”
Degree-Seeking
First-Time
First Year
Degree-Seeking
Undergraduates (include first-time first-year)
Total
Undergraduates (both degree- and non-degree-seeking)
Nonresident aliens 8 43 45
Hispanic/Latino 7 75 88
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 101 375 450
White, non-Hispanic 362 2,099 3,046
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 2 18 25
Asian, non-Hispanic 12 59 91
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 1 7 14
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 62 246 322
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 7 56 138
TOTAL 562 2,978 4,219
Persistence
B3 Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
Certificate/diploma 7
Associate degrees 24
Bachelor’s degrees 699
Post-Bachelor’s certificates 5
Master’s degrees 90
Post-Master’s certificates
Doctoral degrees – research/scholarship
Doctoral degrees – professional practice
Doctoral degrees – other
B4-B21: Graduation Rates
The items in this section correspond to data elements collected by the IPEDS Web-based Data Collection System’s Graduation Rate Survey (GRS).
•     For complete instructions and definitions of data elements, see the IPEDS GRS Forms and Instructions
for the 2021-2022 Survey. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data/survey-components/9/graduation-rates
In the following section for bachelor’s or equivalent programs, please disaggregate the Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 cohorts (formerly CDS B4-B11) into four groups:
•     Students who received a Federal Pell Grant*
•     Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
•     Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan
•     Total (all students, regardless of Pell Grant or subsidized loan status)*Students who received both a Federal Pell Grant and a subsidized Stafford Loan should be reported in the “Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant” column.For each graduation rate grid below, the numbers in the first three columns for Questions A-G should sum to the cohort total in the fourth column (formerly CDS B4-B11).
For Bachelor’s or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the Fall 2015 cohort if available. If Fall 2015 cohort data are not available, provide data for the Fall 2014 cohort.
Fall 2015 Cohort
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan Total

(sum of 3 columns to the left)

A Initial 2015 cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students 404 82 283 769
B Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons:
• Deceased
• Permanently Disabled
• Armed Forces
• Foreign Aid Service of the Federal Government
• Official church missions
• Report Total Allowable Exclusions
1 1 2
C Final 2015 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions 403 82 282 767
D Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2019) 42 8 81 131
E Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after Aug. 31, 2019 and by Aug. 31, 2020) 59 16 49 124
F Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after Aug. 31, 2020 and by Aug. 31, 2021) 26 3 14 43
G Total graduating within six years (sum of lines D, E, and F) 127 27 144 298
H Six-year graduation rate for 2015 cohort (G divided by C) 0.315136476 0.329268293 0.510638298 0.388526728
B22. Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2020 (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
* 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 2020 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2021. 58.00%
C1-C2: Applications

C1-C2: Applications
C1 First-time, first-year (freshman) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2021.
•     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, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by
applicant or institution).
•     Since the total may include students who did not provide gender data, the detail need not sum to the total.
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied 759
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 1381
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 667
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 1193
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 203
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 8
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 321
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 28
Total first-time, first-year (degree-seeking) who applied 2146
Total first-time, first-year (degree-seeking) who were admitted 1863
Total first-time, first-year (degree-seeking) who enrolled 560
C2 Freshman wait-listed students 
Students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability
Yes No
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? x
If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2021 admissions:
WAITING LIST TOTAL
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list:
Number accepting a place on the waiting list:
Number of wait-listed students admitted:
Is your waiting list ranked? Yes No
If yes, do you release that information to students?
Do you release that information to school counselors?
C3-C5: Admission Requirements
C3 High school completion requirement
Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students:
x High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
C4 Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
Require
x Recommend
Neither require nor recommend
C5 Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended. Specify the distribution of academic high school course units required and/or recommended of all or most degree-seeking students using Carnegie units (one unit equals one year of study or its equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.
Units
Required
Units
Recommended
Total academic units 18 18
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
    Of these, units that must be
lab
1 1
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 3 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 3 1
Computer Science
Visual/Performing Arts 1 1
Other (specify)
C6-C7: Basis for Selection
C6 Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications? If so, check which applies:
Open admission policy as described above for all students
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but–
selective admission for out-of-state students
x selective admission to some programs
other (explain):
C7 Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school record x
Class rank x
   Academic GPA x
Standardized test scores x
Application Essay x
Recommendation(s) x
Nonacademic
Interview x
Extracurricular activities x
Talent/ability x
Character/personal qualities x
First generation x
Alumni/ae relation x
Geographical residence x
State residency x
Religious affiliation/commitment x
Racial/ethnic status x
Volunteer work x
Work experience x
Level of applicant’s interest x
C8: SAT and ACT Policies
Entrance exams
Yes No
Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? x
C8A If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2023.
ADMISSION
Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
SAT or ACT x
ACT Only
SAT Only
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT x
SAT Subject Tests
C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2023 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
ACT with writing required
ACT with writing recommended
x ACT with or without writing accepted
C8B If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2023 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the Essay score will be used in the admissions process):
SAT with Essay component required
SAT with Essay component recommended
x SAT with or without Essay component accepted
C8C Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay component; check all that apply.
SAT essay ACT essay
For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of an application essay
As a validity check on the application process
No college policy as of now x x
Not using essay component
C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants’ test scores for academic advising?
x Yes
No
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 1-Aug-22
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 students, or if tests are not required of some students):  
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
SAT
x ACT
SAT Subject Tests
x AP
x CLEP
x Institutional Exam
State Exam (specify):
C9-C12: Freshman Profile
Provide information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2021, 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 2021 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.
•     If a student submitted multiple sets of scores for a single test, report this information according to how
you use the data. For example:
•     If you consider the highest scores from either submission, use the highest combination of scores
(e.g., verbal from one submission, math from the other).
•     If you average the scores, use the average to report the scores.
Percent Number
Submitting SAT Scores 4% 20
Submitting ACT Scores 71% 397
For each assessment listed below, report the score that represents the 25th percentile (the score that 25 percent of the freshman population scored at or below) and the 75th percentile score (the score that 25 percent scored at or above).
Assessment 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Composite
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 427.5 532.5
SAT Math 425 565
ACT Composite 16 22
ACT Math 16 22
ACT English 15 22
ACT Writing
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
Score Range SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT Math
700-800 5.00% 0.00%
600-699 10.00% 15.00%
500-599 25.00% 40.00%
400-499 50.00% 25.00%
300-399 10.00% 20.00%
200-299 0.00% 0.00%
Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00%
Score Range SAT Composite
1400-1600
1200-1399
1000-1199
800-999
600-799
400-599
Totals should = 100% 0.00%
Score Range ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.76% 3.53% 1.26%
24-29 14.11% 13.85% 17.88%
18-23 48.87% 39.04% 35.52%
12-17 35.01% 35.27% 45.34%
6-11 0.25% 8.31% 0.00%
Below 6 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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)
Assessment Percent
Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class 7%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 15%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 50% Top half +
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 50% bottom half = 100%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 23%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 40%
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.
Score Range Percent
Percent who had GPA of 4.0 12.20%
Percent who had GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 16.90%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 16.90%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 10.20%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 11.50%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 16.00%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 11.50%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 4.43%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.37%
Totals should = 100% 100.00%
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:   3.25%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 96.20%
C13-C20: Admission Policies
C13 Application Fee
If your institution has waived its application fee for the Fall 2022 admission cycle please select no.
Yes No
Does your institution have an application fee? x
Amount of application fee:
Yes No
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?
If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
Same fee
Free
Reduced
Yes No
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?
C14 Application closing date
Yes No
Does your institution have an application closing date? x
Date
Application closing date (fall)
Priority Date
Yes No
C15 Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? x
C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
x On a rolling basis beginning (date): 1-Aug
By (date):
Other:
C17 Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):
x No set date
Must reply by May 1st or within weeks if notified thereafter
Other:
Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):
Amount of housing deposit:
Refundable if student does not enroll?
x Yes, in full
Yes, in part
No
C18 Deferred admission
Yes No
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? x
If yes, maximum period of postponement:
C19 Early admission of high school students
Yes No
Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation? x
C20 Common Application: Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)
C21-C22: Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21 Early Decision
Yes No
Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that asks students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment? x
If “yes,” please complete the following:
First or only early decision plan closing date
First or only early decision plan notification date
Other early decision plan closing date
Other early decision plan notification date
For the Fall 2021 entering class:
Number of early decision applications received by your institution
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22 Early action
Yes No
Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college? x
If “yes,” please complete the following:
Early action closing date
Early action notification date
Yes No
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?

D1-D2: Fall Applicants

Yes No
D1 Does your institution enroll transfer students? (If no, please skip to Section E) x
If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities? x
D2 Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall 2021.
Applicants Admitted Applicants Enrolled Applicants
Men 129 118 78
Women 209 184 114
Total 338 302 192
D3-D11: Application for Admission
D3 Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
x Fall
Winter
x Spring
x Summer
Yes No
D4 Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman? x
If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit of measure? 1 semester hour
D5 Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
Required of All Recommended
of All
Recommended
of Some
Required of Some Not Required
High school transcript x
College transcript(s) x
Essay or personal statement x
Interview x
Standardized test scores x
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) x
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): N/A
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 Priority Date Closing Date Notification Date Reply Date Rolling Admission
D9 Fall x
D9 Winter
D9 Spring x
D9 Summer x
Yes No
D10 Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students? x
D11 Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:
D12-D17: Transfer Credit Policies
D12 Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit: D
Number Unit Type
D13 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution: N/A
Number Unit Type
D14 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution: N/A
D15 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate degree: 20.00
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:
D18-D22: Military Service Transfer Credit Policies
D18 Does your institution accept the following military/veteran transfer credits:
Yes No
American Council on Education (ACE) X
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) X
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) X
Number Unit Type
D19 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred based on military education evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE): N/A
Number Unit Type
D20 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred based on Department of Defense supported prior learning assessments (College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)): N/A
Yes No
D21 Are the military/veteran credit transfer policies published on your website? X
If yes, please provide the URL where the policy can be located:
https://www.missouriwestern.edu/military/
D22 Describe other military/veteran transfer credit policies unique to your institution:
E1 Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.
X Accelerated program
X Cooperative education program
X Cross-registration
X Distance learning
X Double major
X Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
External degree program
X Honors Program
X Independent study
X Internships
X Liberal arts/career combination
X Student-designed major
X Study abroad
X Teacher certification program
Weekend college
Other (specify):
E2 Has been removed from the CDS.
E3 Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:
X Arts/fine arts
Computer literacy
X English (including composition)
Foreign languages
History
X Humanities
X Mathematics
Philosophy
X Sciences (biological or physical)
X Social science
Other (describe):
F1 Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2021 who fit the following categories:
First-time, first-year (freshman) students Undergraduates
Percent who are from out of state (exclude international/nonresident aliens from the numerator and denominator) 16% 17%
Percent of men who join fraternities 0% 4%
Percent of women who join sororities 0% 5%
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 48% 27%
Percent who live off campus or commute 52% 73%
Percent of students age 25 and older 3% 14%
Average age of full-time students 19 21
Average age of all students (full- and part-time) 19 22
F2 Activities offered. Identify those programs available at your institution.
x Campus Ministries
x Choral groups
x Concert band
x Dance
Drama/theater
x International Student Organization
x Jazz band
Literary magazine
x Marching band
Model UN
x Music ensembles
Musical theater
x Opera
x Pep band
Radio station
x Student government
x Student newspaper
x Student-run film society
Symphony orchestra
x Television station
x Yearbook
F3 ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
On Campus At Cooperating Institution Name of Cooperating Institution
Army ROTC is offered: x
Naval ROTC is offered:
Air Force ROTC is offered:
F4 Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates at your institution.
x Coed dorms
Men’s dorms
Women’s dorms
Apartments for married students
x Apartments for single students
x Special housing for disabled students
x Special housing for international students
Fraternity/sorority housing
Cooperative housing
Theme housing
Wellness housing
Other housing options (specify):
G0 Please provide the URL of your institution’s net price calculator:
https://forms.missouriwestern.edu/finaid/npcalc1.htm
Provide 2022-2023 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are applicable to your institution.
Check here if your institution’s 2022-2023 academic year costs of attendance are not available at this time and provide an approximate date (i.e., month/day) when your institution’s final 2022-2023 academic year costs of attendance will be available:
G1 Undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board
List the typical tuition, required fees, and room and board for a full-time undergraduate student for the FULL 2022-2023 academic year. (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours for institutions that derive annual tuition by multiplying credit hour cost by number of credits).
•     A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September to June; usually
equated to two semesters, two trimesters, three quarters, or the period covered by a four-one-four plan.
•     Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan.
•     Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition
(e.g., registration, health, or activity fees.)
•     Do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory use).
G1 First-Year Undergraduates
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Tuition:
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Tuition: In-district $6,900 $6,900
Tuition: In-state (out-of-district): $6,900 $6,900
Tuition: Out-of-state: $14,520  $14,520
Tuition: Non-resident alien  $14,520  $14,520
FOR ALL INSTITUTIONS
Required Fees $1,030 $1,030
Room and Board (on-campus):
Room Only (on-campus): $5,024 $2,878
Board Only (on-campus meal plan): $2,385 $2,385
Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your college cannot provide separate tuition and room and board fees):
Other:
Minimum Maximum
G2 Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition. 12
Yes No
G3 Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore, junior, senior)? x
G4 Do tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program? x
If yes, what percentage of full-time undergraduates pay more than the tuition and fees reported in G1?
G5 Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
Residents Commuters
(living at home)
Commuters
(not living at home)
Books and supplies: $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Room only:
Board only: $2,385
Room and board total*
Transportation: $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Other expenses: $1,870 $1,870 $1,870
* If your college cannot provide separate room and board figures for commuters not living at home
G6 Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges (tuition only):
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS:
In-district: $230.00
In-state (out-of-district): $230.00
Out-of-state: $484.00
NONRESIDENT ALIENS:
Please refer to the following financial aid definitions when completing Section H.
Awarded aid: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.
Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.
Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan 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 non-institutional 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:
1. Non-need institutional grants 6. Non-need outside grants
2. Non-need tuition waivers 7. Non-need student loans
3. Non-need athletic awards 8. Non-need parent loans
4. Non-need federal grants 9. Non-need work
5. Non-need state grants
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.
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.
Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in financial aid awards.
DO NOT INCLUDE ANY AID RELATED TO THE CARES ACT OR UNIQUE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
H1 Enter total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, “total degree-seeking” undergraduates) in the following categories.
•     If the data being reported are final figures for the 2020-2021 academic year (see the next item below),
use the 2020-2021 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
column.
•     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.
•     Do NOT include any aid related to the CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-2022 estimated 2020-2021 Final
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below: x
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid? (Formerly H3)
Federal methodology (FM)
Institutional methodology (IM)
Both FM and IM
Need-based
(Include non-need-based aid use to meet need.)
Non-need-based
(Exclude non-need-based aid use to meet need.)
Scholarships/Grants
Federal $7,199,585 $218,259
State all states, not only the state in which your institution is located $2,191,085 $180,236
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below). $3,189,333 $2,295,025
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g. Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college $625,485 $467,783
Total Scholarships/Grants $13,205,489 $3,161,303
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) $4,217,595 $5,689,836
Federal Work-Study $197,686
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note: Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.) $0 $0
Total Self-Help $4,415,281 $5,689,836
Parent Loans $536,948 $753,905
Tuition Waivers
Note: Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere.
$2,079,571 $1,209,910
Athletic Awards $1,280,653 $1,424,599
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.
•     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.
•     Do NOT include any aid related to the CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
A Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2021 cohort) 638 3035 506
B Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid 617 2722 337
C Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 481 2125 268
D Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid 480 2109 248
E Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid 472 2000 201
F Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid 346 1582 189
G Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid 58 272 8
H Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) 76 375 16
I On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid. Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) 63.0% 67.0% 47.0%
J The average financial aid package of those in line d. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)  $   10,495  $   10,825  $   5,983
K Average need-based scholarship and grant award of those in line e  $   7,868  $   7,884  $   3,963
L Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f  $   5,195  $   5,993  $   6,013
M Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan  $   3,009  $   3,776  $   3,680
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.
•     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.
•     Do NOT include any aid related to the CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-time
Full-time
Freshmen
Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh.)
Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad
N Number of students in line a who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits) 126 558 12
O Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n  $   3,109  $   3,412  $   1,158
P Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant 29 127 3
Q Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in line p  $   8,704  $   8,673  $   1,535
Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5.
Include:
•     2021 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first-time students and
received a bachelor’s degree between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
•     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).
•     Any aid related to the CARE Act or unique the COVID-19 pandemic.
H4 Provide the number of students in the 2021 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor’s degree between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Exclude students who transferred into your institution. 448
H5. 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.
•     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 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.
Source/Type of Loan Number in the class (defined in H4 above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column (nearest 1%) Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column (nearest $1)
A Any loan program: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state, private loans that your institution is aware of, etc. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 257 57.00% $23,941
B Federal loan programs: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 255 57.00% $22,736
C Institutional loan programs. 0 0.00% $0
D State loan programs. 0 0.00% $0
E Private student loans made by a bank or lender. 30 0.60% $11,838
Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens
•     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:
x Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
x Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available
If institutional financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid: 38
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $13,707
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $411,202
H7 Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
Institution’s own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
International Student’s Financial Aid Application
International Student’s Certification of Finances
x Other (specify):
Competitive Scholarship Application
Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
H8 Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
x FAFSA
Institution’s own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
State aid form
Noncustodial PROFILE
Business/Farm Supplement
x Other (specify):
Competitive Scholarship Application
H9 Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: 1-Feb
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: 1-Feb
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis)
H10 Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
a) Students notified on or about (date):
b) Students notified on a rolling basis:
x Yes
No
If yes, starting date:
15-Dec
H11 Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date):
or within _______ weeks of notification.
Types of Aid Available
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
H12 Loans
x Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
x Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
x Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):
H13 Need Based Scholarships and Grants
x Federal Pell
x SEOG
x State scholarships/grants
x Private scholarships
x College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
United Negro College Fund
Federal Nursing Scholarship
Other (specify):
H14 Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
Non-Need Based Need-Based
Academics x x
Alumni affiliation
Art x
Athletics x
Job skills
ROTC x
Leadership x
Minority status
Music/drama x
Religious affiliation
State/district residency x x
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:
NA
Are these policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes
x No
I-1. Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2021. Include faculty who are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses for 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
A Instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g., those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows Exclude Include only if they teach one or more non-clinical credit courses
B Administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach, and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and may have faculty status Exclude Include if they teach one or more non-clinical credit courses
C Other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even though they do not have faculty status Exclude Include
D Undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like Exclude Exclude
E Faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay Include Exclude
F Faculty on leave without pay Exclude Exclude
G Replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay Exclude Include
Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time for research)
Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instruction 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 master’s degree: a master’s degree that is considered the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (in architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts in art or theater).
I-1. Full-Time Part-Time Total
A Total number of instructional faculty 146 106 252
B Total number who are members of minority groups 25 6 31
C Total number who are women 67 72 139
D Total number who are men 79 34 113
E Total number who are nonresident aliens (international) 7 1 8
F Total number with doctorate, or other terminal degree 124 22 146
G Total number whose highest degree is a master’s but not a terminal master’s 22 72 94
H Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor’s 0 11 11
I Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note: Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.) 0 1 1
J Total number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students 0 0 0
I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio
Report the Fall 2021 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full time plus 1/3 part time). In the ratio calculations, exclude both faculty and students in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students.
• Do not count undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants as faculty.
Fall 2021 Student to Faculty ratio 18 to 1 (based on 3223.667 students
and 181.3333 faculty).
I-3.  Undergraduate Class Size
In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and class sections offered in the Fall 2021 term.
•     Please include classes that have been moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 2021. For example, a lecture class with 800 students who met at another time in 40 separate labs with 20 students should be counted once in the “100+” column in the class section column and 40 times under the “20-29” column of the class subsections table.
Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled
Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
CLASS SECTIONS 205 220 201 73 22 22 2 745
2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
CLASS SUB-SECTIONS 13 22 2 0 0 1 0 38
J1 Degrees conferred between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021
For each of the following discipline areas, provide the percentage of diplomas/certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees awarded. To determine the percentage, use majors, not headcount (e.g., students with one degree but a double major will be represented twice). Calculate the percentage from your institution’s IPEDS Completions by using the sum of 1st and 2nd majors for each CIP code as the numerator and the sum of the Grand Total by 1st Majors and the Grand Total by 2nd major as the denominator. If you prefer, you can compute the percentages using 1st majors only.
Category Diploma/Certificates Associate Bachelor’s CIP 2020 Categories to Include
Agriculture 01
Natural resources and conservation 0.01295 03
Architecture 04
Area, ethnic, and gender studies 05
Communication/journalism 0.02589 09
Communication technologies 0.01439 10
Computer and information sciences 0.02014 11
Personal and culinary services 12
Education 0.09496 13
Engineering 14
Engineering technologies 0.0526 0.0518 15
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0.00432 16
Family and consumer sciences 19
Law/legal studies 1 0.10526 22
English 0.01727 23
Liberal arts/general studies 24
Library science 25
Biological/life sciences 0.05036 26
Mathematics and statistics 0.00576 27
Military science and military technologies 28 & 29
Interdisciplinary studies 0.06763 30
Parks and recreation 0.08345 31
Philosophy and religious studies 0.00431 38
Theology and religious vocations 39
Physical sciences 0.01582 40
Science technologies 41
Psychology 0.03597 42
Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services 0.210526 0.04316 43
Public administration and social services 0.04172 44
Social sciences 0.0187 45
Construction trades 46
Mechanic and repair technologies 47
Precision production 48
Transportation and materials moving 49
Visual and performing arts 0.05899 50
Health professions and related programs 0.63157 0.16115 51
Business/marketing 0.15251 52
History 0.0187 54
Other
TOTAL (should = 100%) 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
¨        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.
Clock hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also referred to as contact 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 recognized postsecondary credential.
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 recognized postsecondary credential.
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 recognized postsecondary credential.
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 recognized postsecondary credential. 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.
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 clock 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 clock 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.
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 clock hours a week each term.
*Personal counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals bfor 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/clock 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 clock 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 clock 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 clock 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.
Recognized Postsecondary Credential: Includes both Title IV eligible degrees, certificates, and other recognized postsecondary credentials. Any credential that is received after completion of a program that is eligible for Title IV federal student aid. Credentials that are awarded to recognize an individual’s attainment of measurable technical or industry/occupational skills necessary to obtain employment or advance within an industry occupation. (Generally based on standards developed or endorsed by employers or industry associations).
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, clock hour).
Undergraduate: A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor’s degree program, an associate degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate.
*Veteran’s counseling: Helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits for their selected program and provides certifications to the Veteran’s Administration. May also provide personal counseling on the transition from the military to a civilian life.
*Visually impaired: Any person whose sight loss is not correctable and is sufficiently severe as to adversely affect educational performance.
Volunteer work (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students for activity done on a volunteer basis (e.g., tutoring, hospital care, working with the elderly or disabled) as a service to the community or the public in general.
Wait list: List of students who meet the admission requirements but will only be offered a place in the class if space becomes available.
Weekend college: A program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends.
White: 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
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 non-institutional 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:
1.        Non-need institutional grants
2.        Non-need tuition waivers
3.        Non-need athletic awards
4.        Non-need federal grants
5.        Non-need state grants
6.        Non-need outside grants
7.        Non-need student loans
8.        Non-need parent loans
9.        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.
Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in financial aid awards.