UMHB Definition: The number of students officially enrolled in a section as of the census date.
CDS Definition: Number of students enrolled as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15. (UMHB"s official fall reporting date is 8th class day.)
IPEDS Definition: This annual component of IPEDS collects data on the number of students enrolled in fall at postsecondary institutions. Students reported are those enrolled in courses creditable toward a degree or other formal award; students enrolled in courses that are part of a vocational or occupational program, including those enrolled in off-campus or extension centers; and high school students taking regular college courses for credit. Institutions report annually the number of full and part-time students, by gender, race/ethnicity, and level (undergraduate, graduate, first-professional); the total number of undergraduate entering students (first-time, full and part-time students, transfer-ins, and non-degree students); and retention rates. In even-numbered years, data are collected for state of residence of first-time students and for the number of those students who graduated from high school or received high school equivalent certificates in the past 12 months. Also in even-numbered years, 4-year institutions are required to provide enrollment data by gender, race/ethnicity, and level for selected fields of study. In odd-numbered years, data are collected for enrollment by age category by student level and gender.
THECB Definition: All students enrolled in credit courses at the reporting institution as of the official census date, which is the 12th class day for Fall and Spring semesters (16-week session) and the 4th class day for each of the summer terms (6-week session). To be included in this report, students must be registered by the official census date, they must be registered for one or more Coordinating Board approved course(s) for resident credit at the reporting institution whether the course is taught on-campus or off-campus (including instructional telecommunications) and the institution must collect tuition and fees in full from the student or have valid accounts receivable on record. To have a valid accounts receivable, the students are required to have a fully operational installment contract (in accordance with Chapter 54, Section 54.007 of the Texas Education Code) by the payment due date in order to be in good standing. This includes payment of half the tuition and fees as a first installment prior to the beginning of the semester and the existence of a fully-signed contract by the payment due date. Students who withdraw from all classes on or before the official census date will not be included. Non-resident students taking only online courses and living outside of Texas are not included.
UMHB Definition: A first year student entering with less than 12 hours of college credit.
IPEDS Definition: A student who has no prior postsecondary experience (except as noted below) attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. This includes students enrolled in academic or occupational programs. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).
THECB Definition: An entering freshman who has never attended any college. Include 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). Students who have not completed their high school work are not included.
CDS Definition: Undergraduate student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits, 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term.
IPEDS Definition: Undergraduate: A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits, or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. Graduate: A student enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in a thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full-time by the institution.
THECB Definition: In determining financial aid and graduation rates:
- An undergraduate student enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hour (SCH)s in a long semester is considered full-time.
- An academic graduate student (master's, doctoral, or first-professional) enrolled for 9 or more semester credit hours in a long term or students involved in a thesis or dissertation preparation are considered full time by the institution.
- A first-professional medical or dental student full-time status is based on institutional definition.
- A two-year college continuing education student enrolled for 24 or more contact hours a week during a quarter is considered full-time.
UMHB Definition: A full-time undergraduate student is enrolled in courses totaling 12 or more credit hours per semester. A full-time graduate student is enrolled in 9 or more credit hours per semester.
THECB Definition: An undergraduate student entering college for the first-time after graduation from high school or who has never attended any college. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term of any college. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before graduation from high school). Students who have not completed their high school work are not included.
CDS Definition: A first-year undergraduate student.
IPEDS Definition: A first-year undergraduate student.
THECB Definition: A student who has completed fewer than 30 semester credit hours (SCH) in a 120 semester credit hour program.
CDS Definition: A student who holds a bachelor's or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level.
IPEDS Definition: A student who holds a bachelor's degree or above and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
THECB Definition: A student, who after earning a baccalaureate degree, is enrolled in a course of study leading to a graduate degree (e.g., master of arts, master of science, or doctor of philosophy).
UMHB Definition: A student who holds a bachelor's or equivalent, is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level and is admitted to a graduate program.
UMHB Definition: First enrollment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as a graduate student.
UMHB Definition: First enrollment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as an undergraduate student after previous enrollment at another institution.
IPEDS Definition: A specific group of students established for tracking purposes.
IPEDS Definition: These data were collected in the Enrollment component prior to the 2007 IPEDS collection. Data are collected for the entire 12-month academic year, while enrollment data collected in the Fall Enrollment component are fall data. Institutions report an unduplicated head count for the total number of students by gender, race/ethnicity, and level (undergraduate, graduate, first-professional) enrolled throughout the reporting period. Students included are those enrolled in any courses leading to a degree or other formal award, as well as those enrolled in courses that are part of a terminal vocational or occupational program. Institutions also report the total instructional activity for the same 12-month period for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Instructional activity data are reported in units of contact hours (sometimes referred to as clock hours) or credit hours.
**IPEDS Definition: The full-time equivalent (FTE) of students is a single value providing a meaningful combination of full-time and part-time students. IPEDS data products currently have two calculations of FTE students, one using fall student headcounts and the other using 12-month instructional activity.
IPEDS Definition: A measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution, expressed as a percentage. For four-year institutions, this is the percentage of first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduates from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall. For all other institutions this is the percentage of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who either re-enrolled or successfully completed their program by the current fall.
THECB Definition: The rate at which students persist in higher education, often as measured by the percentage of students who continue in higher education from one year to the succeeding year. To avoid confusion, this term is replacing the term "retention rate," which is used in the public sector as a reference to students who are held back and not promoted to the next grade.
CDS Definition: Report the Fall ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part-time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (ful-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.
IPEDS Definition: The ratio of FTE students to FTE instructional staff (i.e., students divided by staff.) Students enrolled in "stand-alone" graduate or professional programs and instructional staff teaching in these programs are excluded from both full-time and part-time counts. "Stand-alone" graduate or professional programs are those programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, or public health, in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students (also referred to as "independent" programs). Each FTE value is equal to the number of full-time students/staff plus 1/3 the number of part-time students/staff.
THECB Definition: Rank of student as of the census date of the reporting period. Listed below are the various ranks used by the CBM reports.
Doctor's Level-Research/Scholarship - Students who are admitted to an approved doctoral degree program. This includes students who have either completed a master's degree which the institution recognizes as the equivalent of one year's work towards the doctoral degree on which the student is working or has earned at least 30 semester credit hours toward the proposed degree.
- Freshman - A first year undergraduate student who has completed less than 30 semester credit hours.
- Junior - Generally, these are students with more than 59 but less than 90 semester credit hours in a 120 hour program.
- Master's Level - A student with a BA or equivalent and accepted into a graduate program.
- Post-baccalaureate - A student who has previously earned a bachelor's degree but is not enrolled in a graduate program.
- Senior - Generally, these are students with more than 89 sch in a baccalaureate program.
- Sophomore - Generally, these are undergraduate students who have earned more than 29 but less than 60 semester credit hours in a 120 hour program.
UMHB Definition: A classification of students, first by level, then by class. Class is determined by the progress towards a degree. At the undergraduate level, students are classified as freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.
IPEDS Definition: Students enrolled in a courses for credit and recognized by the institution as seeking a degree, certificate, or other formal award. High school students also enrolled in postsecondary courses for credit are not considered degree/certificate-seeking.
UMHB Definition: Students who are recognized as enrolled in for-credit courses in an academic program and seeking a degree upon satisfactory program completion.
IPEDS Definition: A student enrolled in courses for credit who is not recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award.
CDS Definition: 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.
- American Indian or Alaskan 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.
- 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.
- Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
- Hispanic or Latino: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
- 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.
- 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).
- White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
IPEDS Definition: Categories developed in 1997 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that are used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the eyes of the community. The designations are used to categorize U.S. citizens, resident aliens, and other eligible non-citizens.
Individuals are asked to first designate ethnicity as:
- Hispanic or Latino
- Not Hispanic or Latino
Second, individuals are asked to indicate all races that apply among the following:
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Black or African American
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Race and ethnicity unknown: The category used to report students or employees whose race and ethnicity are not known.
**THECB Definition: A category used to describe a group to which an individual belongs, identifies with, or belongs in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A person may be counted in more than one group.
THECB Definition: A code whereby students and faculty are reported in the appropriate ethnic category:
- 1 = Hispanic or Latino origin
- 2 = Not Hispanic or Latino origin
- 3 = Not answered
CDS Definition: 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).
IPEDS Definition: 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.
UMHB Definition: An individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission.
CDS Definition: Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at your institution.
IPEDS Definition: Applicants that have been granted an official offer to enroll in a postsecondary institution.
UMHB Definition: Applicant who is offered admission status.
CDS Definition: 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 weigh to each course. Weighting gives students additional points for their grades in advanced or honors courses.
CDS Definition: 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 score 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. The 25th percentile is the score that 25 percent scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at or above.
IPEDS Definition: ACT, previously known as the American College Testing program, measures educational development and readiness to pursue college-level coursework in English, mathematics, natural science, and social studies. Student performance does not reflect innate ability and is influenced by a student's educational preparedness.
IPEDS Definition: Previously known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, this is an examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and used to predict the facility with which an individual will progress in learning college-level academic subjects.
IPEDS Definition: A unit of measure representing the equivalent of an hour (50 minutes) of instruction per week over the entire term. It is applied toward the total number of credit hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
CDS Definition: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.
IPEDS Definition: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.
THECB Definition: The credential granted a student for successful completion of a set curriculum such as a degree or certificate.
IPEDS Definition: The rate required for disclosure and/or reporting purposes under Student Right-to-Know Act. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.
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