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Common Data Set 2020-21

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Last Updated January 30, 2020

 

A0. Respondent Information (Not for Publication)

    Name: Jamie Harrell

    Title: Institutional Research Analyst

    Office: Office of Institutional Research

    Mailing Address, City/State/Zip/Country: 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville FL 32224-7699

    Phone: 1-904-620-2015

    Fax: 1-904-620-2322

    E-mail Address: OIR@unf.edu

 

Are your responses to the CDS posted for reference on your institution’s Web site? Yes 

If yes, please provide the URL of the corresponding Web page: https://www.unf.edu/ir/Common_Data_Set/2020/2020.aspx

 

A0A. We invite you to indicate if there are items on the CDS for which you cannot use the requested analytic convention, cannot provide data for the cohort requested, whose methodology is unclear, or about which you have questions or comments in general. This information will not be published but will help the publishers further refine CDS items.

 

A1. Address Information 

    Name of College or University: University of North Florida 
    Mailing Address, City/State/Zip/Country: University of North Florida 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville FL 32224-7699 
    Street Address (if different) City/State/Zip/Country: 
    Main Phone Number: (904)-620-1000 
    WWW Home Page Address: www.unf.edu 
    Admissions Phone Number: (904)-620-5555 
    Admissions Toll-free Number: 
    Admissions Office Mailing Address, City/State/Zip/Country:
    Admissions Fax Number: (904)-620-2299 
    Admissions E-mail Address: admissions@unf.edu 


If there is a separate URL for your school’s online application, please specify: www.apply.unf.edu
If you have a mailing address other than the above to which applications should be sent, please provide: 

 

A2. Source of institutional control (check one only)

 

 Must Provide Institutional Control 
X Public
  Private (nonprofit)
  Proprietary

 

A3. Classify your undergraduate institution: 

 

Must Provide  Undergraduate Institution 
X Coeducational college
  Men’s college
  Women’s college

A4. Academic year calendar 

 

Must Provide  Academic Year 
X Semester
  Quarter
  Trimester
  Other (describe):  
  4-1-4
  Continuous
  Differs by program (describe):

 

A5. Degrees offered by your institution 

 

 Must Provide Degrees Offered By Institution 
  Certificate
  Diploma
X Associate  
  Transfer
  Terminal 
X Bachelor’s
X Post-bachelor’s certificate   
X Master's   
X  Post-master’s certificate 
X  Doctoral degree research/scholarship 
X Doctoral degree – professional practice   
  Doctoral degree – other 

B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE

Last Updated March 9, 2021

  • 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, 2020. Note: Report students formerly designated as "first professional" in the graduate cells.

     

    Full-time students
    Criteria Category Men Women
    Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen Undergraduate 1,065      1,548
    Other first-year, degree-seeking Undergraduate 143 127
    All other degree-seeking Undergraduate 3,395 4,531
    Total degree-seeking Undergraduate 4,603 6,206
    All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses Undergraduate 1 7
    Total Undergraduates Undergraduate 4,604 6,213
    Degree-seeking, first-time Graduate 119 271
    All other degree-seeking Graduate 198 461
    All other graduates enrolled in credit courses Graduate 0 1
    Total graduate Graduate 317 733

     

    Part-time students
    Criteria Category Men Women
    Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen Undergraduate 60 68
    Other first-year, degree-seeking Undergraduate 51 47
    All other degree-seeking Undergraduate 1,453 1,801
    Total degree-seeking Undergraduate 1,564 1,916
    All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses Undergraduate 87 166
    Total Undergraduates Undergraduate 1,651 2,082
    Degree-seeking, first-time Graduate 86 170
    All other degree-seeking Graduate 304 750
    All other graduates enrolled in credit courses Graduate 2 14
    Total graduate Graduate 392 934

    Total all undergraduates: 14,550

    Total all graduate: 2,376

    GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS: 16,926

     

  • 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, 2020. 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."

    Race/Ethnicity

    Degree-seeking,

    First-Time First-Year

    Degree-seeking Undergraduates

    (include first-time first-year)

    Total Undergraduates

    (both degree- and non-degree seeking)

    Nonresident aliens 30 223 227
    Hispanic/Latino 446 2,092 2,127
    Black or African American, non-Hispanic 317 1,416 1,444
    White, non-Hispanic 1,629 8,914 9,067
    American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 6 21 21
    Asian, non-Hispanic 151 798 821
    Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 3 18 19
    Two or more races, non-Hispanic 156 754 761
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3 53 63
    Total 2,741 14,289 14,550

Persistence

  • B3. Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

    Degrees Awarded Amount
    Undergraduate Certificate 15
    Associate degrees 241
    Bachelor's degrees 3,421
    Post bachelor's certificates 28
    Master's degrees 672
    Post-master's certificates 4
    Doctoral degrees - research/scholarship 21
    Doctoral degrees - professional practice 145
    Doctoral degrees - other -

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 2020-21 Survey.

 

In the following section for bachelor's or equivalent programs, please disaggregate the Fall 2013 and Fall 2014 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 2014 cohort if available. If Fall 2014 cohort data are not available, provide data for the Fall 2013 cohort.

Fall 2014 Cohort

Cohort Data

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grants 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 2014 cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students 550 293 951 1,794
B - Of the initial 2014 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, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions 12      6 21 39
C - Final 2014 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions 538 287 930 1,755
D - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2018) 202 98 377 677
E - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after Aug. 31, 2018 and by Aug. 31, 2019) 81 49 177 307
F - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after Aug. 31, 2019 and by Aug. 31, 2020) 27 18 34 79
G - Total graduating within six years (sum of lines D, E, and F) 310 165 588 1,063
H - Six-year graduation rate for 2014 cohort (G divided by C) 58% 57% 63% 61%

Fall 2013 Cohort

Cohort Data Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant Recipients of a Subsidized 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 2013 cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students 456 238 884 1,578
B - Of the initial 2013 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, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions 12 9 24 45
C - Final 2013 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions 444 229 860 1,533
D - Of the initial 2013 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2017) 155 66 314 535
E - Of the initial 2013 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after Aug. 31, 2017 and by Aug. 31, 2018) 83 44 172 299
F - Of the initial 2013 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after Aug. 31, 2018 and by Aug. 31, 2019) 27 19 53 99
G - Total graduating within six years (sum of lines D, E, and F) 265 129 539 933
H - Six-year graduation rate for 2013 cohort (G divided by C) 60% 56% 63%

61%

For Two-Year Institutions

Please provide data for the 2017 cohort if available. If 2017 cohort data are not available, provide data for the 2016 cohort.

 

2017 Cohort 2016 Cohort
B12. Initial 2017 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students: ___________________ B12. Initial 2016 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students: ___________________
B13. Of the initial 2017 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: death, permanently disability, or service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions: ___________________ B13. Of the 2016 initial cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: death, permanently disability, or service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions: ___________________
B14. Final 2017 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions___________________ B14. Final 2016 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions___________________
(Subtract question B13 from question B12) (Subtract question B13 from question B12)
B15. Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total): ___________________ B15. Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total): ___________________
B16. Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time: ____________ B16. Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time: ____________
B17. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total): _______________ B17. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total): _______________
B18. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of normal time: ____________ B18. Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of normal time: ____________
B19. Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions: _________________ B19. Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions: _________________
B20. Total transfers to two-year institutions: __________________ B20. Total transfers to two-year institutions: __________________
B21. Total transfers to four-year institutions: B21. Total transfers to four-year institutions:

Retention Rates

Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2019 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for students who departed for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, or service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government or 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 2019 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2020? 83%

C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION

Last Updated January 30, 2020

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 2019. 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). Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.

 

 

C2. Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability) 

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? No

If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2019 admissions:


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?

If yes, do you release that information to students? 

Do you release that information to school counselors?

 

Admission Requirements  

 

C3. High school completion requirement 

Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students: 

 

Allows For  High School Award
X High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
  High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
  High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students? 

 

 Allows For College Prep Program
X Require
  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.


Subject Units Required  Units Recommended 
Total academic units    18    
English     04     
Mathematics    04    
Science    03    
Of those, units that must be lab    01    
Foreign language     02   
Social Studies      03     
History       
Academic electives      02     
Computer Science       
Visual/Performing Arts       
Other (specify)     

 

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 

          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. 


Academic / non-academic Factors  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     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  

 

SAT and ACT Policies 


C8. Entrance exams  

A. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes 

 

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2021.

ADMISSION 


Tests    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               
SAT Subject Tests             

 

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2021 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

 

 Make use  ACT Admission Decision
  ACT with writing required
  ACT with writing recommended
X ACT with or without writing accepted


If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2021 please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the Essay score will be used in the admissions process):

 

 Make Use  SAT Admission Decision
  SAT with Essay component required
  SAT with Essay component recommended
X SAT with or without Essay component accepted

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay component; check all that apply.

 

Institutional Use  SAT essay  ACT essay 
For admission    
For placement    
For advising    
In place of an application essay    
As a validity check on the application essay    
No college policy as of now    
Not using essay component X X

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? Yes 
 
E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission

 

F. 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): 

G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests): 

Tests  Uses for Placement 
SAT X
ACT X
SAT Subject Tests X
AP X
CLEP  
Institutional Exam  
State Exam (specify): CPT

Freshman Profile

Provide information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2019, 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 2018 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. Do convert Old SAT scores to New SAT scores using the College Board’s concordance tools and tables (sat.org/concordance).


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 Score  75th Percentile Score 
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  560   640
SAT Math  530  620 
ACT Composite  20  25 
ACT Math   17 24 
ACT English   19 25 
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 8% 4%
600-699 49% 35%
500-599 37% 51%
400-499 6% 10%
300-399 0% 0%
200-299 0% 0%
Total  100% 100%

 

Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:


Score Range 
ACT  
Composite 
ACT English   ACT Math 
30-36 4% 8% 1%
24-29 32% 27% 26%
18-23 55% 48% 46%
12-17 9% 15% 26%
6-11 0% 1% 0%
Below 6 0% 0% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100%

 

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).  

 

C11. Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school gradepoint averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale). Report information only for those students from whom you collected high school GPA. 

 

 

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.91 

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 100% 

 

Admission Policies 

 
C13. Application fee 
Does your institution have an application fee? Yes 
Amount of application fee: $30.00
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
 
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:   

 

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes/no 

 

C14. Application closing date 

Does your institution have an application closing date? No 
Application closing date (fall): 
Priority date:
 
C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?  
Yes     
 

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

On a rolling basis beginning (date): July 1

By (date): 
Other:  
 
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date): May 1st

No set date: 
Must reply by May 1 or within  weeks if notified thereafter

Other: 

 

Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): 
Amount of housing deposit: $300.00

Refundable if student does not enroll? Yes, in part 

 
C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes

If yes, maximum period of postponement: 

 

C19. Early admission of high school students: Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, firsttime, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation? Yes

 

C20. Common Application: Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

 

Early Decision and Early Action Plans 

 

C21. Early decision: 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? No 

 
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 2019 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: 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? No   
 
If “yes,” please complete the following: 

Early action closing date: 

Early action notification date:
 

Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?

D. TRANSFER ADMISSION

Last Updated March 18, 2021

Fall Applicants

D1. Does your institution enroll transfer students? (If no, please skip to Section E) Yes

 

If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities? Yes

 

D2. Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall 2020.

 

Gender Applicants Admitted Applicants Enrolled Applicants
Men 1,074 698 415
Women 1,886 987 620
Total 2,960 1,685 1,035

Application for Admission

D3. Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:

 

Allowed of All Term

X

Fall
  Winter

X

Spring

X

Summer

 

 

D4. Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman? Yes

 

If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit of measure? Minimum of 12 transferrable credits earned after high school graduation.

 

D5. Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:

 

Items 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): 2.5

 

D7. If a minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale): 2.0 overall and 2.0 at the last institution attended

 

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.

 

Terms Priority Date Closing Date Notification Date Reply Date Rolling Admission
Fall   June 1     X
Winter          
Spring   Nov. 16     X
Summer   May. 1     X

 

D10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students? No

 

D11. Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:

 

A student with fewer than 12 transferable credit hours earned after high school graduation must apply as a freshman.

 

Additional requirements will exist for students applying to limited access/selective admission programs or as international students.

Transfer Credit Policies

D12. Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit: D

 

D13. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution: N/A

 

Number 72 Unit type Semester Hours

D14. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution:

Number 72 Unit type Semester Hours

 

D15. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate degree: 30 Semester Hours

 

D16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree: 30 Semester Hours

 

D17. Describe other transfer credit policies: To determine the transferability of credits, a transcript evaluation is performed for every transfer applicant upon receipt of a completed application package.

Military Service Transfer Credit Policies

D18. Does your institution accept the following military/veteran transfer credits (choose yes or no):

American Council on Education (ACE) X Yes ☐ No
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) X Yes ☐ No
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) X Yes ☐ No

 

D19. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred based on military education evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE): 21

 

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)): CLEP- Not to exceed 45 credit hours in combination with other acceleration mechanisms.

 

Number: Unit type:

D21. Are the military/veteran credit transfer policies published on your website? Yes

 

If yes, please provide the URL where the policy can be located: https://www.unf.edu/catalog/policies/military_coursework/

 

D22. Describe other military/veteran transfer credit policies unique to your institution:

E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES

Last Updated January 30, 2020

 

 

E1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.

 

 

 

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:

 

F. STUDENT LIFE

Last Updated March 18, 2021

  

F1. Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students and degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2020 who fit the following categories: 


Category First-time, first-year (freshmen) students  Undergraduates 
Percent who are from out of state (exclude international/nonresident aliens from the numerator and denominator) 4% 4%
Percent of men who join fraternities - -
Percent of women who join sororities - -
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 33% 13%
Percent who live off campus or commute 67% 87%
Percent of students age 25 and older 0% 15%
Average age of full-time students 18 21
Average age of all students (full- and part-time) 18 22

 

F2. Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.  

 

 Activities Offered Programs 
X Campus Ministries
X Choral groups 
X Concert band 
  Dance
X Drama/theater 
X International Student Organization 
X Jazz band 
X Literary magazine
  Marching band
  Model UN
X Music ensembles
X Musical theater
X Opera
X Pep band
X Radio station 
X Student government 
X Student newspaper 
  Student-run film society
X Symphony orchestra
X Television station
  YearBook

F3. ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)

 

Army ROTC is offered: 

Is Offered  Location 
X On campus 
  At cooperating institution (name):  

 

Naval ROTC is offered:

Is Offered  Location 
  On campus
X At cooperating institution (name):  Jacksonville University

Air Force ROTC is offered:

 Is Offered Location 
   On campus
  At cooperating institution (name):  

 

F4. Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates at your institution.

 

 Available to Undergraduates Affiliated Housing  
X Coed dorms 
  Men’s dorms
  Women’s dorms
  Apartments for married students
X Apartments for single students 
X Other housing options (specify): 
X  Special housing for disabled students 
  Special housing for international students
  Cooperative Housing 
  Fraternity/Sorority Housing
  Wellness Housing
  Theme housing

E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES

Last Updated January 30, 2020

 

 

E1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary for definitions.

 

 

 

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:

 

H. FINANCIAL AID 

Last Updated December 18, 2020

 

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:  

  • Non-need institutional grants
  • Non-need tuition wavers
  • Non-need athletic awards
  • Non-need federal grants
  • Non-need state grants
  • Non-need outside grants
  • Non-need student loans
  • Non-need parent loans
  • 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.

 
Private student loans: A non-federal 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 to 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. (Note: If the data being reported are final figures for the 2019-2020 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2019-2020 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.        

 

Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below:

 2020-2021 estimated    or     2019-2020 final

 

Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid? (Formerly H3) 

Federal methodology (FM)

Institutional methodology (IM)

Both FM and IM



Awards
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 $22,100,142 $0
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is located) $15,907,084 $10,049,716
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below). $7,183,719 $4,234,868
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college $644,413 $469,940
Total Scholarships/Grants $45,835,359 $14,754,523
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) $24,826,926 $6,274,225
Federal Work-Study $510,907  
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note: Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.) - -
Total Self-Help $25,337,833 $6,258,906
Parent Loans $2,067,422 $636,958
Tuition Waivers Note: Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere. $855,542 $987,240
Athletic Awards $706,237 $1,393,999


 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.  Note: 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. 



Enrolled Student Awards
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 2020 cohort) 2,458 10,689 3,706
b) Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid 2,104 7,390 2,047
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 1,418 5,514 1,717
d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid 1,348 5,185 1,450
e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid 943 3,699 1,066
f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid 535 2,466 765
g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid 767 2,278 173
h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans)  151 410 25
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)  90% 90% 89%
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) $10,207 $9,564 $5,870
k) Average need-based scholarship or grant award of those in line e $8,338 $7,608 $4,695
l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f $3,244 $4,167 $3,754
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 $2,912 $3,777 $3,593


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.  Note:  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. 



Enrolled Student Awards

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) 245 2,615 98
o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n $2,734 $2,124 $959
p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant 34 205 4
q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in line p $8,916 $8,564 $619

 

Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5. 

Include: 

  • 2020 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020
  • 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 CARES Act or unique to the COVID-19 pandemic
H4. Provide the number of students in the 2020 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Exclude students who transferred into your institution.  
 
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. NOTE: 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. 581 47% $19,338
b) Federal loan programs: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 576 46% $17,791
c) Institutional loan programs. 0 0% $0
d) State loan programs. 0 0% $0
e) Private student loans made by a bank or lender. 53 4% $19,182
 

Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens  

(Note: 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: 

 

Check Institutions Policy  Scholarship/Grand Aid 
  Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
 X Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
  Institutional scholarship and 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: 116 

 

Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $359,126

 

Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $3,096 

 

H7. Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:

 

Must Submit Financial Aid Forms 
  Institution’s own financial aid form
  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  International Student’s Financial Aid Application
  International Student’s Certification of Finances
 X Other: Financial Aid Transcript for transfer students

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H8. Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
 
Must Submit Financial Aid Forms
X FAFSA
  Institution’s own financial aid form
  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  State aid form
  Noncustodial PROFILE
  Business/Farm Supplement
  Other: 

 

H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:

 

    Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:  April 1st

    Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:  

    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: yes/no     If yes, starting date: 

 

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

 

 

Check if Available FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
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. Scholarships and Grants

 


Check if Available NEED-BASED AID
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  Need-based   Criteria  Non-need  Need-based  Criteria 
X X Academics X   Leadership
    Alumni affiliation X   Minority status
    Art  X   Music/drama
X   Athletics     Religious affiliation
    Job skills X   State/district residency
    ROTC   ----------------  
 

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: 

 

Are these policies related to the COVID-19 Pandemic? 

I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE

Last Updated March 18, 2021

I-1.

Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2020. 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:

 

Instructional Faculty Members 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 predoctoral 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 only if 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).

 

Type Full-time Part-time Total
a.) Total number of instructional faculty 584 382 966
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups 119 59 178
c.) Total number who are women 284 231 515
d.) Total number who are men 300 151 451
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international) 40 4      44
f.) Total number with doctorate, or other terminal degree 488 128 616
g.) Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's 94 239 333
h.) Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's 2 11 13
i.) Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note: Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.) 0 4 4
j.) Total number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students      

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Report the Fall 2020 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 2020 Student to Faculty ratio: 19 to 1 (based on 13,552 students and 701 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 2020 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 2020. 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
Class Population 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
CLASS SECTIONS 55 247 339 219 112 92 47 1,111
CLASS SUB-SECTIONS 64 156 211 69 29 9 0 538

J. DEGREES CONFERRED

Last Updated December 18, 2020

 

Degrees conferred between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

 

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.

 

Discipline Area Diploma/

Certificates

Associate Bachelor's

CIP 2010

Categories to

Include

Agriculture       1
Natural resources and conservation       3
Architecture       4
Area, ethnic, and gender studies       5
Communication/journalism     7% 9
Communication technologies       10
Computer and information sciences     4% 11
Personal and culinary services       12
Education     4% 13
Engineering     4% 14
Engineering technologies     1% 15
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics     1% 16
Family and consumer sciences       19
Law/legal studies       22
English     3% 23
Liberal arts/general studies   100   24
Library science       25
Biological/life sciences     4% 26
Mathematics and statistics     4% 27
Military science and military technologies       28 and 29
Interdisciplinary studies     4% 30
Parks and recreation     2% 31
Philosophy and religious studies     1% 38
Theology and religious vocations       39
Physical sciences     2% 40
Science technologies       41
Psychology     9% 42

Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

    4% 43
Public administration and social services     1% 44
Social sciences     6% 45
Construction trades       46
Mechanic and repair technologies       47
Precision production       48
Transportation and materials moving       49
Visual and performing arts     3% 50
Health professions and related programs     18% 51
Business/marketing     19% 52
History     1% 54
Other        
TOTAL 100% 100% 100%  

Common Data Set Definitions

Last Updated December 18, 2020

 

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. 

 

 

A

*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, non-admission, 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.

 

B

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.

 

C

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 Post-secondary 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.

 

Clock hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also referred to as contact hours.

 

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.

  

Contact hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also referred to as clock 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 other formal award. 

 

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 formal award. 

 

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 other formal award. 

 

Cross-registration: A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another institution without having to apply to the second institution. 

 

D

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 post-secondary 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 formal award. 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 Post-secondary 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. 

 

E

 

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 non-school-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies, student government, athletics, performing arts, etc. 

 

F

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 post-secondary 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 contact 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 contact hours a week each term. 

 

G

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. 

 

H

*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.

 

 

I

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. 

 

 

L

 

*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.

 

M

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. 

 

N

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.

 

 

O

*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. 

 

P

Part-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits per semester or quarter, or fewer than 24 contact hours a week each term. 

 

*Personal counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for 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. 

 

Post-secondary award, certificate, or diploma: Includes the following three IPEDS definitions for post-secondary awards, certificates, and diplomas of varying duration and credit/contact hour requirements— 

  • Less Than 1 Academic Year: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the post-secondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in less than 1 academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) or in less than 900 contact 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 post-secondary 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 contact hours. 
  • At Least 2 But Less Than 4 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the post-secondary 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 contact 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. 

 

 

Q

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.

 

 

R

 

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 post-secondary 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). 

 

S

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. 

 

 

T

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 post-secondary 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, contact 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.

 

V

*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.

 

W

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:

Non-need institutional grants

Non-need tuition waivers

Non-need athletic awards

Non-need federal grants

Non-need state grants

Non-need outside grants

Non-need student loans

Non-need parent loans

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.