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About Semester Enrollment Statistics

About Semester Enrollment Statistics

Enrollment information is not to be released externally without the approval of the Office of Institutional Research. They can be reached at 216.368.2338. Additional information (further breakdowns by school, major, gender, etc.) relating to enrollment data may be obtained through Institutional Research.

Throughout these documents, you will see references to the following terms:

Group - colleges, schools and special programs. For example, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Law are all academic groups.

Career - classifies both students and curricula as belonging to one of nine categories: Undergraduate, Graduate, Management, Law, Medicine, Applied Social Sciences, Nursing, Dental, and Non-degree. Note: For reporting purposes, students have been classified in the career of the their primary academic program.

Plan - The method by which a student pursues their studies. For undergraduate students, majors and minors are Academic Plans. In the School of Graduate Studies, Plan A and Plan B options are Academic Plans.

Classifications:

  • UGRD = UNDERGRADUATE
  • POST-BACC = POST-BACCALAUREATE
  • CIM = CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

 

Full-time/Part-time:

Case Western Reserve University's new student information system, implemented in summer 2008, allows the university to store and use multiple definitions of student status. The university definition considers any student to be full-time if he or she is enrolled in a full-time equivalent course, even if the student's credit-hour registration is at less than a full-time level. Such courses include dissertation research, cooperative education, certain practica and internships, and study abroad. These students have always been considered full-time by the university, but limitations in the legacy student system did not allow reporting based on any standard other than credit-hour enrollment. The new reporting standards make the internal and external definitions consistent. Abbreviations used are:

  • PTM = PART TIME MALES
  • PTF = PART TIME FEMALES
  • FTM = FULL TIME MALES
  • FTF = FULL TIME FEMALES

FTE - Full Time Equivalency:

The formula for calculating FTE is total part-time students divided by three, plus total full-time students.

Ethnicity codes (effective Spring 2010):

  • AFAM - Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
  • AMIND - American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • ASIAN - 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.
  • HAWAII - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • LATINO - Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • WHITE - White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
  • UNKNOWN - Race unknown.
  • MULTI - A person reporting more than one race and who is not Hispanic or Latino.

For more information on changes to federal reporting on race and ethnicity (effective spring 2010), see Race and Ethnicity Reporting.

Ethnicity codes (prior to Spring 2010):

  • ETH1 = AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE
  • ETH2 = BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN
  • ETH3 = ASIAN
  • ETH4 = HISPANIC OR LATINO
  • ETH5 = WHITE
  • ETH6 = OTHER

Enrollment by State, Ohio County and Country:

  • Enrollment by State reports counts of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled for the semester based on their reported state of residence as recorded in the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Enrollment by Ohio County reports all U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled for the semester who have recorded residency in Ohio.
  • Enrollment by Country reports all students who are enrolled for the semester based on their country of citizenship, which may be different than their country of residence.