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The end of the third week of classes when data referring to students or courses is secured in special files used for official reporting.
Classification of Instructional Programs.  Code representing academic programs developed by the National Center for Education Statistics. 
The counts reflects students whose Banner major codes represent the program(s) of the department. The lower division (freshmen and sophomores) shows the counts of students who have declared their intention at the time of admission to the University of becoming matriculated in a program that the department offers. All freshmen and the great majority of sophomores (lower division students) are students who have not yet been officially accepted into a department. Juniors and seniors are represented in the upper division counts. Graduate major counts reflect only those students that have been officially accepted by the graduate school. A student is counted as a major if they are registered for at least one course in the fall semester at the end of the third week of classes (the University's official census date).. 

The full-time equivalent, FTE, is calculated by multiplying the number of full-time students in each course by the number of load credits for the course and then dividing by 15 if the course is an undergraduate course, or 12 if the course is graduate level. The part-time FTE is calculated in the same manner based on the part-time students enrolled in the courses. FTE generated in special programs and courses (Honors, Interdisciplinary, Literature and Student Teaching) are credited to the "home" departments of the instructors. FTE generated by faculty members teaching in departments other than their own are also credited to the home department of the faculty..

The number of degrees conferred for each program offered. Each year includes the degrees conferred at the May graduation along with the graduates from the prior December and August.
Refers to a student with part-time status.  An undergraduate student is considered part time when he/she is carrying less than 12 credits in a semester.  A graduate student is considered part-time when he/she is carrying less than 9 credits in a semester.
Students are considered General Fund (full time) freshmen when they are entering the University with 6 or fewer credits accumulated in higher education.


Beginning with the Fall 2012 reporting cycle, the IPEDS HR survey was changed to comply with the requirement to align IPEDS HR reporting with the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.  These new categories are reflected in the Faculty/Staff section of the Fact Book, and are markedly different than the previous ones, so we are only including data since its inception.  Below are some sample jobs that are included in the new categories:

Business and Financial Operations: Director of Business Services, Purchasing Assistant, Associate Accountant, Sustainability Coordinator, Payroll Clerk

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media Occupations

Computer,Engineering, and Science Occupations: Programmer, User Support Manager, Director of Telcom & Operation, Assistant Director of Website Development, Network Administrator

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: Nurse Practitioner, Communication Therapist, Assistant Director of Health Services

Librarians: All librarians (assistant, associate, and full) not listed as technicians or technical assistants

Library Technicians: Library Technical Assistant, Library Technician

Management: President, Vice President, Dean, CIO, Associate and Assistant Vice President, Directors (Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Athletics, Library Services, Housing, etc.), Registrar, Controller

Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance: Trades Positions (Carpentry, Electrical, Grounds, Locksmith, Plumbing) and Supervisors

Office and Administrative Support: Administrative Assistant, Secretary, Office Assistant

Postsecondary Teachers: Instructional Faculty

Production,Transportation, and Material Moving: Stationary Engineer, HVAC

Service: Lead Custodian, Custodian, Police Officer, Residence Hall Director, Maintainer

Student and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services Occupations

Full-Time Teaching Faculty (FTE): Full-time equivalency (FTE) of Full-Time Teaching Faculty is based on headcount (filled positions) regardless of load credits carried. One full-time teaching faculty member = One full-time equivalency faculty member.

Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) of Part-Time Teaching Faculty: Full-time equivalency (FTE) of Part-Time Teaching Faculty is based on faculty load credits divided by 12. Only lecturers are considered part-time faculty.
Refers to a student with full-time status.  An undergraduate student is considered full time when he/she is carrying 12 or more credits in a semester.  A graduate student is considered full-time when he/she is carrying 9 or more credits in a semester.
This refers to a count of the actual number of students registered for at least one class on the Census Date.
The method of collecting the racial/ethnic information is through student's self-identification at enrollment. Minority counts include Non-Resident Alien, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic of any race, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Two or more races category is not included in minority counts.
The student's permanent residence whether it is in Connecticut or out of state.
Student FTE: 
Full Time Equivalent.  FTE is calculated from the total credit hours generated by students.
a) One undergraduate FTE equals 15 credit hours.
b) One graduate FTE equals 12 credit hours.
Refers to the student's level (undergraduate or graduate) and attendance type: 
(full or part time, general or extension fund).
Students are considered transfers when they are entering the University with more than 6 higher education credits.