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Information on Entering Student, including Tests, High Schools, Applications, and Rankings
Student Head Count *
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    *In 2014-15, the Office of Institutional Research went through an update of its database procedures and had to rebuild the tables it uses to publicly present data. We chose to start with five years of data to publicly report. One of the things introduced was a stronger delineation between Majors and Concentrations. Views have been added that break Majors out into their specific concentrations. If you have need for data prior to 2009, please feel free to fill out our REQUEST FORM for additional data.
    Information on Student Head Counts
    Information on Student FTE
    Information on Student Credit/Contact Hours
    Student Degrees Awarded
    Information Degrees Awarded
    Student Retention/Graduation
    Information on Graduation and Retention Rates
    Information on Employees
    Information on Graduate Assistants
    Information on Funding
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    School Migration
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    New definitions for race and ethnicity have been adopted to implement the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 1997 Standards for Race and Ethnicity. Under the new guidelines, individuals may select an ethnicity and one or more races. Hispanic is defined as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. To match Federal reporting guidelines, all who select Hispanic will be reported under this category and non-Hispanic individuals who select more than one race will be reported in the category titled, Two or More races. Those who select non-Hispanic and a single race will be reported under that race. The new definitions separate Asian, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, however historical data reported under Asian may include Pacific Islanders.

    We are currently in the process of switching our data (including historical data) to the new definitions. Race/Ethnicity Data taken from this site prior to September 2010 may not exactly match current racial/ethnic role-ups due to the new definitions. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Because head counts, hours, finances, and other elements of the University are always changing, Freezes - snapshots - are taken to use as static references

    As a practice, we try to take these freezes on a consistent calendar basis (take the snapshots the same time each year).

    After we freeze a set of data, we then take the time to confirm the data, and correct any errors using a consistent set of rules and practices before releasing the numbers to the general public.

    The general calendar when we anticipate public release:
    • Student Freeze: November
    • Employees Freeze: October
    • Financial Freeze: August
    • Sponsored Programs Freeze: November
    • Graduate Assistants: January
    • Student Credit Hours: November, March, August (the only one where we are using full academic year)
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    Top % HS Ranking Average 2010

    Animal & Veterinary Sciences19581760189217961786
    Biological Sciences1729117328173321838617409
    CAFLS Dean's Office2410365205373202
    Communications Studies24301730234427482060
    Construction Science and Mgmt18122614291728103822
    Dean of Arch,Arts&Humanities22771947235322772252
    Dean of Health,Educ,HumanDev            202    
    Environmental Engr & Earth Sci234201102102133
    Food, Nutrition & Package Sci17392152175918792286
    General Engineering177081770218863191,111181,215
    Genetics and Biochemistry14591467176415871596
    Graphic Communications19362133234521552051
    Landscape Architecture217176306167305
    Materials Science&Engineering184                
    Mathematical Sciences17231318182715361739
    Parks Recreation & Tourism Mgt28463530284530542645
    Performing Arts32142418271028253511
    Philosophy and Religion18825132510333226
    Physics and Astronomy18171616211615211220
    Political Science20342241223820482044
    Public Health Sciences11241528134217721769
    School of Ag,For,Env Sciences17522264239323792492
    School of Architecture12451442126120412370
    School of Computing2451206021831910119116
    School of Nursing13381043144014571362
    Sociology and Anthropology26144014291536183016
    Teacher Education167816791797199718105

    HS Rank CountDepartmentHS Rank
    5860929686Animal & Veterinary Sciences1917181717
    291328332386409Biological Sciences1717171817
    105532CAFLS Dean's Office2436203720
    3030444860Communications Studies2417232720
    1214171022Construction Science and Mgmt1826292838
    7747537752Dean of Arch,Arts&Humanities2219232222
          2  Dean of Health,Educ,HumanDev      20  
    41223Environmental Engr & Earth Sci2320101013
    3952597986Food, Nutrition & Package Sci1721171822
    7087028631,1111,215General Engineering1717181918
    5967648796Genetics and Biochemistry1414171515
    3633455551Graphic Communications1921232120
    76675Landscape Architecture2117301630
    4        Materials Science&Engineering18        
    2318273639Mathematical Sciences1713181517
    4630455445Parks Recreation & Tourism Mgt2835283026
    1418102511Performing Arts3224272835
    8131036Philosophy and Religion1825253322
    1716162120Physics and Astronomy1816211512
    3441384844Political Science2022222020
    2428427269Public Health Sciences1115131717
    5264937992School of Ag,For,Env Sciences1722232324
    4542614170School of Architecture1214122023
    516083101116School of Computing2420211919
    3843405762School of Nursing1310141413
    1414151816Sociology and Anthropology2640293630
    78799797105Teacher Education1616171918

    FALL enrollment reported to the Commission on Higher Education
    This table reflects fall First Time, First Year Freshman enrollment and does not include spring/summer counts
    AVG = Average Ranking

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    Last Revised: February 5, 2008

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