Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Common Data Set 2000-2001

Table of Contents

  1. General Information
  2. Enrollment and Persistence
  3. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
  4. Transfer Admission
  5. Academic Offerings and Policies
  6. Student Life
  7. Annual Expenses
  8. Financial Aid
  9. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  10. Degrees Conferred

A. General Information

1. Address Information

Name of College or University: Mississippi State University
Mailing Address, City/State/Zip: PO Box 6305, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Street Address (if different), City/State/Zip: Main Phone: 662/325-3076
WWW Home Page Address: http://www.msstate.edu
Admissions Phone Number: 662/325-2224
Admissions Office Mailing Address, City/State/Zip: PO Box 6305, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Admissions Fax number: 662/325-7360
Admissions E-mail Address: admit@admissions.msstate.edu
Is there a separate URL application site on the Internet? If so, please specify: http://msuinfo.ur.msstate.edu/admissions

2. Source of institutional control (check one only)

X Public
  Private (nonprofit)
  Proprietary

3. Classify your undergraduate institution:

X Coeducational College
  Men's College
  Women's College

4. Academic year calendar

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

5. Degrees offered by your institution

  Certificate   Postbachelor's certificate
  Diploma X Master's
  Associate X Post-master's certificate
  Transfer X Doctoral
  Terminal X First professional
X Bachelor's   First professional certificate

B. Enrollment and Persistence

1. Institutional Enrollment--Men and Women

Provide numbers of students reported on IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey 2000 as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 20, 2000.

 

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

  Men Women Men Women
Undergraduates  
Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen 971 1,029 8 5
Other first-year, degree-seeking 486 433 124 137
All other degree-seeking 4,799 3,934 767 614
Total degree-seeking 6,256 5,396 899 756
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses 0 0 0 0
Total undergraduates 6,256 5,396 899 756
First-professional  
First-time, first-professional students 18 32 0 0
All other first-professionals 53 87 0 0
Total first-professional 71 119 0 0
Graduate  
Degree-seeking, first-time 286 197 123 183
All other degree-seeking 586 489 516 684
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses 0 0 0 0
Total graduate 872 686 639 867

Total all undergraduates 13,307

Total all graduate and professional students 3,254

GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS 16,561

2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category

Provide numbers of undergraduate students reported on IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey 2000 as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2000.

  DEGREE-SEEKING FIRST-TIME FIRST YEAR DEGREE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES
Non-resident aliens 20 213
Black, non-Hispanic 433 2,554
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3 63
Asian or Pacific Islander 18 118
Hispanic 15 108
White, non-Hispanic 1,524 10,251
Race/ethnicity unknown 0 0
Total 2,013 13,307

Persistence

3. Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2000.

Certificate/diploma 0
Associate degrees 0
Bachelor's degrees 2,418
Post-bachelor's certificates 0
Master's degrees 692
Post-master's certificates 32
Doctoral degrees 138
First professional degrees 49
First professional certificates 0

Graduation Rates

The items in this section correspond to data elements formerly collected by IPEDS or currently 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 instructions and glossary on the 1999 paper-based or the 2000 Web-based survey.

For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs

Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in fall 1994. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the summer term preceding fall 1994.

4. Initial 1994 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students; total all students: 1,527

5. Of the initial 1994 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: 2

6. Final 1994 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: 1,525 (Subtract question B5 from question B4)

7. Of the initial 1994 initial cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by August 31, 1998): 292

8. Of the initial 1994 cohort, how may completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after August 31, 1998 and by August 31, 1999): 318

9. Of the initial 1994 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after August 31, 1999 and by August 31, 2000): 127

10. Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9): 737

11. Six-year graduation rate for 1994 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6): 48%

Retention Rates

Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in fall 1999 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for students who departed for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government or official church missions. No other adjustments to the initial cohort should be made.

22. For the cohort of all full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered your institution as freshmen in fall 1999 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates it official enrollment in fall 2000? 79%


C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

Applications

1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students

Provide the number of degree-seeking students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2000. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants include all students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.

Total men applied 2,942
Total women applied 3,171
Total men admitted 2,059
Total women admitted 2,251
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 971
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 8
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 1,029
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 5

2. 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?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2000 admissions:

  • Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list _____
  • Number accepting a place on the waiting list _____
  • Number of wait-listed students admitted _____

Admission Requirements

3. High school completion requirement

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

X High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
  High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
  High school diploma or equivalent is not required

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

X Required
  Recommended
  Neither required nor recommended

5. 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.

  Units Required Units Recommended
Total Academic Units 16 21
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Of these, units that must be Lab 2 2
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 1 2
History 2 2
Academic Electives 1 2
Other (specify): Computer 1 1

Basis for Selection

6. 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:

  • Yes:
  • No: X

Open admission policy as described above for most students, but

  • selective admission for out-of-state students
  • selective admission to some programs
  • other (explain) X
    Freshmen who do not meet regular admission requirements: test scores, GPA, or course requirements may be accepted to a summer Developmental Program - successful completion results in regular admission.

7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

  Very important Important Considered Not considered
Academic        
Secondary school record X      
Class rank X      
Recommendation(s)     X  
Standardized test scores X      
Essay       X
Nonacademic        
Interview       X
Extracurricular activities       X
Talent/ability     X  
Character/personal qualities       X
Alumni/ae relation     X  
Geographical residence       X
State residency       X
Religious affiliation/commitment       X
Minority status       X
Volunteer work       X
Work experience       X

SAT and ACT Policies

8. Entrance exams

1. Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?

  • Yes: X
  • No:

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

ADMISSION
  Require Recommend Require for some Considered if submitted Not used
SAT I          
ACT          
SAT I or ACT (no preference) X        
SAT I or ACT--SAT I preferred          
SAT I or ACT--ACT preferred          
SAT I and SAT II          
SAT I and SAT II or ACT          
SAT II          

2. Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?

Placement

  • Yes: X
  • No:

Counseling

  • Yes: X
  • No:

If used for placement, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in placement:

PLACEMENT
  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT I      
SAT II      
ACT      
SAT I or ACT      
Other (specify):      

Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: 4/1

Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission: _____

If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests recommended for some students, or if tests not required of some students):

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2000, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.

9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2000 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students who submitted test scores. Do not include partial test scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. SAT scores should be recentered scores. The 25th percentile is the score that 25 percent scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at or above.

  • Percent submitting SAT scores 4%
    • Number submitting SAT scores 80
  • Percent submitting ACT scores 96%
    • Number submitting ACT scores 2,012
  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT I Verbal    
SAT I Math    
ACT Composite 19 27
ACT English 20 28
ACT Math 18 26

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

  SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800    
600-699    
500-599    
400-499    
300-399    
200-299    

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 10 17 10
24-29 33 33 30
18-23 48 38 42
12-17 9 11 18
6-11 0    
below 6 0    

10. 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).

  • Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class - 26%
  • Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class - 53%
  • Percent in top half of high school graduating class - 82%
  • Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class - 18%
  • Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class - 5%
  • Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 81%

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

  • Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher - 70%
  • Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.9 - 30%
  • Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 - 1%
  • Percent who had GPA below 1.0 - 0%

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

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 99%

Admissions Policies

Does your institution have an application closing date?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

Application closing date (fall) _____
Priority date _____

15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?

  • Yes: X
  • No:

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

  • On a rolling basis beginning (date): _____
  • By (date): _______
  • Other: Continuous

17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only) Must reply by (date): ________

No set date:

  • Yes:
  • No: X
    Must reply by May 1 or within ________weeks if notified thereafter
    Other: Architecture and Professional Golf Management applicants must reply by March 1

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

  • Yes: X
  • No:

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

  • Yes: X
  • No:

20. Common application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

    If "yes," are supplemental forms required?

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

21. 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?

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

    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 ________
    • 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 ________

22. Early action: Do you have a non-binding 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?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

    If "yes," please complete the following:

    • Early action closing date ________
    • Early action notification date ________

D. Transfer Admission

Fall Applicants

1. Does your institution enroll transfer students?

  • Yes:
  • No: X
    (If no, please skip to Section E)

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

  • Yes:
  • No: X

2. Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in fall 2000.

  Applicants Admitted Applicants Enrolled Applicants
Men 1,539 1,008 884
Women 1,415 860 785
Total 2,954 1,868 1,669

Application for Admission

3. Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:

  • FallX
  • Winter
  • SpringX
  • SummerX

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

  • Yes X
  • No

    If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit of measure? 12 semester hours

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

  Required of all Recommended for all Recommended for some Required for 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        

6. If a minimum high school grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale): 2.0

7. If a minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale): 2.0

8. List any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:

Minimum 2.75 GPA and golf handicap required of professional golf management program applicants. Requirements vary for architecture and business/industry program applicants.
(See 11 and 17 below)

9. 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.

  Priority Date Closing Date Notification Date Reply Date Rolling Admission
Fall 07/01   X    
Winter          
Spring 12/01   X    
Summer 5/01   X    

10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

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

Minimum 2.75 GPA and golf handicap required of Professional Golf Management program applicants.

Requirements vary for Architecture and Business & Industry program applicants.

Transfer Credit Policies

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

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

Number:64 Unit type: Semester Hours

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

Number: 96 Unit type: Semester Hours

15. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate's degree:

16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree: 32

17. Describe other transfer credit policies:

Minimum 2.75 GPA and golf handicap required of Professional Golf Management program applicants.

Requirements vary for Architecture and Business & Industry program applicants.


E. Academic Offerings and Policies

1. Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to definitions.

Accelerated programX Honors programX
Cooperative (work-study) program X Independent studyX
Cross-registration InternshipsX
Distance learningX Liberal arts/career combinationX
Double major X Student-designed majorX
Dual enrollmentX Study abroadX
English as a Second LanguageX Teacher certification programX
Exchange student program (domestic)X Weekend college
External degree program Other (specify):

2. Has been removed from CDS.

3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation.

Arts/fine artsX HumanitiesX
Computer literacyX MathematicsX
English (including composition)X Philosophy
Foreign languages Sciences (biological or physical)X
HistoryX Social scienceX
Other (describe): X  

Library Collections

Report the number of holdings. Refer to the 1998 IPEDS Academic Libraries Survey, Part D, for corresponding equivalents.

4. Books, serial backfiles, electronic documents and government documents (titles) that are accessible through the library's catalog 1,576,409 (sum of lines 27 and 29, column 2)

5. Current serial subscriptions (paper, microform, electronic) 15,574 (sum of lines 30 and 31, column 2)

6. Microforms (units): 2,234,586 (line 28, column 2)

7. Audiovisual materials (units): 14,665 (line 32, column 2)


F. Student Life

1. Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) students and all degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in fall 2000 who fit the following categories:

 
First-time, first-year
(freshman) students
Undergraduates
Percent who are from out of state (exclude international/nonresident aliens) 27% 19%
Percent of men who join fraternities 15% 17%
Percent of women who join sororities 15% 18%
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 90% 34%
Percent who live off campus or commute 15% 72%
Percent of students age 25 and older 0 14%
Average age of full-time students 18 21
Average age of all students (full- and part-time) 18 22

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

Choral groupsX Marching bandX Student governmentX
Concert band X Music ensemblesX Student newspaperX
DanceX Musical theater X Student-run film society
Drama/theaterX Opera Symphony orchestraX
Jazz bandX Pep bandX Television stationX
Literary magazineX Radio stationX YearbookX

3. ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)

  • Army ROTC is offered:
    • On campusX
    • At cooperating institution (name):
  • Naval ROTC is not offered
    • On campus
    • At cooperating institution (name):
  • Air Force ROTC is offered
    • On campusX
    • At cooperating institution (name):

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

Coed dorms X Special housing for disabled studentsX
Men's dormsX Special housing for international studentsX
Women's dormsX Fraternity/sorority housingX
Apartments for married students X Cooperative housing
Apartments for single studentsX  
Other housing options (specify): Honors housing, Special housing for first year students and graduate studentsX  

G. Annual Expenses

Provide 2001-2002 academic year costs for the following categories that are applicable to your institution.

1. Undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board

List the typical tuition, required fees, and room and board for a full-time undergraduate student for the FULL 2001-2002 academic year. A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to two semesters or trimesters, three quarters, or the period covered by a four-one-four plan. Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan. Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees.) Do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory use).

  FIRST-YEAR UNDERGRADUATES
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:    
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONSIn-district $3,586 $3,586
In-state (out-of-district): $3,586 $3,586
Out-of-state: $8,125 $8,125
NONRESIDENT ALIENS: $8,125 $8,125
REQUIRED FEES:    
ROOM AND BOARD: (on-campus) $5,199 $5,199
ROOM ONLY: (on-campus) $2,164 $2,164
BOARD ONLY: (on-campus meal plan) $3,035 $3,035

Comprehensive tuition/room/board fee (if your college cannot provide separate tuition/room/board fees): _________________________________

Other

2. Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition

  • 12 minimum
  • 24 maximum

3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore, junior, senior)?

  • Yes:
  • No: X

4. If tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program, describe briefly: ____________________________________________________________

5. Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:

Residents
Commuters
(living at home)
Commuters
(not living at home)
Books and supplies: $600    
Room only:      
Board only:      
Transportation & Personal: $1000    
Other expenses: $799    

6. Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges:

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:  
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS In-district: $130
In-state (out-of-district): $130
Out-of-state: $294
NONRESIDENT ALIENS: $294

H. Financial Aid

Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

1. Enter total dollar amounts awarded to 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. Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that is non-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid columns. (For a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the definitions section).

Indicate academic year for which data are reported for items 1, 2 and 6 below: 2000-2001 estimated or 1999-2000 final X

  Need-based Non-need-based
  $ $
Scholarships/Grants    
Federal $8,570,087  
State $2,262,585 $2,059,450
Institutional (endowment, alumni, or other institutional awards) and external funds awarded by the college excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below) $3,345,893 $2,826,407
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g. Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college $2,279,300 $422,234
Total Scholarships/Grants $16,457,865 $5,308,091
Self-Help    
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) $25,535,862 $3,124,360
Federal Work Study $2,460,194  
State and other work study/employment    
Total Self-Help $27,996,056 $3,124,360
Parent Loans $1,357,715 $3,239,543
Tuition waivers   $10,021,974
Athletic awards   $1,712,091

Number of Enrolled Students Receiving Aid

2. List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and received financial aid. 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 receiving 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.

  First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergrad Less than Full-time
a) Number of degree-seeking students (CDS Item B1) 1,945 12,273 n/a
b) Number of students in line a who were financial aid applicants 1,804 10,752 n/a
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 1,370 7,964 n/a
d) Number of students in line c who received any need-based gift aid 1,219 7,005 n/a
e) Number of students in line c who received any need-based self-help aid 1,136 6,080 n/a
f) Number of students in line c who received any non-need-based gift aid 800 5,269 n/a
g) Number of students in line c who received any non-need-based self-help aid 223 779 n/a
h) Number of students in line c whose need was fully met 277 2,624 n/a
i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC. 61% 67% n/a
j) The average financial aid package of those in line c. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC. $4,512 $5,698 n/a
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e $2,839 $2,498 n/a
l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f $2,467 $3,540 n/a
m) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f who receive a need-based loan $2,405 $3,243 n/a
n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need, who received non-need-based aid (exclude those receiving athletic awards and tuition benefits) 574 2,668 n/a
o) Average award to students in line n $3,484 $3,286 n/a
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic award 90 482 n/a
q) Average non-need-based athletic award to those in line p $3,584 $3,488 n/a

3. Which needs analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?

  • Federal methodology (FM)
  • Institutional methodology (IM)
  • Both FM and IM

4. Percent of 2000 graduating undergraduate class who have borrowed through all loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private etc.; exclude parent loans) Include only students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution: 41%

5. Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line H4: Do not include money borrowed at other institutions: $15,680

Aid to Undergraduate International Students

6. Indicate your institution's policy regarding financial aid for undergraduate international (nonresident alien) students:

  • College-administered need-based financial aid is available for international students
  • College-administered non-need-based financial aid is available for international students
  • College-administered financial aid is not available for international students X

If college-administered financial aid is available for undergraduate international students, provide the number of international students who received need- or non-need-based aid in the last academic year:

  • Average dollar amount awarded to international students in the last academic year: $ ________
  • Total dollar amount awarded to international students in the last academic year: $ ________

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

7. Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:

FAFSAX
Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
State aid form
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
Business/Farm Supplement
Other: XScholar application /State grant

8. Check off all financial aid forms international (non-resident alien) first-year financial aid applicants must submit:

Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Foreign Student's Financial Aid Application
Foreign Student's Certification of Finances
Other:

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

  • Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:
  • Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: April 1 (scholarship/state grant)
  • No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis)

10. Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students:

Students notified on or about (date):

Students notified on a rolling basis:

  • Yes X
  • No
  • If yes, starting date: February 15

11. 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 at your institution:

12. Loans

FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Consolidation Loans
FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans X
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford LoansX
FFEL PLUS LoansX
FFEL Consolidation Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State LoansX
College/university loans from institutional fundsX
Other (specify):

13. Scholarships and Grants

Need-based:
Federal PellX
SEOGX
State scholarships/grantsX
Private scholarshipsX
College/university gift aid from institutional fundsX
United Negro College Fund
Federal Nursing Scholarship
Other (specify):
Non-need based (college-administered):
Alumni AffiliationX
Academics X
Art X
Job Skills
AthleticsX
ROTCX
Leadership X
Minority Status X
Music/DramaX
Religious Affiliation
State-District Residency X

I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

1. The following definition of instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its annual Faculty Compensation Survey. Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Institutions are asked to EXCLUDE:

  1. instructional faculty in pre-clinical and clinical medicine
  2. 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,
  3. undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like
  4. faculty on leave without pay, and
  5. replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave.

  • Full-time: faculty employed on a full-time basis
  • Part-time: faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Also includes adjuncts and part-time instructors.
  • Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
  • Doctorate: includes Ph.D., Ed.D in education, DMA in musical arts, DBA in business administration, D. Eng or DES in engineering.
  • First Professional: includes the fields of 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), law (JD) and theological professions (MDiv,MHL).
  • Terminal degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch(architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).
  Full time Part time Total
Total number of instructional faculty 770 90 860
Total number who are members of minority groups 79 13 92
Total number who are women 216 48 264
Total number who are men 554 42 596
Total number who are non-resident aliens (international) 23 4 27
Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree 616 22 638
Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's 142 50 192
Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's 4 14 18
Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other 595 27 622

2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Report the Fall 2000 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 2000 Student to faculty ratio: 16.74 to 1

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 2000 term.

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, practica, 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 2000. 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 and 40 times under the "20-29" column of the class subsections table.

Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled.

  Less than 10 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
CLASS SECTIONS 213 464 434 245 167 88 56 1,667
  Less than 10 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
CLASS SUB-SECTIONS 178 196 111 31 9 1 1 527

J. Degrees Conferred

Degrees conferred between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000
Reference: IPEDS Completions, Part A

For each of the following discipline areas, provide the percentage of diplomas/certificates, associate, and bachelor's degrees awarded.

Category Diploma/
Certificates
Associate Bachelor's CIP Categories to include here
Agriculture     6 1 and 2
Architecture     2 4
Area & Ethnic Studies       5
Biological/Life Sciences     3 26
Business/Marketing     25 8 and 52
Communications/Communication Technologies     4 9 and 10
Computer & Information Sciences     2 11
Education     18 13
Engineering/Engineering Technologies     15 14 and 15
English     1 23
Foreign Languages & Related Sciences     1 16
Health Professions & Related Sciences     1 51
Home Economics & Vocational Home Economics     2 19 and 20
Interdisciplinary Studies     2 30
Law/Legal Studies       22
Liberal Arts/General Studies     1 24
Library science       25
Mathematics     1 27
Military Science & Technologies       28 and 29
Natural Resources/Environmental Science     3 3
Parks & Recreation       31
Personal & Miscellaneous Services       12
Philosophy, Religion, Theology     1 38 and 39
Physical Sciences     2 40 and 41
Protective Services/Public Administration     1 43 and 44
Psychology     3 42
Social Sciences & History     4 45
Trade & Industry       46,47,48, and 49
Visual & Performing Arts     2 50
Other        
Total     100%  

 

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