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Glossary of Terms / Data Definitions

Following is a list of the most commonly used terms and related definitions used throughout this website.

 Results From Institutional Research and Effectiveness : Selected site
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Fiscal Year FTESFiscal Year Full-time Equivalent Student
Calculated by dividing summer, fall and spring student credit hours divided by 30
FTEFull-time Equivalents
FTEFFull-time Equivalent Faculty
FTESFull-time Equivalent Student
Calculated by dividing student credit hours by 30
Headcount StudentsNumber of individual students enrolled for a semester
In most cases, headcount only includes students that are reportable to the state (e.g., enrolled in D1 or H1)
NRANon-resident Alien
OIRPAOffice of Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis
We are the institutional research unit for the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses at UC Denver.
SCHStudent Credit Hours
Derived by multiplying the number of students enrolled in a course by the course credit (e.g., 3.0 credit hours x 30 students = 90 SCH)
Student/Faculty RatioFTES divided by FTEF
Term FTESFull-time Equivalent Student For Single Semester/Term
Calculated by dividing student credit hours by 15

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