Following is a list of the most commonly used terms and related definitions throughout this Web site.
FTE - full-time equivalents
- FTE student (FTES) - full-time equivalent student, calculated by dividing student credit hours by 30
- Fiscal year FTES - includes summer, fall and spring student credit hours divided by 30
- Term FTES - full-time equivalent student for a single semester, calculated by dividing student credit hours by 15
- FTEF - full-time equivalent faculty
Headcount students - the number 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.
SCH - student 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)
SFR - student/faculty ratio (FTES divided by FTEF)
NRA - nonresident alien