The number of students (admitted / number applied) X 100% = acceptance rate.
A student that has met all admissions requirements for the University and has been offered admission to the University.
A student who has submitted an undergraduate application for admission.(Only complete applications with the paid application fee and test scores and transcripts included are counted.)
A program for which a certification is awarded upon completion of all the requirements for a particular academic study.
The student's current class at the institution. The typical values are first year, second year, or freshman, sophomore, etc.
Classification of Students
In a regular semester, a student who registers for 12 or more semester hours is classified as full-time. A student registered for less than 12 semester hours is classified as part-time. In order to graduate in eight semesters of attendance, a student in a typical degree program (120-128 semester hours) must average 15-16 semester hours of credit per semester. Students will be classified as to class standing as follows: 1-29 semester hours: Freshman; 30-59 semester hours: Sophomore; 60-78 semester hours: Junior; 90 or more semester hours: Senior.
Co-Op Work Experience
A structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience.
A group of individuals having a common statistical factor.
First level of the institution organization structure that owns the student or the academic instruction for a student course.
Community College Transfer Students
Students with transfer credits most recently generated from a community college.
Clinical Support Staff
A database of student, employee, and faculty data.
A subunit of a college; department responsible for the major subject area of a student course or associated with the major within the student academic study.
Direct Exchange Study Abroad
A reciprocal one-for-one student exchange with one specific partner of ECU's abroad.
Online distance education degree programs that allow students to access their coursework 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the internet.
A student who has a current, active course schedule for a specific term.
EPA includes all employees (academic and non-academic) on the university payroll that are not subject to the State Personnel Act.
Programs where students enroll at one of ECU?s partner institutions abroad and where a student from the partner institution enrolls at ECU.
F & A
Facilities and Administration costs.
Faculty include employees on a 9 or 12 month appointment whose primary activity is instruction, research, and/or on-campus extension. The occupational activity code of "20" represents faculty and is the fundamental faculty identifier, it is a part of each person's job attributes.
Fees are reviewed and approved by the University's Board of Trustees with final approval pending the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System review.
First-time, Full-time Freshmen
Enrolled first-time, full-time freshmen are newly-admitted, first-degree students
taking work creditable towards a bachelor?s degree who have not attended college
or university prior to the immediately previous summer sessions and who have Full-Time
Equivalency (FTE) of 1.00 during the fall reporting term.
The East Carolina University Foundation was established
in 1967 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to fund the margin
of excellence at ECU. Gifts to the ECU Foundation benefit the students, faculty,
academic programs, and research activities at ECU, and they make a significant difference
in the quality and impact of our university.
Four-Year Graduation Rates
The proportion of students graduated from the university within four years of matriculation.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
A standard often defined as the 40-hour work
week. Full-time Equivalents (FTEs) are counted in terms of full-time employees and
portions of part-time employees.
Undergraduate students taking 12 hours or more per semester;
Graduate students taking 9 hours or more per semester.
The method of funding for instruction. Student Credit Hour
(SCH) funding categories include regular term, which includes on-campus, and distance
The Global Classroom is a state-of-the-art teaching and
learning center which supports internet-based video conferencing and other collaboration
tools for groups up to 100 persons. One use of the Global Classroom is distance
education taping, live web cast, and archived sessions. In addition to distance
education, the Global Classroom supports video teleconferencing which allows students
and faculty on the ECU campus to meet ?face to face? with other students and faculty
around the state, nation, and world.
Grade Point Average
Graduation rate is the proportion of a cohort of students that graduate in a specified period of time, such as four or six years.
The score earned by an individual taking the Graduate Record Examination.
Graduate Student Exit Survey
International Exchange Students
A university student who enrolls for a period
at a foreign institution as part of a reciprocal program between two institutions
or countries. An example of this would be an ECU student enrolling in a French partner
institution while a French student from that institution enrolls at ECU.
Universities and educational institutions outside
the United States. Currently ECU has 23 international partner institutions in 18
Students who enroll in educational institutions outside their passport country.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics.
IPEDS reports degrees awarded July 1 of a given year through June 30 of the following year.
LibQUAL+? is a suite of services that libraries use to solicit,
track, understand, and act upon users' opinions of service quality. These services
are offered to the library community by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
Exam which upon passing student is granted a license to teach or practice.
Method of Delivery
The means by which course content and instruction are made available to the student.
New Undergraduate Transfers
A new student, at the undergraduate level, for first term who has recognized college credit(s) from other institution(s).
National Survey of Student Engagement
Occupational Activity (OA) represents the IPEDS definition of job duties for each
group of employees (administrators, faculty, professional, technical, etc.). These
groups are the main way our reports break out employees.
Undergraduate students taking less than 12 hours per semester, Graduate students taking less than 9 hours per semester.
Grades Pre-kindergarten through grade 12
Student's program, curriculum or course of study.
Research and Development (R&D) activities include:
Sponsored research (including federal and nonfederal sponsors),
University research (institutional funds that are separately budgeted for individual R&D projects),
Other accounts funded that are only used for research,
Recovered and unrecovered indirect costs,
Equipment purchased from R&D project accounts,
R&D funds passed through to a sub-recipient organization, educational or other,
Clinical trials, (Phases I, II, or III),
Research training grants funding work on organized research projects
Categories used to describe groups to which individuals belong,
identify with, or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote
scientific definitions of anthropological origins. Categories include:
American Indian/Alaskan Native,
Black or African American,
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander,
Two or More Races,
University of North Carolina grants and contracts database
Residency status of the student as established for tuition purposes.
The proportion of a cohort of students that start at the university and progress to the next year.
Scholastic Assessment Test; These scores are required on new freshman applicants unless the ACT-Composite score is the only one available.
Faculty productivity database
The most recently attended institution from which the student has generated transfer credits.
Six-Year Graduation Rates
The proportion of students graduated from the university within six years of matriculation.
SPA employees include all employees on the university payroll that are
subject to the State Personnel Act.
All EPA and SPA employees who are not classified as faculty. The
Occupational Activity codes for staff include:
Clerical and secretarial,
Other professionals (support/service),
Technical and paraprofessionals
Programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Student Credit Hour (SCH)
A creditable measure representing an amount of
work in intended learning outcomes that is verified by evidence of student achievement
and corresponds to minimum time spent in and out of class for the student.
Students pursuing educational opportunities or taking courses
in another country.
Permanent faculty appointment conferred in accordance with prescribed
institutional policies and regulations that are intended to promote and protect
the academic freedom of faculty.
A new student, at any given level, for first term who
has recognized college credit(s) from other institution(s).
Tuition rates are reviewed by the University's Board of Trustees
and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System and set annually
by the North Carolina legislature.
The ratio of the number of employees that had to be replaced
in a given time period to the average number of employees.
Students that are not candidates for a degree, diploma, certificate, or equivalent award,
but are taking courses in regular classes with other students? (i.e., the degree intent is unclassified).