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Summary of Fall Student Enrollment Trends 2004 - 2008
  Fall
  2004 2005 2006* 2007* 2008*
Student Headcount (based on student majors)
Undergrad Degree 3,179 3,304 3,441 3,632 3,826
Undergrad Non Degree 49 71 39 42 27
Graduate Master 426 399 374 453 473
Graduate Non Degree 22 20 8 3 4
Total 3,676 3,794 3,862 4,130 4,330
Student Credit Hours (SCH) Taught (based on course regardless of student levels)**
Undergrad 22,978 25,872 27,474 29,815 31,188
Graduate 3,080 3,033 2,956 3,577 3,694
Contract 228 183 66 54 0
Total 26,286 29,088 30,496 33,446 34,882
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student Taught (based on course enrollment)**
Undergrad 1,531.87 1,724.80 1,831.60 1,987.67 2,079.20
Graduate 256.63 252.71 246.33 297.65 305.72
Contract 17.70 13.40 4.40 3.60 0.00
Total Course FTES 1,806.19 1,990.91 2,082.33 2,288.92 2,384.92
*   Includes RAK
** Source: Enrollment Planning

Terms & Definition:
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student:
A a statistic derived from the student-credit hours productivity of the unit. In non-summer terms, the number of FTE students is obtained by dividing the total number of undergraduate, first professional (law), and graduate credit hours per term by 15, 15, and 12 respectively. The number of FTE students in summer, and annualized regular session (fall and spring semesters) is obtained by dividing the total number of undergradaute, first professional, and graduate credit hours per session by 30, 30, and 24 respectively. this defintion should be distinguised from the definition of a full-time student.