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  Fall Semester
  2004 2005 2006* 2007* 2008*
Student Headcount (based on student majors)
Undergrad Degree 16,887 17,529 17,812 17,983 18,240
Undergrad Non Degree 520 562 409 606 569
First Professional 778 742 762 799 681
Graduate Master 6,407 6,758 6,785 7,022 7,507
Graduate Doctoral 1,612 1,748 1,776 1,791 1,839
Graduate Non Degree 2,670 2,389 2,345 2,131 1,878
Total Student Headcount 28,874 29,728 29,889 30,332 30,714
Student Credit Hours (SCH) Taught (based on course regardless of student levels)
Undergrad 216,597 224,929 229,130 231,484 234,904
Graduate 46,276 46,943 46,823 48,942 51,031
First Professional 9,485 9,080 9,739 10,419 9,081
Contract 9,716 10,495 10,753 10,731 10,825
Total SCH Taught 282,074 291,447 296,444 301,576 305,841
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student Taught (based on course enrollment)
Undergrad 14,439.8 14,995.3 15,275.3 15,432.3 15,660.3
Graduate 3,856.3 3,911.9 3,901.9 4,065.5 4,231.1
First Professional 635.4 610.1 655.7 700.6 610.7
Contract 802.1 869.6 890.3 878.9 890.1
Total Course FTES 19,733.7 20,386.8 20,723.2 21,077.3 21,392.2
*   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.