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Summary of Fall Student Enrollment Trends 2006 - 2010
  Fall
  2006* 2007* 2008* 2009 2010
Student Headcount (based on student majors)
Undergrad Degree 1,627 1,768 1,811 1,933 2,041
Undergrad Non Degree 0 79 82 109 120
Graduate Master 337 274 305 346 456
Graduate Doctoral 494 438 444 443 483
Graduate Non Degree 35 135 139 133 124
Total 2,493 2,694 2,781 2,964 3,224
Student Credit Hours (SCH) Taught (based on course regardless of student levels)**
Undergrad 38,709 40,907 40,526 44,062 45,071
Graduate 4,230 4,286 4,644 4,357 5,468
Contract 75 691 714 780 1,002
Total 43,014 45,884 45,884 49,199 51,541
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student Taught (based on course enrollment)**
Undergrad 2,580.60 2,727.13 2,701.73 2,937.51 3,004.73
Graduate 352.50 354.35 378.76 362.94 455.48
Contract 6.25 46.88 50.85 57.90 79.90
Total Course FTES 2,939.35 3,128.37 3,131.34 3,358.35 3,540.11
*   Includes RAK
** Source: Enrollment Planning

Note: The college mappings for student programs and course subjects are based on the most recent structure.

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.