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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 2,115 2,036 2,116 2,280 2,467
Undergrad Non Degree 17 23 20 22 19
Graduate Master 1,166 1,153 1,237 1,270 1,227
Graduate Doctoral 358 358 358 373 394
Graduate Non Degree 304 250 189 228 180
Total 3,960 3,820 3,920 4,173 4,287
Student Credit Hours (SCH) Taught (based on course regardless of student levels)**
Undergrad 20,838 20,884 21,988 23,478 25,500
Graduate 9,078 9,176 9,049 9,457 9,433
Contract 291 231 264 318 93
Total 30,207 30,291 31,301 33,253 35,026
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student Taught (based on course enrollment)**
Undergrad 1,389.20 1,392.27 1,465.87 1,565.21 1,699.99
Graduate 756.46 762.53 750.56 788.00 785.99
Contract 24.25 19.25 22.00 26.50 7.75
Total Course FTES 2,169.91 2,174.05 2,238.42 2,379.71 2,493.73
*   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.