Calculated Undergraduate FTE
Calculated Undergraduate FTE (Full Time Equivalent) is used in IPEDS 12-month enrollment reporting and is calculated as: (State Term Units Attempted for remedial, lower division, and upper division courses / 30).
Note that this definition counts remedial-, lower division-, and upper division-level course activity regardless of the classification of the student taking the course.
|Where Term Appears|
|Institutional Assessment and Research|
|Logical Transformation / Calculation|
|"State Term Remedial Units Attempted Total" + "State Term Units Attempted - Lower Division Total" + "State Term Units Attempted - Upper Division Total"; Divided by 300|
|OBIEE Folder and Column|
"The number of FTE students is calculated based on the credit and/or contact hours reported by the institution on the IPEDS 12-month enrollment (E12) component and the institution's calendar system, as reported on the IC Header component. The following table indicates the level of instructional activity used to convert the credit and/or contact hours reported to an indicator of full-time equivalents (FTE students):
Quarter calendar system
- Enrollment level (One FTE over 12-month period)
-Undergraduate 45 credit hours, 900 contact hours
-Graduate 36 credit hours
Semester/trimester/4-1-4 plan/other calendar system
-Enrollment level (one FTE over 12-month period)
-Undergraduate 30 credit hours 900 contact hours
-Graduate 24 credit hours"
- National Center for Education Statistics. IPEDS Data Collection System. Retrieved from: https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/Ipeds/VisInstructions.aspx?survey=9&id=30039&show=all.