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B. Enrollment and persistence

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B1. Institutional Enrollment - Men and Women

Provide numbers of students for each of the following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2011. Note: Report students formerly designated as "first professional" in the graduate cells.

FULL-TIME PART-TIME
Men Women Men Women
Undergraduates
Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen 1,028 1,079 0 0
Other first-year, degree-seeking 61 56 141 171
All other degree-seeking 2,982 3,183 156 134
Total degree-seeking 4,071 4,318 297 305
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses 30 19 191 235
Total undergraduates 4,101 4,337 488 540
Graduate
Degree-seeking, first-time 1,220 1,089 485 321
All other degree-seeking 2,521 1,934 1,062 831
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses 36 22 95 47
Total graduate 3,777 3,045 1,642 1,199
Total all undergraduates: 9,466
Total all graduate and professional students: 9,663
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS: 19,129
B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category

Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2011. Include international students only in the category "Nonresident aliens." Complete the "Total Undergraduates" column only if you cannot provide data for the first two columns. Report as your institution reports to IPEDS: persons who are Hispanic should be reported only on the Hispanic line, not under any race, and persons who are non-Hispanic multi-racial should be reported only under "Two or more races."

Degree-seeking
First-time First year
Degree-seeking Undergraduates (include first-time first-year) Total Undergraduates
(both degree- and non-degree-seeking)
Nonresident aliens 154                               533
Hispanic/Latino 221 712
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 151 492
White, non-Hispanic/Latino           1,401 5,213
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino 2 10
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 370 1,700
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino 2 4
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino 157 294
Race and/or ethnicity unknown                78 508
TOTAL 2,536 9,466

Persistence

B3. Number of degrees awarded by your institution from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011.
Certificate/diploma 321
Associate degrees 0
Bachelor's degrees 2135
Postbachelor's certificates 0
Master's degrees 5334
Post-Master's certificates 0
Doctoral degrees - research/scholarship 466
Doctoral degrees - professional practice 461
Doctoral degrees - other 0

Graduation Rates

The items in this section correspond to data elements collected by the IPEDS Web-based Data Collection System's Graduation Rate Survey (GRS). For complete instructions and definitions of data elements, see the IPEDS GRS instructions and glossary on the 2011 Web-based survey.

For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs
Please provide data for the Fall 2005 cohort if available. If Fall 2005 cohort data are not available, provide data for the Fall 2004 cohort.

2005 Cohort 2004 Cohort
Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2005. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the summer term preceding Fall 2005. Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2004. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the summer term preceding Fall 2004.
B4. Initial 2005 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students; total all students: 1952
B4. Initial 2004 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students; total all students: 1915
B5. Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions: 0
B5. Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions: 1
B6. Final 2005 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions:
(Subtract question B5 from question B4)
1952
B6. Final 2004 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions:
(Subtract question B5 from question B4)
1914
B7. Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by August 31, 2009): 1669
B7. Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by August 31, 2008): 1652
B8. Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after August 31, 2009 and by August 31, 2010): 126
B8. Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after August 31, 2008 and by August 31, 2009): 140
B9. Of the initial 2005 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after August 31, 2010 and by August 31, 2011): 32
B9. Of the initial 2004 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after August 31, 2009 and by August 31, 2010): 14
B10.Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9): 1827
B10.Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9): 1806
B11. Six-year graduation rate for 2005 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):94%
B11. Six-year graduation rate for 2004 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6): 94%

For Two-Year Institutions:
Please provide data for the 2008 cohort if available. If 2008 cohort data are not available, provide data for the 2007 cohort.

2008 Cohort 2007 Cohort
B12. Initial 2008 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:     
B12. Initial 2007 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:     
B13. Of the initial 2008 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions:     
B13. Of the initial 2007 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions:     
B14. Final 2008 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions
(Subtract question B13 from question B12)
     
B14. Final 2007 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions
(Subtract question B13 from question B12)
     
B15.Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):     
B15.Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):     
B16.Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:     
B16.Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:     
B17.Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):     
B17.Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):     
B18.Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of normal time:     
B18.Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of normal time:     
B19.Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:     
B19.Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:     
B20.Total transfers to two-year institutions:     
B20.Total transfers to two-year institutions:     
B21.Total transfers to four-year institutions:     
B21.Total transfers to four-year institutions:     

Retention Rates

Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2010 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for students who departed for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, or service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government or official church missions. No other adjustments to the initial cohort should be made.

B22. For the cohort of all full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered your institution as freshmen in Fall 2010 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2011?96%