Percentage totals in some tables will not sum to 100 due to
rounding. For the same reason, values in some columns may not
total precisely to match the printed sum values.
The most current data are reported to the extent possible.
Because of timing differences in the availability of data, the
reported times vary. For example, the budget and expenditure
information reported are based on fiscal year data that for
2002-03 is July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. The academic
year consists of the summer, fall, and spring terms, e.g., the
2002-03 academic year includes the summer 2002 session, the
fall 2002 semester, and the spring 2003 semester.
The fall semester student and teaching activity information
used for official reporting purposes is based on a "snapshot"
of the data on a specific day, which is normally at the beginning
of the second week of classes. Similarly, a "snapshot"
file (the October Workforce file) is used to prepare the faculty
and staff information.
Student Credit Hours in Fast
Facts are reported based on the Summer, Fall, and Spring
official enrollment reports from the Office of Enrollment Management.
Extramural awards include all contracts and grants that were
processed through Sponsored Program Services. Research and Sponsored
Program Expenditures include expenditures incurred on sponsored
program projects, state and federally appropriated research
projects, and gifted research projects.
Number of students
in Fraternities, Sororities, and Cooperative Housing reported
is information acquired by the Dean of Students office from
each chapter/house president and reflect affiliation, not residency.
The Source of data for Faculty and Staff Full-Time Equivalency
by Source of Funding on page 49
includes a modified definition of the "General Funds"
and "Auxiliary and Other Funds" categories after 2001.
The new definition reports the 115 Fund (Income Producing –
OIELL Activity) under "Auxiliary and Other Funds."
The 115 fund was reported prior to 2001 under "General
Funds." The 1997 data in this analysis were generated using
the new definition for comparison purposes.
In the Peer University Comparison Section, Cornell University
includes only the Cornell Statutory programs. Cornell Endowed
programs have been excluded.
Beginning with the 2003-04 Data Digest, the budget figures
on pages 57 and 58
were recast to include Statewide Technology. The Student Fees
Budget on page 58 was
changed in 2002-03 to be reported as gross student fees with
fee remissions added to the expenditure side of the budget.
Prior to 2002-03, fee remissions were deducted from total student
fees and reported as net student fees.
In the Faculty and Staff headcounts on pages 50,
and 114, international
staff are included within the race/ethnicity categories. For
the Student headcounts on pages 18,
the international students are counted and reported separately
from the race/ethnicity categories.
Figures for the Study
Abroad program differ from those figures shown in previous
editions of the Data Digest because summer enrollments were
attributed to the wrong academic year in the past.
data is from national sources and the definitions may vary
from internal definitions.