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  1. Percentage totals in some tables will not sum to 100 due to rounding. For the same reason, values in some columns or rows may not total precisely to match the printed sum values.

  2. 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 2007-08 is July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. The Academic Year consists of the summer, fall, and spring terms, e.g., the 2007-08 Academic Year includes the summer session 2007, the fall semester 2007-08, and the spring semester 2007-08.

  3. 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 Workforce File) is used to prepare the faculty and staff information.

  4. Student Credit Hours in Fast Facts are reported based on the summer, fall, and spring official enrollment reports from the Office of Enrollment Management.

  5. 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.

  6. Number of students in Fraternities, Sororities, and Cooperative Housing reported on the Student Activities and Organizations page is information acquired by the Dean of Students Office from each chapter/house president and reflect affiliation, not residency.

  7. The Student Fees Budget on the Budget By Functional Area page 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.

  8. On the Faculty and Staff Headcount pages pertaining to race/ethnicity, the international staff are included within the race/ethnicity categories. On the Student Headcount pages pertaining to race/ethnicity, the international students are counted and reported separately from the race/ethnicity categories.

  9. Dashboard Measures data shown on the Strategic Plan Benchmark page are from national sources and the definitions may vary from internal definitions.

  10. In some instances, it has been found that more valid and reliable data are available or the methodology for calculating data has been modified and improved. Thus, historical data may not always exactly match the data published in prior Data Digests.

  11. The counts on pages pertaining to Faculty and Staff exclude unfilled positions.

  12. The Audiology and Nursing programs are professional programs that are administered by the Graduate School. In the official enrollment reports and in the figures published in the Data Digest, the students in these two programs are counted as graduate students.

  13. The Named and Distinguished Professors shown here include only West Lafayette and does not include the regional campuses.


Source: Office of Institutional Research


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