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Technical Notes

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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 exactly 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 reported budget and
  expenditure information based on Fiscal Year data for 2009-2010 is July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. The Academic Year consists of the summer, fall, and spring terms, e.g.,
  the 2009-10 Academic Year includes the summer session 2009, the fall semester 2009-10, and the spring semester 2009-10.
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 on page one are reported based on the Summer, Fall and Spring official enrollment reports from the Office of Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting.
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 is information acquired by the Dean of Students Office from each chapter/house president and
  reflects affiliation, not residency.
7. The Student Fees Budget 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. Strategic Plan Dashboard Measures data 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 include West Lafayette and the regional campuses.
14. The College of Health & Human Sciences was formed on July 1, 2010. The new college brings together nine academic units including all programs from the College of Consumer &
  Family Sciences; Psychological Sciences and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the College of Liberal Arts; and the Health Sciences and Nursing programs from the College
  of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences (renamed the College of Pharmacy). Students are reported in the new configuration although official enrollment in the new college does not
  begin until January 2011.


Source: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness