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Definitions and Notes
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  1. Percentage totals in some tables will not round to 100 due to rounding. For the same reason, total values in some cases may not precisely match the sums of the printed 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 1999-2000 is July 1, 1999, through July 30, 2000. The academic year consists of the summer, fall, and spring terms, e.g., the 2000-01 academic year includes the summer 2000 session, the fall 2000 semester, and the spring 2001 semester.

  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 is used to prepare the faculty and staff information using an end-of-September file.

  4. Student Credit Hours in Fast Facts are reported based on the Spring, Fall, and Winter Office of the Registrar official enrollment reports.

  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. Financial Aid information does not include athletic aid or graduate fellowships, assistantships, or counselorships.

  7. Source of data for Faculty and Staff Section is the October Workforce File.

  8. Land area acreage for Purdue Research Park changed from the previous year due to sale of 50 acres.

  9. Number of Buildings at regional campuses changed from the previous year due to error in reporting in previous year.

  10. Number of students in fraternities, sororities, and cooperative housing is student self-reported information based on local address from the Registrar's files. Number of students in cooperative housing is information acquired by the Dean of Students office from each chapter/house president.

  11. The Source of Data for Faculty and Staff Full-Time Equivalency by Source of Funding includes a modified definition of the “General Funds” and “Auxiliary and Other Funds” categories for 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 1996 data in this analysis were generated using the new definition for comparison purposes.

  12. In the Peer University Comparison Section, Cornell University includes only the Cornell Statutory programs. Cornell Endowed programs have been excluded.

  13. Through personal communication with Texas A&M, it was determined that the salary and compensation data for assistant professors appearing in the March/April 2001 Academe was incorrect. The peer salary appearing in the Data Digest reflects the correct salary and compensation information.
Source: Office of Institutional Research


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