2018 Almanac - Page 7



TEXAS
PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
ALMANAC
Graduates’ status/success:
Baccalaureate graduates’ employment/
enrollment status: The percentage of graduates
employed in the fourth quarter of the calendar
year after graduation and/or enrolled in a Texas
institution in the following fall after graduation.
FY 2015
Percentage of students receiving Pell Grants:
The percentage of undergraduate students who
receive a Pell Grant of any amount. Fall 2014
Lower-division: Course offerings at a level
of comprehension usually associated with
freshman and sophomore college students.
Research expenditures per T/TT faculty
FTE: Total of federal and non-profit research
expenditures per tenured/tenure-track (T/
TT) full-time faculty member equivalent
(includes only faculty members with teaching
responsibility). FY 2016 (research expenditures),
Fall 2015 (T/TT faculty FTE)
Revenue per FTSE: Revenue, excluding auxiliary
and public service funds, divided by the number
of full-time student equivalents (FTSE) by
categories, including total revenue, tuition and
fees, state appropriation, federal funds, and
institutional funds. Tuition and fees is the net of
scholarship discounts and allowances. FY 2016
Two-year college students at universities:
Baccalaureate graduates who completed SCHs
at two-year public colleges: Percentage of
baccalaureate graduates who completed 30 or
more semester credit hours (SCH) at two-year
public colleges. FY 2016
Graduation of two-year college students:
Percentage of undergraduates who were firsttime transfer students from Texas two-year
public colleges with 30 or more semester credit
hours (SCH) in the six years prior to transferring
and who graduated from the same Texas public
university within four years. FY 2016
UG: Abbreviation for undergraduate.
Upper-division: Course offerings at a level of
comprehension usually associated with junior
and senior college students.
Uses of funds per state-funded FTSE:
Operating expenses divided by the number of
full-time student equivalents (FTSE). Operating
expenses are broken out by total; instruction,
research, and academic support; student
services and scholarships; institutional support
and operations and maintenance (OM) of plant;
and other expenses (e.g., capital outlays from
current fund sources). FY 2016
APPENDIX
Historically Black College or University
(HBCU): Any historically black college or
university established prior to 1964 whose
principal mission was, and is, the education of
black Americans.
Restricted research expenditures: Expenditures
contracted, gifted, or granted by an external
entity (such as government agencies,
philanthropic organizations, or individuals)
where the primary use must be research
or development. The Coordinating Board
collects restricted research expenditures for
formula distribution of Research Development
Funds (RDF) and as a criterion for the
National Research Universities Fund (NRUF).
However, restricted research expenditures
are more narrowly defined here than in the
Annual Financial Reports (AFR) and thus not
comparable. Estimates for restricted research
expenditures for institutions not participating in
RDF or NRUF are research expenditures minus
state appropriated funds, institutional funds,
and indirect cost. FY 2016
Transfer rate: The percentage of students in the
cohort who transferred to a senior institution
within six years. Fall 2010 cohort through FY
2016
PROFILES: 2-YEAR
Hispanic Serving (HS): Colleges, universities,
or systems/districts in which Hispanic fall
headcount enrollment constitutes a minimum of
25% of the total fall headcount enrollment.
Research expenditures: Total expenditures
from federal, state, private, and institutional
sources combined, as reported in the annual
research expenditures report. FY 2016
Transfers to a senior institution:
Cohort: Number of students entering higher
education for the first time at a two-year public
institution who were not concurrently enrolled
at a four-year institution. Fall 2010 cohort
PROFILES: 4-YEAR
Developmental education/non-developmental
education rates: The percentage of first-time,
full-time, credential-seeking undergraduates
who graduated after three academic years
by whether they met or did not meet state
readiness standards in one or more areas under
the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).
Other: All other races not individually listed,
including Native Hawaiian, other Pacific
Islander, American Indian, Native Alaskan,
Asian, multiracial not including African
American, or unknown origin.
COMPARISONS
Public two-year college 3-, 4-, and 6-year
rates: The percentage of first-time, credentialseeking undergraduates who graduate within
3, 4, or 6 academic years for two groups:
those students who enrolled in their first fall as
full-time students (taking 12 or more semester
credit hours [SCH]) and those who enrolled
part-time (taking fewer than 12 SCH). Both
degrees and certificates are included. Rates
through FY 2016 (for fall 2013, 2012, and
2010 cohorts, respectively)
International student: A person who is
not a citizen or permanent resident of the
United States and who is in this country on a
temporary basis and does not have the right to
remain indefinitely. It may also refer to a nonresident alien.
Time and SCH to degree: The average length
of time in years and number of attempted
semester credit hours (SCH) to complete an
associate degree (for two-year institutions) or a
bachelor’s degree (for four-year institutions) for
students who graduated in FY 2016. Students
are tracked 10 years back for accumulation
of semester credit hours and total years and
months that have elapsed from the first date of
entry. Dual credit and developmental education
hours are excluded. (Note: Dual credit hours
were included in these measures prior to the
2013 almanac.)
STATEWIDE
Graduation rates:
Public university 4-, 6-, and 10-year rates:
The percentage of first-time entering,
degree-seeking students who graduated
with a bachelor’s degree or higher from the
same institution or another Texas public or
independent institution after 4, 6, and 10
academic years for two groups: those students
who enrolled in their first fall as full-time
students (taking 12 or more semester credit
hours [SCH]) and those who enrolled part-time
(taking fewer than 12 SCH). Rates through FY
2016 (for fall 2012, 2010, and 2006 cohorts,
respectively)
Race/ethnicity: In addition to African
American, Hispanic, and White, the following
race/ethnicity categories are included.
Student/faculty ratio: Full-time student
equivalents (FTSE) divided by full-time
equivalent (FTE) teaching faculty. For FTE
teaching faculty, faculty reported on CBM008
must match CBM004 to be included in
calculation. Fall 2015
60X30TX
Two-year college graduates’ employment/
enrollment status: The percentage of academic
or technical graduates employed in the fourth
quarter of the calendar year after graduation
and/or enrolled in a Texas two- or four-year
institution in the following fall after graduation,
as specified. FY 2015
Percentile: The score below which a certain
percentage of observations fall. For example,
the 25th percentile score is the score below
which 25% of the scores may be found, and
the 75th percentile score is the score below
which 75% of the scores may be found.
SAT/ACT test scores: Test score ranges are
shown for Math and Critical Reading on the
SAT test and for Math and English on the ACT
test. Of enrolled full-time students, 50% have
test scores within the ranges listed, 25% have
scores above, and 25% have scores below.
(Source: USDOE IPEDS data for fall 2015, most
recent data available)
NATIONAL
Percentage of graduates completing 30 SCH
at a two-year college: The percentage of
university graduates who took 30 or more
semester credit hours (SCH) at two-year public
institutions. FY 2016
INTRODUC
TION
INTRODUCTION
Fiscal year (FY): The state’s fiscal year is similar
to the academic year of institutions. The fiscal
year runs from September 1 through August 31;
for example, FY 2016 is September 1, 2015, to
August 31, 2016.
2017
Except as noted in the almanac, the source of data is Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board institutionally certified CBM data; most measures are
available in the Texas Higher Education Accountability System.
2017 TEXAS PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION ALMANAC
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