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Data Definitions

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A student elects to take a course, but does not wish to receive a grade.

Tenth day of class after term has started for Fall and Spring semesters.

Post-Bachelor and Post-Master programs.

Each program of study has a specific Classification of Instructional Program code.

Designates whether a student is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen, or Permanent Resident Alien (Non-Citizen).

Classification based on hours earned by student.

Student with credit hours earned between 0 and 29.999.

Student with credit hours between 60 and 89.999.

Student with credit hours greater than 90.

Students with credit hours between 30 and 59.999.

A specific group of students established for tracking purposes, such as calculating retention and graduation rates.

Courses are numbered according to their course-level: Below 100: non-degree courses, 100-299: lower division undergrad courses, 300-499: upper division undergrad courses, 500-599: master level graduate courses, 600-901: doctoral level graduate courses.

Degree, Diploma, Certificate

Unit of measuring educational credit.

Students enrolled in majors designated by UNCW distance education, including Online.

Federal Interagency Committee on Education 6-digit identification code identify all schools DOE fed student aide google.

Student attending university for the first time after graduating high school.

Full-Time Equivalent

Grade Point Average

Audit, Non-graded, Pass/Fail, Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Standard Letter

Students who are Non-US Citizens, or Permanent Resident Aliens.

Students with a citizenship status of Non-Resident Alien, Resident Alien.

Job Categories (JCATs) are 6-digit codes assigned to position and job records for identifying the occupation / function of those roles.

Students self-identified as having a military affiliation.

Online Accelerated Program - course instruction using 7-week session.

Designates whether the student is In-state or Out-of-state for tuition purposes.

Regular Term Instruction

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code is used by Federal agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data.

Hours earned at a post-secondary institution other than UNCW.

Institution where university accepted transfer credit from.

A student attending an institution who has completed at least one hour of post-secondary credit after graduating high school.

Hour earned at UNCW.