CSU Credential Program Enrollment Reports


Definitions and Explanations

1. This report is based on the Student Enrollment File (ERSS) of the Enrollment Reporting System.

2. The census date for this report is the close of the third week of instruction for campuses on a quarter system and the fourth week of instruction for campuses on a semester system across all terms that comprise the college year. Enrollments are in terms of the net number of students actively enrolled on the census date.

3. The college year includes fall and spring semesters (and summer term, if applicable) for campuses operating on the semester calendar, or summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters with a quarter calendar. The college year begins with the summer term which is followed by the fall, winter, and spring terms. The academic year does not include summer.

4. Six of the campuses are on a quarter system (four as year-round), while the remaining campuses are on a semester system. CSU Stanislaus has adopted the "4-1-4" academic calendar consisting of two 13-week semesters and a month-long winter term. College year enrollments are calculated as follows:

  • Semester and three-quarter calendar campuses: average of term enrollments plus one half of summer enrollment (if campus held a summer term).
  • Year-round (four-quarter) campuses: average of fall, winter, and spring enrollments plus one third of summer enrollment.
  • Stanislaus (4-1-4 calendar): average enrollments are calculated by weighting terms by 13, 4, and 13.
  • CalStateTEACH: average of term enrollments.

5. Full-time equivalent students (FTES) by term are derived by dividing total semester (quarter) student credit hours by 15. Annual full-time equivalent students are derived by either dividing total semester student credit hours for the academic year by 30 or total quarter student credit hours by 45. Summer Arts FTES are calculated by dividing total student credit units by 30.

6. Definitions of term FTES in the 4-1-4 system at Stanislaus do not conform to systemwide definitions. The inclusion of the special winter term, however, adjusts FTES for systemwide comparability and uniformity of annual FTES.

7. Annualized summer quarter FTES are calculated for quarter campuses by dividing the sum of total units attempted by 45. The annualized summer term FTES for Summer Arts or semester campuses are calculated by dividing the sum of total units attempted by 30.

8. College Year headcount enrollment and full-time equivalent student (FTES) totals are often displayed to one decimal place in this report even though they are calculated to six decimal points in the software. Systemwide headcount enrollment and FTES results may therefore differ if campus totals are summed employing different rounding rules.

9. For purposes of this report, class level for undergraduate students is determined by the value found in the Enrollment Reporting System data element Student Level Code.

Campuses typically determine class level for undergraduate students by the number of accumulated semester or quarter credit hours as follows:

Class LevelSemester HoursQuarter Hours
FreshmanFewer than 30Fewer than 45
Sophomore30 to fewer than 6045 to fewer than 90
Junior60 to fewer than 9090 to fewer than 135
Senior90 or more135 or more

10. A postbaccalaureate student holds an acceptable baccalaureate or its equivalent and has not been admitted in a graduate program.

11. A graduate student holds an acceptable baccalaureate or its equivalent and has been admitted to a graduate program. The distinction between graduate and postbaccalaureate students is based on the information reported in the Enrollment Reporting System data element Student Standing Code.

12. "Campus Totals" refer to enrollments for campuses, excluding supplemental programs operated by the CSU. "System Totals" include enrollments for CalStateTEACH. Beginning in college year 1998-99, Statewide Nursing is included in Dominguez Hills enrollment.

13. Students identify themselves by ethnicity in one of the following groups:

  • American Indian or Alaskan Native. All persons descending from any of the original people of North America, and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
  • African American. All persons descending from any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of Hispanic origin).
  • Chicano, Mexican American, Mexican. All persons descending from any of the original people of Mexico.
  • Filipino. All persons descending from any of the original people of the Philippine Islands.
  • Other Latino. All persons descending from any of the original people of Central America or South America , including persons having origins from Cuba, Puerto Rico, other Caribbean Islands, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race (except Mexican American).
  • Asian American. All persons descending from any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent. This area includes, for example, China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, and Thailand.
  • Pacific Islander. All persons descending from any of the original peoples of the Pacific Islands (except Filipinos). This area includes, for example, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Guam, Fiji, and the Marshall Islands.
  • White Non-Hispanic. All persons descending from any of the original people of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin).
  • All Other Responses. All persons who do not fall into one of the above categories.
  • No Response. Students not surveyed or who do not mark a choice of ethnic codes from the list provided.
  • Declined to State. Persons who decline to identify themselves with any ethnic category.

14. Enrollments are summarized by ethnic group after first excluding "Nonresident Aliens." Students having an ethnic group code of "All Other Responses," "No Response," and "Declined to State" are grouped together in this report as "Unknown."

15. Preliminary designated subject credentials can be acquired without attending a CSU campus. Internship credential recommendations are made when the student begins a CSU education credential program.

16. Credential Subject Matter Waiver Objectives are grouped as follows:

  • Credential Program. A credential program is designed to develop expertise in the skills of teaching. Students learn such skills as classroom management, lesson planning, and curriculum development. Usually, but not necessarily, students begin the credential program after earning the bachelorís degree.
  • Regular Credential Program. Normal course of study in a credential program that is distinct from either blended or internship programs. A regular program is available to undergraduates under certain circumstances or, more usually, postbaccalaureate and graduate students. A regular credential program can include a single subject, multiple subject, special education, or service credential objective.
  • Integrated Undergraduate/Blended Credential Program. Allows a student to complete course work for a baccalaureate degree and credential at the same time. A student is eligible for acceptance/admission to an integrated credential program as a junior. While they are "on a coursework track" toward program admission as a freshman or sophomore, they cannot be officially admitted until they have junior status.
  • Internship Program. Students with a bachelor's degree who meet subject matter competency requirements and choose to work while learning to teach. These specially designed programs place the student in a classroom as a teacher under supervision while completing coursework on teaching theory and techniques.
  • Single Subject Credential. This credential authorizes a person to teach in a classroom where only one subject is taught, such as a classroom in departmentalized high schools and junior high schools.†
  • Multiple Subject Credential. This credential authorizes a person to teach in a classroom where many different subjects are taught by a single individual, such as in elementary schools.
  • Special Education Credential. This credential involves study related to special education of the handicapped or disabled.
  • Service Credential. This credential involves study related to non-classroom specialties such as administrative services, pupil personnel services, and clinical rehabilitative services.

17. The chart of Teacher Education Credential Programs (Table 35) displays those programs approved for each CSU campus by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).


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Last Updated: August 27, 2004