Statistical Reports

CSU College-Year Enrollment for Matriculants
in Self-Support Special Sessions

2010-2011

The annual report on the enrollment of CSU matriculants in self-support special sessions is a response to the 2001/2002 Final Budget Report language regarding the transition to Year Round Operations: Item 6610-001-0001(14). The intent is to monitor the changes associated with the transition to year round operations across the system, including the enrollment status of degree seekers in self-support special sessions.

This report identifies two types of degree seekers: 1) students matriculated into State supported programs, and 2) students matriculated into self-support, special session programs. The definitions for both types can be found in the CSU Enrollment Reporting System Operations Manual.

August 2011

  • The California State University
  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Division of Analytic Studies
  • 401 Golden Shore
  • Long Beach, California 90802-4210

1. Six of the campuses are on a quarter system that includes a winter term, while the remaining campuses are on a semester system. Self-support special sessions may have an academic calendar that differs from the campus calendar. For instance, a semester campus may have a winter term for self-support special sessions. College year enrollments are calculated as follows:

  • Semester campuses: average of fall and spring term enrollments plus one half of summer enrollment.
  • Quarter campuses: average of fall, winter, and spring enrollments plus one third of summer enrollment.
  • Summer Arts summer enrollment is divided by 2.
  • International Programs and CalStateTEACH: average of term enrollments.
2. Full-time equivalent students (FTES) are calculated using student level as follows:
  • Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate full-time equivalent students (FTES) by term are derived by dividing total semester or quarter term credit units attempted by 15. Annual undergraduate and postbaccalaureate full-time equivalent students, whether for annualized summer, academic year, or college year FTES, are derived by dividing total semester student credit units attempted by 30 or total quarter student credit units attempted by 45. Annual Summer Arts, International Programs, and CalStateTEACH undergraduate and postbaccalaureate FTES are calculated by dividing total student credit units attempted by 30.
  • Graduate full-time equivalent students (FTES) by term are derived by dividing total semester or quarter term credit units attempted by 12. Annual graduate full-time equivalent students, whether for annualized summer, academic year, or college year FTES, are derived by dividing total semester student credit units attempted by 24 or total quarter student credit units attempted by 36. Annual graduate FTES for Summer Arts, International Programs, and CalStateTEACH are calculated by dividing total student credit units attempted by 24.

3. 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.

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

Campuses typically determine student level for undergraduates 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

5. A postbaccalaureate student holds an acceptable baccalaureate or its equivalent and has not been admitted to a graduate program. Postbaccalaureate students in this report are split into those seeking a basic teaching credential (single subject, multiple subject, or special education) and all other postbaccalaureate students.

6. 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.

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

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